Gauteng's Covid plea raises questions on what the past 100 days have achieved

05 July 2020 - 00:00 By SUNDAY TIMES

The Gauteng government's plea to whomever is in charge nowadays for a return to level 5-style lockdown regulations could be the torpedo that finally sinks any notion that the "war" over Covid-19 would be a textbook affair, proceeding according to the "risk-adjusted strategy" handed down as our road map out of the pandemic. Much has changed since those early days, with lockdown fatigue heavy upon us now and the economy near-obliterated. But Covid itself shows no inclination to stick to a straightforward script.

Yesterday marked the 100th day of lockdown, and yet there is a sense that the real drama has yet to begin. We are, at the last telling, at advanced level 3 of the strategy, which entails a limited opening up of most sectors with the exception of places like gyms, while at restaurants you now have to fill in a form and drink your wine before or after, at home...

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