It’s a year now since South Africa went into a total Covid-19 lockdown.
That initial set of restrictions in late March 2020 took away both my and my sister’s birthday celebrations (we both have birthdays in April). They took away being able to walk the dog. They took away my husband’s ability to earn his income (temporarily). They took away bustling out to the office for my hours at allAfrica.com.
For many people the restrictions and the virus took much more: lives and incomes went, along with our sense of certainty.