Covid-19: Cramped Hanover Park residents struggle to “social distance”
Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences
The government has called for a 21-day lockdown to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases. People may only leave their homes for essential services, like buying food and medicine, or getting medical help.
In Hanover Park though, a high crime area on the Cape flats, children still play in the streets. Here, most low-income families live in cramped spaces and survive on low wages or social grants. Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences.
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