On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported a novel coronavirus as the causative agent of this outbreak, which is phylogenetically in the SARS-CoV clade. The novel coronavirus has thus been named ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2), while coronavirus disease associated with it is now referred to as COVID-19.
The South African Government implemented the national lockdown on the 26th of March 2020 to contain the situation. Best Care Ambulance Service will still be operational during this time as an essential service. Our Essential Service Certificate can be viewed here.
Best Care Ambulance Service invested in setting up a specialized COVID-19 Unit which will turn out to all suspected COVID-19 cases in our operational area. Please feel free to download the following items to learn more about the COVID-19 and Best Care Ambulance Service’s Action Plan.