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All of us must keep our masks on

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The survey revealed 83% of suburban people wore masks, compared to 70% of people living in townships. We must keep wearing masks.


24 Aug 2020
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All of us must keep our masks on

A woman selling clothes along a busy street in Olievenhoutbosch can be seen wearing a mask to prevent contracting Covid-19, 21 August 2020. Picture: Jacques Nelles

We are either a nation of disciplined people – or a bunch of liars. According to a survey, 73% of South Africans said they always wore masks outdoors. In comparison to a number of other countries, those numbers are really good. While the general feeling is that the majority of the people adhere to the law and wear masks, especially while shopping and at work, a drive around Gauteng will turn that statement on its head, with many ignoring the call completely or wearing masks incorrectly. The data of the Covid-19 Democracy Survey, conducted by the University of Johannesburg and...

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