How to mentally cope during Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa called for a “21 Days National Lock-Down” as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The COVID19 epidemic is currently sweeping across the entire world.

The full national lockdown will begin at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 and will continue for 21 days until midnight on  Thursday, 16 April 2020. The purpose of the lockdown is to fundamentally stop the spread of the in South Africa

Thabiso Mogane helps you to prepare mentally and emotionally for the 21 Days Lock-Down.

As a start, the advice is that we should rid ourselves of fear and anxiety rather remain positive in these rough times.

Here is what you will be allowed and not allowed to do during the lockdown:

  • No jogging or dog walking
  • No alcohol sold
  • Only shop for food and other essential goods
  • Public gatherings are not allowed
  • Funerals only limited to 50 people

But what are the things we will be allowed to do during the lockdown?

During the lockdown you will be able to:

  • Seek medical care
  • Buy essential goods
  • Visit the pharmacy
  • Access banking and other essential services
  • Get petrol
  • Collect a social grant

At the end of the lockdown, what are we hoping to achieve as a country?

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