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Where can I go to be tested for COVID-19?

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to climb in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of a large-scale COVID-19 screening, testing, tracing and a medical management programme. 

South Africans who suspect that they or someone they know might be infected, can be tested for the virus at one of these locations.

Limpopo          

Polokwane Hospital     
Address: Cnr. Hospital & Dorp St, Polokwane, 0699
Phone: 015 287 5000

Mpumalanga  

Rob Ferreira Hospital   
Address: General Dan Pienaar Street, Nelspruit, 1201
Phone: 013 741 6282

Gauteng          

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital       
Address: Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
Phone: 011 488 4911

Steve Biko Hospital     
Address: Steve Biko Road & Malan St, Prinshof 349-Jr, Pretoria, 0002
Phone: 012 354 1000

Tembisa Hospital         
Address: 539-541 Reverend R.T.J. Namane Dr, Hospital View, Tembisa, 1632
Phone: 011 923 2000

KwaZulu-Natal

Grey's Hospital
Address: The Msunduzi, Town Hill, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Phone: 033 897 3000

North West      

Klerksdorp Hospital     
Address: John Orr St, Neserhof, Klerksdorp, 2571
Phone: 018 406 4600

Northern Cape 

Kimberley Hospital
Address: 114 Du Toitspan Rd, Civic Centre, Kimberley, 8300
Phone: 053 802 9111

Free State        

Pelonomi Hospital       
Address: 121 Dr Belcher Rd, Heidedal, Bloemfontein, 9301
Phone: 051 405 1911

Additionally, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has also announced that 60 new mobile lab units to increase SA’s testing capabilities; this brings the total number of mobile testing units to 67. 

Around 10 000 field workers will be visiting homes in villages, towns and cities to screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms.

Those displaying symptoms will be directed to local clinics or mobile clinics for testing. People who are infected with Coronavirus, but who have no or moderate symptoms are advised to self-isolate at home or at one of the facilities listed above.  

If you think you might have contracted the virus, you can call the NICD helpline at 0800 029 999 and you will be directed to your nearest testing facility.

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