This time last year coronavirus wasn’t even given the kind of consideration we give seasonal flu. In fact, many of us didn’t even know about it. Then came the alarming news from Wuhan, China: this was a devastating virus that ripped through communities, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Very soon we all felt the effects of Covid-19 – and we won’t easily forget this year. But there were plenty of other things that moved us beyond measure. We take a look at a few.
LIFE IN LOCKDOWN
In March President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national lockdown that saw us barred from being outdoors save for food and essential services work. Although it saved lives, the hard lockdown decimated the economy and unemployment soared as 1,6 million people lost their jobs.