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Covid-19: Cramped Hanover Park residents struggle to “social distance”

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Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences

Photo of children playing soccer
Children play soccer in Hanover Park. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
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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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