South Africa's Covid Storm

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South Africa has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Africa. The backbone of the country’s response were community health workers with a mission to test and identify the infected.

Predominately women, these front line workers were tasked with navigating the stark inequalities of South Africa to test those in some of the richest neighbourhoods on the continent and also people living in some of it’s densest townships, where social distancing is impossible.

Filmed over six months, BBC African Eye follows Tshego, a nurse and mother from the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, fighting a virus that brought her face to face with stigma, poverty and corruption.

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South Africa
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south africa, covid-19