A rare coronavirus outbreak in South Africa has killed over 30,000 people and sickened thousands more.
The World Health Organization says the outbreak is “extremely unusual”.
It’s the first time in history that the virus has been spread from one country to another, with the first cases reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The virus has not yet been transmitted to humans outside of Africa, though there is evidence of it in China.
South Africa’s public health minister, Pravin Gordhan, has said that the outbreak was “an attack on the state of South Africa”.
“We are now seeing people being treated in hospitals, but the disease is still here,” he told the BBC.
The first cases of coronaviruses were reported in China in May 2016. “
The virus is very infectious, and it’s spreading through the community.”
The first cases of coronaviruses were reported in China in May 2016.
The disease, known as COVID-19, was first detected in the northern Chinese province of Liaoning in July 2016.
A month later, in November, the Chinese government said that another case of the virus had been found in a pregnant woman in the city of Shenzhen.
In March 2017, South Africa confirmed another case, with at least 50 people in hospital.
In August, South Africans also reported the first reported cases of the coronaviral respiratory disease.
The WHO said the latest case was in a middle-aged woman in Johannesburg, and the first case in the country was in the north-western province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Health officials are still unsure how many people are still infected.
The outbreak began in December and was expected to spread to the rest of South African society, although coronavirotosis is relatively rare.
According to the WHO, the outbreak could have been prevented if the WHO had acted sooner.
Dr Gordhan said that there were some areas where people had been able to go to their GP appointments without problems.
He also said that “it’s not over yet”.
“There is still an urgent need to monitor the health of the population and to try and reduce the spread of the disease in the community,” he said.
“There are still some communities who are at risk and still have the virus and who need to be monitored.”