True to his words in the course of the week, President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) is backing down on lockdown in some states in the U.S.
He has now backed away from imposing quarantine in the New York area but has rather advised that a ‘strong travel advisory’ be issued for the region to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Apparently, Americans are seeing the grave effects of a blanket lockdown over the nation and are adjusting dynamically to reduce the consequences.
The announcement came to light on Saturday as criticism grew over Trump’s earlier call to prohibit travel in and out of virus hotspots in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The US now accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases sitting at 123 776 with 2,91 deaths and 2,612 recoveries as at the morning of March.
World figures reveals around 665, 616 cases with a total of 30,856 deaths and 138, 668 recoveries.
However, frustrations are setting in South Africa gradually especially among the poor whose hope of survival in this critical times is very dim.
Since President Trump is one of the most powerful opinion moulders in the world, other countries may learn from him to relax lockdown or cancel it in some parts of their countries.
It is not fully justifiable if lockdown is the solution in many African countries who are neither high risk zones nor share similar infrastructural capacities like other countries who have enforced total lockdown globally.
Economic effect of lockdown will hit Africans much more than other people in the world.