SA may have moved to lockdown level 3, but new habits die hard

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Cape Town tavern owners are relieved to be operating again, after two months of lockdown. Picture: Bertram Malgas/News24
Cape Town tavern owners are relieved to be operating again, after two months of lockdown. Picture: Bertram Malgas/News24

Citizens know that South Africa could only reach its Covid-19 coronavirus peak infection in September, and many have continued to practice the lessons learnt under the hasher lockdown levels 4 and 5.

This scenario should dramatically reduce the possible infection rates that would have resulted from individuals resorting to their habitual practices prior to Covid-19.

This is according to the results of a new nationwide survey conducted by market researchers Ask Africa as part of their Covid-19 tracker, which unpacks the significant social change brought about by the pandemic.

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