What happens when those who are trusted by communities to help them navigate difficult situations are themselves victims of the same difficult situations?

What happens when those who are trusted by communities to help them navigate difficult situations are themselves victims of the same difficult situations?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to reach deeper into communities in Africa. In response, governments are tending to adopt approaches similar to what has worked in parts of Asia, Europe and the United States; near total lockdowns, strict social distancing, enforced closures of business and strict enforcement measures.