It’s been a year since COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the world and as South Africans reflect on the year that’s passed since the pandemic, we take a moment of silence to remember the loss of lives.
We light candles to remember the family, friends and colleagues who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. pic.twitter.com/kXYpctQmQx
— Kaya FM 95.9 (@kayafm95dot9) March 26, 2021
The 21-day initial lockdown the President set in March 2020, soon progressed into an on-going lengthening of the lockdown, and now one-year later the restrictions have finally eased.
How long did you think the pandemic would last when the President announced the 21-day #LockdownSA?
— Kaya FM 95.9 (@kayafm95dot9) March 25, 2021
Things are far from over with a third-wave of the COVID-19 virus expected to hit the country over the Easter holidays, when many South Africans trek back home or take a holiday.
The messaging a year later is still the same, “Mask up. Sanitize. Socially distance and stay safe.”