Thursday September 24, 2020

The country is ready to reopen, let’s get on with it

We must ensure that the energy and focus that went into the health response is carried on into the reopening of our economy

31st May, 2020
We are not in a new phase of tackling the disease. We are lifting lockdown restrictions while aiming to keep cases low

The nationwide response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been extraordinary. With very few exceptions, people have avoided meeting friends and relatives, stayed away from the funerals of loved ones, and kept a two-metre social distance in public spaces.

And the positive aspect of all the upheaval is that it has worked. There have, of course, been tragedies and there have been mistakes that will need to be reviewed and learned from. Over 1,600 people have...

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