Covid-19: Life under lockdown for people living with disabilities

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Jemima Maotoe a 44-year-old grandmother and administration specialist uses public transport, she says fellow passengers are loath to help her for fear of contracting the virus by touching her wheelchair.
Jemima Maotoe a 44-year-old grandmother and administration specialist uses public transport, she says fellow passengers are loath to help her for fear of contracting the virus by touching her wheelchair.

The Covid-19 coronavirus and South Africa’s lockdown have impacted the lives of people living with disabilities in ways that may not be immediately obvious. Biénne Huisman spoke to three people living with different disabilities about how their lives have changed.

Jemima Maotoe

For Maotoe, Covid-19 poses a major disruption stemming from the ignorance and fear of others.

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