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For more information on COVID-19, contact the National Institute of Communicable Diseases’ (NICD) consumer 24-hour toll-free hotline number: 0800 029 999 / 0800 111 132 or visit the NICD website:

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Please see the Useful Links section on this page for other credible sources on COVID-19. 



The information is shared on condition that readers will make their own determination, including seeking advice from a healthcare professional. E&OE. Life Healthcare Group Ltd does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage suffered by the reader as a result of the information provided.