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Melanie Verwoerd | Don’t want another hard lockdown? Then stop behaving like defiant teens

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If we don't wear masks and follow the rules of physical distancing, we could go back to a hard lockdown, says the writer.  (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
If we don't wear masks and follow the rules of physical distancing, we could go back to a hard lockdown, says the writer. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

In countries where people have been given free choice on how they behave in the pandemic, such as wearing masks, many have chosen not to, leading to a lockdown. Melanie Verwoerd writes that South Africans need to be careful, otherwise we could go back to a hard lockdown. 

I spent the last few days in a beautiful coastal village about an hour from Cape Town. Since I hadn’t taken a day off since January, it was bliss to be at the sea and recharge.

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