The lockdown of the past seven weeks has done a lot of good, curbing the infection rate while buying time for health minister Zweli Mkhize to assemble our health-care resources to prepare for peak infections.   

Crucially, we got the message that social gatherings of more than a dozen people is not a good idea, and face masks and basic hygiene will keep us safe. With luck, it’s leading to a change in behaviour that will become ingrained as we move a few notches down in the lockdown levels. ..

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