Rural retreat: Allowing people to return home during lockdown could turn a tide

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 11 May 2020
AUTHOR: Mail & Guardian

In terms of Wednesday’s  government gazette on the management of COVID-19, individuals and families were given a “one chance” opportunity to go home. This measure was designed primarily to allow international travellers to return to South Africa.

Recently, the crisis of making ends meet has mounted, with hunger now stalking the townships. A study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has shown that 66% of households in these areas are just not making it through lockdown, with 30% already in a dire state.

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