The difference in the approaches of SA and Australia to containing the Covid-19 virus is simple, an Australian friend told me this week. South Africans, through necessity and the situation they find themselves in, have accepted that they have to live with the virus. Australians, on the other hand, do not want to live with it at all. 

They don’t just want the virus to be a safe social distance away. They want the virus to stay a world away, off their shores, preferably where more than 35,000 of their fellow Australians are still stranded trying to get back home. The Australian government has slashed the number of travellers allowed in each week, a policy that will remain in place until February...

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