Brief 1: Basic sanitation and COVID-19 in the City of Johannesburg

May 5, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Johannesburg has increased rapidly from 971 on 6 May to 1,153 on 15 May, a jump of 20 percent in less than two weeks. Shared water and toilet facilities make Johannesburg’s informal settlement residents extremely vulnerable to infection. Read the full brief.