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Vol 61 No 10

Published 14th May 2020

South Africa

The lockdown finds pushback

The public is starting to tire of one of the world’s strictest restrictions in response to Covid-19 as cracks appear in the political consensus

The armed forces are patrolling the streets to enforce a nationwide curfew from 8pm to 5am as citizens can only exercise between 6am and 9am, and no more than five kilometres from their homes. They may not go to the beaches or buy cigarettes, or alcohol, and the only businesses allowed to operate have to be specifically authorised by the government's new 'National Coronavirus Command Council' (NCCC). The strain is showing.

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