Neo Thale
Night digital supervisor
2 minute read
30 Dec 2020
5:05 am

We can defeat Covid-19 but the ball is in our court

Neo Thale

Behave, wear a mask, obey the new regulations and we can defeat the virus.

Picture for illustration. A nurse wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California on December 18, 2020. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

It didn’t take long before President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chief law enforcer Bheki Cele came out firing after the country moved to an adjusted lockdown level 3 on Monday evening. After a surge in Covid infections in recent weeks, and with South Africa passing the one million infection mark, Ramaphosa had no option but to lay down the law ahead of New Year’s Eve, and the opening couple of weeks of the year. The abuse of alcohol was labelled the chief culprit for the reckless behaviour of the public, resulting in disobedience and putting strain on an over-burdened health system. One...