The purpose of the “great lockdown”, as this period has been dubbed, is set to be revealed this month as we are expected to reach the peak in Covid-19 cases.

We’ve been building towards it since March, when the state took the unprecedented decision to shut down the economy to better prepare our health systems. We’ve just passed the half-a-million case mark and sit in the top 10 in the global league of nations battling the virus. Those are sobering statistics.

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