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Temper virus good news with caution

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The message is, clearly: it is too early to start partying. Safety first is the only way to truly beat this.


06 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
Temper virus good news with caution

MEC Bandile Masuku and Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nasrec as part of monitoring state of readiness as COVID-19 cases increase in Gauteng and to support staff working during pandemic, 20 July 2020. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

One has to have sympathy for government as it tries to manage the unprecedented coronavirus crisis … after all, there is no proverbial “playbook” from which it, or indeed any government in the world, could have got guidance. One of the critical aspects of any programme to combat the virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, is communication – both within the administration and its private sector partners but, perhaps even more importantly, communication with ordinary citizens. In the beginning, there was large buy-in for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s initial three-week lockdown, including the bans on the sales of cigarettes and...

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