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Though most of the country went back to work this week, it is going to take a lot more than the rapid reopening of the economy to minimise the lasting economic damage from Covid-19 and prevent job losses from becoming permanent.

Two other key ingredients are needed to ensure that the return to work is sustained and employment protected, argues University of Johannesburg professor of 4IR practice and national planning commissioner Miriam Altman in a new paper (https://covid19economicideas.org/2020/05/25/top-covid-19-policy-priorities-for-protecting-employment/) written for the Covid-19 Economists Group...

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