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Revisit effective anti-virus measures as cases spread fast

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Knee-jerk reactions must be avoided at all costs now. Politicians must avoid trying to do what appears right and do what is effective – and that requires cool heads.


07 Jul 2020
PREMIUM!
Revisit effective anti-virus measures as cases spread fast

SANDF members patrol the streets of Alexandra Township north of Johannesburg, 3 March 2020. on the seventh day of national lockdown. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The moment that South Africa has been dreading is fast approaching. The coronavirus pandemic spread is approaching the levels last seen in some badly hit European countries more than two months ago. The biggest daily jump of 10 000 confirmed cases edging the country towards the 200 000 mark sent panic waves through government leaders and murmurs of a return to a hard lockdown began doing the rounds. Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has been hinting at an intermittent hard lockdown to contain the spread of the virus in the province. Can the province or the country handle a...

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