The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased to seven, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Monday 9.
All of the people were part of the group of 10 who went on a ski trip to Italy. Six of the cases are in KwaZulu-Natal, and one in Gauteng.
The news has raised concern among South Africans who fear they too may fall victim to the deadly virus.
News24 sat down with Dr Kerrigan McCarthy, specialist pathologist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), to discuss how the virus is transmitted and what measures people can take to keep themselves safe.