09 April 2020 – Established dedicated centre to track screening, testing and hospitalisations

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa established a COVID-19 information centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to track all screening, testing, isolation and hospitalisation throughout the country.

This measure was announced as part of a package of intensified public health measures along with an extension to the national lockdown.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-extension-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-end-april-9-apr-2020-0000