The impact of COVID-19 on informal food traders in SA

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Early in 2020, countries the world over started to close borders and restrict trade and movement in desperate attempts to contain SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic virus, which causes the disease COVID-19. In South Africa, HSRC experts warned about the effect on the country's food systems, not only for those who needed access to affordable and nutritious food but also for informal food traders who risked losing their livelihoods.