Should we be worried about a second wave of COVID-19?

Should we be worried about a second wave of COVID-19?

What is a second wave of the coronavirus and should we be worried about it? How much damage has lockdown had on mental health? 

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Prof Tulio de Oliveira

Minister Zweli Mkhize recently hinted at easing lockdown as the government has recorded a downward trend in coronavirus cases across all South African provinces. While this may be a huge possibility, Minister Mkhize also warned that the country could face a second wave of the coronavirus. 

To better understand what this means and to know whether or not we should be worried about this second wave, virus hunter and virologist Professor Tulio de Oliveira was back on Darren, Keri, and Sky to provide some insight.

This time, however, he was joined by his friend and Professor, Bonga Chiliza (who is the Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal) to answer your mental health-related questions.

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What are the long-term and short-term effects of lockdown on mental health? How do you cope when lonely in quarantine that even social media is not helping? 

We are seeing a lot of media reports as to whether the actual cases of people that have died from the actual virus are accurate or not. What is Professor Tulio de Oliveira's opinion on this issue?

These were some of the questions answered by the two professors in relation to their respective fields. Listen to the podcast to hear what they had to say.

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