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  1. looks like we are in for a grueling over the next three weeks. Although we may hit the downward curve by then. A couple of scientists and doctors say we may need another six to ten weeks of Social distancing to get out of this. We are having more food delivered and not going out. Even Chipoltle is delivering for free. This is really cripling the economy.
  2. Trump extends Social Distancing guidelines to April 30, 2020
  3. Even worse is the exchange rate to the dollar 1 dollar = ZAR 17.84
  4. South Africa going into a complete lockdown for 21 Days as from Thursday at midnight until April 16. Nobody is allowed to go to work except for essential services. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-ramaphosa-idUSKBN21A38U
  5. SAA has canceled all its international flights until the end of May. https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/covid-19-non-south-africans-turned-away-from-or-tambo-airport/
  6. SAA has stopped all international flights until the end of May 2020. Foreign Nationals passengers arriving on Friday were not allowed off the flights and had to return to their country of origin. South Africans were allowed entry. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/s-african-airways-suspends-all-international-flights-to-end-may
  7. the State Department has cut down the issuing of USA passports for vacation travel. They will only issue passports for life or death situations. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/state-department-reduces-passport-services-to-only-those-with-life-or-death-emergencies/ar-BB11qAqO?ocid=spartandhp
  8. Due to the Covid virus Census, 2020 field operations have been suspended.
  9. Just been out to do the last bit of shopping the cupboards are full and had two tins of food fall out! I see whole foods no longer have the hot food bar, soup bar, and salad bar. All hot pizza slices are packed in boxes with a label on it. All bread is in plastic and all individual bagels are wrapped in cling wrap. The streets are virtually empty.
  10. just been to Wholefoods they had no wet wipes to wipe the cart handle, all their dispensers are empty, so when you go out shopping take your own gloves and wipes with you. They were sold out of Eggs and milk and advised if you want eggs, milk or chicken to be there at 7:30 am when they open they have long lines outside the store waiting.
  11. Canada closes its borders, but US citizens are exempt for now - this could change!
  12. There is going to be an announcement from the White House at 3 pm Eastern of a possible curfew across many States to curb the Virus spread. Full details are still unknown but they are working on it. Just in: The state of Maryland has announced the shut down of all restaurants, movie theaters, bars, and gyms from 5:00 pm Tonight.
  13. I think is a good move. Last week SAA flew back planeload of SouthAfricans from Wuhan, China. If SA can prevent Foreign Nationals in the country that may have the virus, their health care system will be overwhelmed. it may ding the economy. We have fallen into a Global recession anyway, So good for them for taking the initiative. My family who works in Cape Town were asked if they can work from home, and what computer equipment will they need to be set up. so this is a good move as the Covid -19 will be with us for the next 8 weeks to six months. in Manhattan, NY. The metro is running virtually empty at the moment. It sounds like a lot of restaurants, bars and nightclubs will be closed down pretty soon.
  14. White House extends travel ban on the United Kingdom and Ireland on all foreign nationals with effect from midnight on Monday. US Citizens Green card holders and certain exemptions do apply.
  15. British Airways announce massive flight cuts and staff layoffs. https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-hit-airlines-harder-9-11-says-british-airways-boss-who-warns-staff-crisis-1492222
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