While Covid-19 has affected the economy, the pandemic has also presented important lessons. These are the key takeaways for the health sector.

The South African economy is also a victim of Covid-19, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni said as he tabled the medium-term budget in parliament. The virus accelerated an economic deterioration that was already under way, he said. Its impact on the the country’s finances will be visible for years.

“We will not let this crisis go to waste,” the minister says. “We moved swiftly to save lives, with a massive public health response, supported by increased spending for frontline sectors, and relief for households and businesses.”….more