President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet are right to take a harder stance on lockdown regulations. The coronavirus is clearly here to stay, as even the most determinedly optimistic scientists do not expect a vaccine to be available before 2021.

Without a vaccine or cure in sight, governments around the world have applied three key measures to try to curb transmission of Covid-19: testing and quarantine, imposing stringent lockdowns and getting people to change their behaviour...

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