As I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I came across this beautiful reminder of where we are right now, as people, a country, the world.
I wanted to preserve these beautifully written words to one day look back one and remember to always be greatful for what we have.
A year the world will never forget.
A part of history our grandchildren and those that follow them will learn about in the years to come.
– Lockdown started March 26, 2020, 00:00. – – – -We’re stuck in SA as all borders are closed, no flights in or out, except repatriation of visitors to their home countries
– Part 2 of SA “Lockdown” has also been announced and extended with another 2 weeks… Until April 30, 2020. However, this is only from level 5 to level 4.. still a long way to go.
– Cannot leave your house for any reason except for essential shopping or medical reasons.
– The petrol price is R13.76, the cheapest in a long time.
– School closed, some learners doing online classes.
– Self-isolation measures in place.
– Adhesive tape on the floors at grocery stores to keep shoppers 1m distance from each other.
– A limited number of people allowed inside stores, so queues are outside the store doors and inside too.
– Non-essential shops and businesses are closed. No alcohol or cigarettes for sale.
– All sports cancelled… Olympic games postponed to 2021.
– Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events cancelled. Some celebrities have done online performances.
– Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings cancelled.
– Churches are closed.
– Beaches are closed.
– No visits with anyone outside your house.
– Children’s outdoor play parks are closed. May not go for a walk with your dog, run or cycle.
– Lack of masks and gloves in the country.
– Government closes the border for all non-essential trips.
– All flights based, locally and internationally on hold until Sept?
– People wear masks and gloves outside.
– Permits needed to be able to go to work (only workers who qualify level 4)
– Army and police in the streets to make sure no one is outside.
– Everyone gets sanitised when entering a shop. Home deliveries dropped at your gate, no personal contact in any form.
– Rand has weakened to R19,15 against the US dollar. R20,60 to the Euro. R12 to the Aussie Dollar. R23,16 against the GBP
– Repo rate the lowest in decades
This is the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,
Why, am I writing this?
One a day, this will appear in my ” Facebook Memory,” and it will be an annual reminder that life is precious and that we should not take the things we love for granted. We have so much to be thankful for.
Be friendly, love each other and support where you can. ❤