The national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has left thousands jobless, homeless and some in a serious state of depression. As the economy recovers, many are still reeling from this shocking impact of the virus and are taking stock of what they’ve lost. However, it’s through simple acts of kindness that many have been able to recover, eat, and get back on their feet again.
South Africans, like all other people across the world, have been living under strict lockdown conditions for the past six months. While regulations have eased somewhat, the devastating impact on the economy is still being felt by many individuals and households. However – in a true South African spirit – there’s been a number of good Samaritans who’ve come forth to help those in need.
The temporary shutdown of many sectors of the economy rendered many people including young professionals jobless and unstimulated. Rambalee set out to change this in an effort to reignite their passion once again.
Not only has the coronavirus pandemic led to financial difficulties as a result of people losing their jobs, but also triggered high levels of anxiety and depression, often leading to abuse and crime.
In the video below, loss of jobs during COVID-19 pandemic:
Johannesburg mother, Namritha Sivsanker, saw a need to make available psychological services to those struggling and could not access to such help.
She teamed up with a Johannesburg based restaurant – to feed those who would have otherwise gone hungry as a result of the coronavirus effects.
She also campaigned to donate PPE to the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital and provided support to women in abusive relationships.
It’s simple acts of kindness by selfless souls that helped cushion the impact of the coronavirus that will see the world weather this pandemic storm.
In the video below, Psychological effects of dealing with COVID-19:
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