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COVID-19 Lockdown | South Africa marks 4 months since lockdown: Prof. Alex van den Heever

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Today marks four months since the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa. The first nationwide lockdown came into effect on Thursday the 26th March. While that was partially eased from 1st May and eased further on the 1st June - economic activity has remained restricted.
Alcohol sales have been banned once again, which restaurants say is driving them out of business. And recently the President announced that the phased reopening of schools would be halted and schools would be closed for a month. The government has said that South Africa has achieved the goal of flattening the curve or delaying and spreading the infections so that health services are not overwhelmed; although it's clear after an oxygen shortage in the Eastern Cape that hospitals are already under severe strain.
Tonight we're reflecting on the good and the bad - the gains that have been made and the missed opportunities. To discuss we're joined by Professor Alex van den Heever who is Chair of Social Security at the Wits School of Governance.

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