THE CONVERSATION: How the pandemic lockdown in South Africa affected mental health

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Period18 Aug 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleHow the pandemic lockdown in South Africa affected mental health
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/08/22
    DescriptionWhen SARS-CoV-2 emerged in South Africa, the country took measures to restrict people’s movements and activities, to slow the spread of infections. There were various levels of restrictions, the most severe being in place in March and April 2020.

    During this “hard lockdown”, many people in South Africa really struggled. Not only did they have financial difficulties but the lockdown took an emotional and mental toll. The common themes, no matter where people lived, were feelings of anxiety, frustration and isolation. And as lockdown went on, those feelings got worse.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-the-pandemic-lockdown-in-south-africa-affected-mental-health-188245
    PersonsMiriam Maina

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • south africa