Jeffrey Abraham's diary of the Covid-19 lockdown

Cape Town photographer Jeffrey Abrahams has been recording life in Cape Town under Covid-19 lockdown since 1 April. His pictures tell a vivid story of how the city’s people adapted — or didn’t — to the new rules of living. Some usually crowded places were empty, in others, life went on as usual; for some people, life became even harder as parents struggled to feed their children, old people queued patiently for food, and a brief respite from gang violence ended with the death of a toddler. But there were also happy moments when fast food outlets opened again, domino games resumed, children played and people read their newspapers in the sun.

Lockdown in pictures - Day 158: Scooter in the rain

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 31 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 157: All that jazz

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 30 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 156: Covid-19 graves

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 29 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 155: Hawking on the streets

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 28 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 154: Yards are the new playgrounds

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 27 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 153: Invisible people

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 26 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 152: Bakkie ride

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 25 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 151: Smashed robots

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 24 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 150: Flea Market

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 23 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 149: Haircut

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 22 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 148: Lazy Friday

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 21 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 147: Looking out for each other

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 20 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 146: Jump start

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 19 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 145: Sleep and go

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 18 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 144: Drenched by the rain

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 17 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 143: Coffee break

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 16 August 2020