Were Africa’s coronavirus restrictions worth it?
Since March, many African countries have been under various restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The restrictions have been credited for slowing down transmission on the continent but also criticised for being brutally enforced.
Were the costs and benefits weighed well enough? Did the restrictions go too far?
Mausi Segun, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division.
Catherine Kyobutungi, epidemiologist and Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center.
Gilad Isaacs, Co-director, Institute for Economic Justice, South Africa.
Chair: Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor, Daily Maverick.