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Government failed to properly prepare

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The point is that the system collapse is yet another indication that the government failed to make use of the lockdown period.


22 Jul 2020
PREMIUM!
Government failed to properly prepare

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19 from the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 12 July 2020. Picture: GCIS

It is now becoming grimly apparent with each passing day that the harsh lockdowns South Africa has been subjected to since the end of March have done little to stem the deadly march of the coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19. South Africa is now the country with the 5th highest number of coronavirus infections in the world and, as we report today, the reality of the situation is starting to hit home as the bodies pile up. Who should see that more clearly than undertakers? So, it is disturbing that the South African Funeral Practitioners Association says, based...

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