Let's stop COVID-19
People in South Africa tell their stories about the reality of COVID-19 and how it has impacted their lives.
South Africa is the country worst affected by COVID-19 on the African continent. To bring home the devastating affect COVID-19 is having on people’s lives, UNICEF has embarked on a project to record and share the brave stories of young and old across the country.
These stories, captured in short videos, are a stark reminder of the grave danger that COVID-19 poses to us all and the importance of continued vigilance in the fight against the virus.
Screened alongside health promotion messages on #TheTruck, these individual stories are being broadcast in communities across South Africa.
Let's Stop COVID-19 | Bloemfontein
“I realised that this thing is real when it took my husband’s life”
Mama Mahlangeni, Bloemfontein
Let's Stop COVID-19 | Nelson Mandela Bay
“My friend, she got sick and then I couldn’t play with her - I was afraid”
Neishay, from Despatch, talks about her experience of COVID-19.