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 a security guard, Rais Shamar, who works for Alert Security and Armed Response Services (ASARS) about his experience with the coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown.
Here is his story:
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