The Corona-pandemic consequences: A storm over South Africa

South Africa's state President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was pathetic, as he announced to his people via television speech with the bad news. "The storm came over us,

The Corona-pandemic consequences: A storm over South Africa

South Africa's state President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was pathetic, as he announced to his people via television speech with the bad news. "The storm came over us," he had his 56 million people a week know. He then went on to all sorts of unpopular measures that the government restrict the freedom of the citizens said, especially with the re-introduction of a night-time curfew and the prohibition of alcohol sales. Even the Transport of beer, wine or spirits is now again under penalty.

Thilo Thielke

Free Rapporteur for Africa, based in Cape town.

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Already at the end of March imposed by the African national Congress-led government to such drastic measures. For weeks the citizens were allowed to leave at the time their homes hardly. At the time, Ramaphosa spoke of a war that he had declared to the Virus, and ran in military uniform through the area. The lead in the fight against the invisible enemy, was entrusted to a "Corona-command Council".

distancing is hardly possible

a Lot of the martial Occur has not used, however. Like all countries in the world, Sars-CoV-2 reaches eventually the southern tip of the continent – albeit with some delay, mainly due to the fact that the economically darbende Africa is off the world's main transport routes. Now registered in South Africa, more than 300,000 Corona cases and more than 4500 Deaths. The reason for the relatively low death rates is likely to be found in the young people of South Africa to: The average age is 27 years. Unlike in Europe, the case of increase in South Africa figures. More than 13,000 new infections were recently registered every day, every two weeks the number of Infected doubles currently. The highlight of the Corona-wave is expected for mid-August.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 16:19

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