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One calamity after another, this is what SA has been through since Covid’s patient zero

Little did ‘patient zero’ know when he got off his plane in South Africa, after returning from Italy in 2020, that he was carrying the little-known Sars-Cov-2 virus, which causes Covid. And it was on March 5, 2020 that then Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced his presence in South Africa. Patient Zero was soon joined by much more – with Ugandan-South African scientist and HIV prevention researcher Dr. Gita Ramjee as one of the first notable people to die from Covid related complications. According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, nearly 100,000 people had died from Covid…

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