In the final days of 2021, the SA government eased its Covid-19 regulations.

On December 30 the government scrapped a curfew that had been in place since March 2020. It also initially announced an easing around quarantines and contact tracing but subsequently reversed these plans. Nevertheless, its approach sets a new trend in how countries are choosing to manage the pandemic.

Shabir Madhi and colleagues reflect on the boldness — and the risks…..more