Lockdown extension will deepen South Africa’s economic crisis

South African government starting to win fight against virus to save lives, but can it save economy from collapse.

South Africa has extended the lockdown until the end of the month.

The government says some gains have been made in slowing down the spread of COVID-19.

But there is widespread concern about the devastating effect the crisis and the lockdown are having on the already struggling economy and the jobs of millions.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller has more from Johannesburg, South Africa.