A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Dale Whittington
Opinion

Opinion

Dale Whittington and Xun Wu

Why coronavirus lockdowns will not be easy for developing countries, and what they can learn

  • As more developing countries impose containment measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, they can look at what has worked or failed elsewhere
  • Major lessons are that there is no time to waste, and the effectiveness of strict lockdown strategies cannot be underestimated

A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A South African soldier checks the documents of a resident of Alexandra township, as the military enforces a three-week nationwide lockdown in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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