Lockdown: The 193 day option
New research suggests that if SA chooses a lockdown as its main way to control Covid-19, a 193-day lockdown would be needed
With the economy now having been on hold for more than three weeks, public support for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s punitive lockdown is waning. In part the disquiet has been fuelled by what appear to be irrational regulations, prohibiting cooked food and cigarettes from being sold.
But it comes amid a growing sense that, as retrenchments rise, a lengthy lockdown may do more harm than good...