'SA is certainly one of best prepared countries in our region for coronavirus'

South African Health Products Authority chairperson Professor Helen Rees says South Africa is ready for the coronavirus outbreak.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa called on all South Africans living in Wuhan, China, to come back home as fears mount over the continuous spread of the coronavirus.

Also, two South African citizens working on a Japanese cruise ship have tested positive for the virus.

Speaking to Nickolaus Bauer, Rees says this is a serious outbreak.

Most of us anticipate that we are going to start seeing cases in many more African countries now.

Professor Helen Rees, Chairperson - South African Health Products Authority 

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This is a very serious outbreak.

Professor Helen Rees, Chairperson - South African Health Products Authority 

In our region, South Africa is certainly one of the best prepared countries and there have been enormous efforts to train our healthcare professionals.

Professor Helen Rees, Chairperson - South African Health Products Authority 

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