Good to hear. Let’s forget about all that Coronanonsense for a moment and just enjoy the loot I brought home from my last reddit safari:
Okay, break over. Back to the more bizarrely serious bizniz of saving humanity:
Here’s a look at you can expect come June 1:WHAT’S ALLOWED* Restaurants may open for delivery, takeaway and drive-through only.* The retail and wholesale sector opens up in full for goods not prohibited under level 3.* The curfew will be lifted, allowing people to leave their homes at any time to procure essential services and goods.* You will be able to exercise at any time of day, provided that you do not do so in groups.* Domestic air travel is permitted, as long as it is for the purpose of business.* Meetings at work are allowed, as long as physical distancing protocols are observed.* The restrictions on types of clothing available for purchase will be lifted.* You will be able to shop for all types of household appliances.* The sale of alcohol will be allowed, but only for consumption at home.
NOT ALLOWED* The sale of cigarettes, tobacco and vaping products and e-cigarettes is prohibited.* You are not permitted to be out in public without a mask.* Interprovincial travel is not allowed.* Hair and nail salons are not allowed to open.* Gyms and fitness centres are not allowed to operate.* All social gatherings remain prohibited, except for funerals which are capped at 50 people.While religious gatherings remain prohibited, Ramaphosa said that he is continuing consultations with the interfaith religious community on their proposals for the partial opening of spiritual worship and counselling services.
I guess that’s somehow the same as global rules, maybe a tad stronger than in many western capitalist countries. But as SAfricans are a unruly bunch, and often super badly informed and educated and we don’t have a huge police force – and because this is Africa afterall – the gov’mt had to make hard rules so that at least 20% of them will be followed by 5% of the people.
Hmm, fortunately I’m not a smoker anymore and neither hubby nor me have been to a hair salon in at least10 years. But that my gym isn’t allowed to open … shiiiit man. 😮
And on lighter, more sarcastic news on Pythonesque level:
Fortunately is South Africa big enough to have different climate zones. Here at the cape we see snow only high up on the mountains and never at the coast. But we’re expecting a very wet rainy season … and that is good. By buddha, our gardens need all the water they can get. Last night we already enjoyed a sneak preview of coming attractions and we will save big time on the water bill.
I guess that’s all the corona news I got for today. No, there’s more, much more but not good news. So we leave it as that for today, because you don’t wanna see something unnecessarily dramatic like this:
Pheeew … IKR?
Be good to each other and stay healthy