Covid-19: We can’t afford to be complacent. We must head off a resurgence

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article


New normal, unprecedented circumstances, challenging times, extraordinary times, working from home and social distancing are a few of the new terms that have become commonplace due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Now that we have moved to lockdown level 1 – thanks to the largely successful preventive measures that have reduced the number of new infections and prevented our health services from being overwhelmed – we need new terms to encourage ourselves not to let down our guard against this pandemic that is still raging in many parts of the world.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Already a subscriber? Sign in


Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has accepted the report by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke proposing that South Africa’s local government elections be postponed to February.
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
I was looking forward to the elections in October
50% - 4 votes
Postponement makes sense
38% - 3 votes
They should be later than February
13% - 1 votes