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A Glimmer Of Hope

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On the 23rd of March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will go into a
nation-wide lockdown from Midnight 26 March 2020 to 16 April 2020.
The much feared COVID19 virus had taken root in the urban metropolis and a swift and decisive
response was required to curb the spread of the disease.
It has been a long 5 months since the nation-wide lockdown was declared. The restrictions on trade
and movement have undergone a number of changes and adjustments since.
And today, for the first time since March, the Minister of Health has reported a downward trajectory
in infections and active cases across the nation. The announcement by Minister Zweli Mkhize
suggests that the end of the lock-down is fast approaching.
As is common with all national events, analysts have begun their work. The economists are busy
plotting the financial impact, Health professionals are collating the physical and mental toll,
Educators are revising and restructuring the curriculum, and many other key nation…