The start of the lockdown, we decided to contact Mishka Van Der Schyff, a Capetonian living in Italy during the peak of the CoronaVirus. Their country was in lockdown and we looked to her for some guidance on what we could expect as an individual living in Cape Town.

Four weeks into a nationwide lockdown, very few Italians are still singing from their balconies or banging pots and pans in solidarity. Instead, flags were lowered to half-staff this week for the nearly 15,000 coronavirus victims including doctors, nurses and health care professionals who have perished since February 23. The lockdown, which was originally scheduled to end Friday, April 3, was extended to beyond Easter, and Italians from north to south are nearing a breaking point just as the measures have begun to show signs of stopping the spread of Covid-19.

Ryan catches up with Mishka to understand what the light at the end of this dark tunnel looks like. Listen to the interview here: