Researcher in the Political Economy faculty, Amuzweni Ngoma reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on the daily lives of citizens.

She argues that COVID-19 is a social disease. It depends on basic forms of interaction that organise, regulate and make social life possible. Handshakes or hugs as forms of greeting one another is an example. Singing and dancing together is another. Or even a “puff n pass”. Generally, the world has quickly learnt that seemingly innocuous social interactions drive COVID -19’s infection.

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