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24 August 2020

Lockdown regulations: S.Africans not willing to give up right to privacy – study

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The HSRC Narnia Bohler-Muller said round two of the survey showed 70% of the respondents agreed to sacrifice some human rights if it helped slow the spread of the coronavirus.

As lockdown regulations were relaxed and the health minister warned of the possibility of a possible second surge in COVID-19 infections, a new study revealed just how compliant South Africans were with regulations.’

The study was conducted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

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