Covid-19 offers us an opportunity

Covid-19 offers us an opportunity

All church services at a number of institutions have been suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. Image: iStock

This too shall pass. Let’s not waste this opportunity to rediscover our humanity.

If we had a chance to avoid lockdown, we blew it. Before President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement there were clear messages about the need to stay home to limit the spread of the coronavirus. We were told when venturing out, we should practise social distancing. The need to flatten the curve was repeatedly explained. A high number of infections in a short time – a spike – will overwhelm our health facilities. As a nation, we did not heed these warnings. Yet Ramaphosa did not scold. Instead, he praised the “exemplary” manner in which “all South Africans have taken charge of...




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