The Growing Pettiness of South Africa’s Covid-19 Lockdown

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South Africans can’t ride bicycles, go for jogs or buy cosmetics, magazines, clothing or cooked food at supermarkets. Alcohol and cigarettes are banned, and a diabetic man was recently fined for going to the local pharmacy to collect life-saving medication. Is South Africa’s lockdown departing from its original intention as a crucial defense against Covid-19 towards a show of bureaucratic…