Tens of thousands of essential workers are on the frontline of the global war against COVID-19.

Many are in the unenviable position of fighting the pandemic, at the risk of their own lives and those of their families.

SABC News captures their voices in this weekly feature, COVID-19 Frontline Workers. This week, Digital News producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to SABC News Television Journalist, Nozintombi Miya about her experience with coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown

Below is her story:

Related: Part I :COVID-19 Frontline Workers: Q&A with a South African doctor

Related: Part II: COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part 2: South African nurses share stories

Related: Part III: COVID-19 Frontline Workers: Private clinic owner shares her story

Related: Part IV: COVID-19 Frontline Workers IV: A police officer shares her story

Related: Part V: COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part V: A neurosurgeon shares his story

Related: Part VI: PODCAST|COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part VI: A cashier shares her story