The Impact Of The Coronavirus
Bona|June 2020
When COVID-19 hit South Africa, it came as no surprise that the virus would impact vulnerable communities such as townships and rural areas the hardest. The frequently asked questions since then have been whether the government has given enough information and resources to the people in disadvantaged areas or not. Everson Luhanga investigates further.
Everson Luhanga
The Impact Of The Coronavirus

The South African government has been targeting densely populated hotspots countrywide, with a potentially high infection rate, by initially deploying 28 000 healthcare workers to screen and test communities. Dr Louis Reynolds from the People’s Health Movement says the coronavirus is more likely to spread rapidly in both townships and rural areas. He further states that the treatment for other diseases such as Tuberculosis may be more difficult to access.

THE EFFECTS ON THE DISADVANTAGED

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