Tale of Two Viruses: South Africa

Witnessing Covid-19 at the two ends of the South African spectrum

Soweto is home to more than one million people. Photo by Marc Steenbeke on Unsplash

South Africa has just begun a 21-day lock down. It is a desperate bid to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus before it reaches areas of poverty, overcrowding and vulnerability. However, prevention may not be better than the cure in this country of extremes.