South Africa: American Tourist Partners with Cape Town Activist for Pandemic Relief

By Saqib Ul Islam | Voice of America

Starting in late March, South Africa has had one of the most rigorous COVID-19 lockdowns in the world. At Level 5, all air travel was grounded and all non-essential businesses, such as restaurants, salons and tourism operators were required to cease all operations. Residents were required to stay home at all times with limited exemptions for trips only to the grocery store, pharmacy, or a doctor.

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Minnesotans help South Africans respond to COVID-19

 By Kiya Edwards | KARE 11

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — From first timers to co-founders, every year, a group of Minnesotans travels to South Africa through a non-profit called Arm in Arm in Africa.

One of their many projects involves distributing locally grown food to some of the country’s poorest areas. And just as they were returning from this year’s three-week trip, in March, their mission was forced to expand.

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