A study in the United Kingdom finds that people are willing to ignore social distancing requirements when in the company of those who wore masks. South Africans also said masks made them feel safer.
Sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents are not adequate at healthcare facilities, and access to youth-friendly services is hindered by resources, and culture. Now, Covid-19 is making this even harder.
Recently, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane launched 2020 Women’s Month, which will prioritise both how Covid-19 affects women, and the rising rates of gender-based violence during the country’s national lockdown.