Corona surge: Chickens come home to roost

Empty streets: The first lockdown is credited with stemming the initial onslaught of COVID-19 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Empty streets: The first lockdown is credited with stemming the initial onslaught of COVID-19 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Earlier this week, the Government Facebook page posted an SOS message by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to the effect that health facilities in the country are overwhelmed due to the current surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

The President further stated that as a result, the government is spending much money on private facilities which are being used for isolation. In the same post, he appealed to those members of the public who contract COVID-19 to self-isolate at home and comply with the disease’s public health protocols.

Under different circumstances, we would be saying the chickens have come home to roost. It is rather insensitive to say that now because we are in the middle of the worst public health crisis that this country has ever experienced.

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