Covid-19 survivor goes from lockdown into no-man’s land

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Covid-19 survivor goes from lockdown into no-man’s land

Joburg businessman Gary Sweidan had to isolate after testing positive, but recovered just as lockdown set in

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The swabs and fever were expected; the psychological hangover was not.

Johannesburg businessman Gary Sweidan says the relief of recovering from Covid-19 is marred by the mental lockdown of emerging from the disease into a society still under siege.

Sweidan was one of the first South Africans to test positive, having just returned from a birthday party in the US. He spent almost three weeks in self-quarantine at his home, bedridden or working in his office behind a glass partition...

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