Ralph Mathekga | It's not time for us to start feeling relaxed about Covid-19 just yet

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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)

South Africa is not out of the Covid-19 woods just yet and, if we are going to avoid another lockdown, we need to continue adhering to the regulations, writes Ralph Mathekga. 

South Africans are desperately trying to put the Covid-19 experience behind them, despite the reality that the infection rate is on the increase.  

Lockdown regulations were relaxed for a variety of reasons, ranging from the worsening economic situation that has unleased unemployment to the realisation that the virus was not putting as much pressure on the public health system as initially feared.

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