Unhygienic environments, inadequate provision of clean water, and poor sanitation are obstacles that must be overcome as South Africa seeks to tame the new coronavirus.
That’s according to a report published by the Wilson Center, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. The four authors of the report are all researchers who are based in South Africa.
“The onset of COVID-19 in South Africa has brought to the fore systemic weaknesses in the quality of service delivery such as water and sanitation services, housing, healthcare, and infrastructure in various communities across the country,” the report concludes.
South Africa has the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa, with 7,220 as of May 5.