Doctor Pierre Nel tests Rian van Heerden for coronavirus

Doctor Pierre Nel tests Rian van Heerden for coronavirus

Rian van Heerden has lately been complaining about feeling fluish - and thinks he might have coronavirus. Doctor and singer Pierre Nel joined the Scenic Drive to get to the bottom of this.

Rian van Heerden
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After a weekend of not feeling well and going through a midlife crisis - Rian van Heerden decided to call doctor and singer Pierre Nel to test him for the coronavirus. 

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"I've been up the whole night - and I really think I have the coronavirus. 

"I came to work with a mask just to protect you all from the virus." 

This is how it all went down - watch below:

According to Dr Nel, Van Heerden is fine for now. Van Heerden must just make sure that he rest enough and take things easy. 


According to CNN, "The Coronavirus is a large family of viruses. In rare cases, they are what scientists call 'zoonotic', meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans."


The virus makes people sick - similar to a common cold. Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache, and maybe a fever.


When it comes to human-to-human transmission of the virus, often it happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person's secretions, such as droplets in a cough.


According to CNN, there is no treatment for now, but research is underway.


Avoid sick people. If you feel sick - seek a doctor or healthcare provider.

Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and disinfect the objects and surfaces you touch.

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