On Sunday, SA’s ability to manage the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was tested again: a traveller from Shanghai arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Joburg with a fever.

Emergency response plans kicked into gear. Officials took samples to test for the virus. The patient was spirited away to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and placed under quarantine; the test results, available on Monday, were negative for the virus...

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