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Omicron: why South Africans are keeping calm and carrying on amid new coronavirus variant

While countries around the world have responded to the emergence of the Omicron variant with stringent lockdowns and travel bans, in the country where it was first identified, things are largely business as usual.During a previous coronavirus outbreak, in March 2020, this country at the southern tip of Africa had instituted one of the strictest lockdowns in the world: its level 5 measures mandated no exercise, no shopping (except at supermarkets), no school, a 7pm–5am curfew, no alcohol or…

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