South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster in South Africa in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With number of reported cases steadily on the rise it is important to maintain social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. Read our guide about the importance of social distancing.

Self-quarantine for COVID-19 is recommended for those who have been directly exposed to the virus or who have travelled to places where there are lots of people infected. This is done to prevent further transmission.  Here’s a 10-step guide to self-quarantine.

READ: What to do if you’ve come into contact with a person who has COVID-19

Four ways to avoid being infected.

(Source: Department of Health)