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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 3 of Level 3, 3 June 2020.

 

Wednesday 3 June 2020, Day 3 of Level 3, after 66 days of Level 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a surprisingly warm start to the day, despite it being very misty, when I left home to exercise at 7h30, the cyclists having their lights on, getting up to Clifton First Beach; with fewer bags on the pavements and fortunately none torn open; for the rain falling overnight; for the generosity of Margit and Chris Roberts, residents of Camps Bay, for making a further contribution to Camps Bay Clean, which I collected from their home after the walk; for the Pick n Pay Manager finding me a box of Smarties at another store and having it collected, so that I can collect it from them tomorrow (stockpiling Gary Peterson… 😂); for not having writing pressure this morning as I had written the story about the Court finding the Level 3 and Level 4 regulations to be ‘unconstitutional and invalid’ last night already, for revisiting Dinkel Bakery and Peppertree Café, each sending me a message today that their free-range eggs and lemon chiffon cake, respectively, had arrived; for experiencing the professional Covid service of a security officer at a building of law firms on Keerom Street, having my temperature taken, at 35C, when I went to collect a file; for getting to my laundry service with my laundry of 66 days, and being able to receive it back tomorrow; for an ice cream treat at The Dairy Den in Sea Point, it having been on top of my list of places to go when it reopened; for having a spoil dinner of Lamb curry with yellow rice and sambals as well as Malva Tart delivered to my home by Café Charles in De Waterkant 🙏; and for being fit and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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High Court Judge finds Lockdown Regulations to be unconstitutional and invalid, Government given 14 days to redraft them!

 

What a surprise to read this evening that Judge Norman Davis has declared the Levels 3 and 4 Lockdown regulations as unconstitutional and invalid, and has given the Government 14 days to make changes to the regulations, News 24 reported this afternoon. The current Level 3 Lockdown regulations remain in force in this period of revision.  Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 66 of Lockdown, Day 31 of Level 4, 31 May 2020.

 

31 May 2020, Day 31 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 4, 66 days of Lockdown to date. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful that we have survived 66 days of the Lockdown, that I am healthy and do not know anyone local who has contracted the disease 🙏; for a wonderful walk this morning, up to the start of Bantry Bay, starting at 7h15, with the street lights still on and cyclists having their lights switched on, it being warm enough for shorts and a sleeveless top; with a lovely pink and blue sky at sunrise; for being grateful to the City of Cape Town for repainting the street lines and pedestrian crossings on Victoria Road in Camps Bay 🙏; for friendly service from Woolworths, Maison J, and Absolute Pets when I popped in there to shop on my way home; for facing my major dislike of filing, and finally getting it done, after 66 days…. 😱; for the support of Gary Peterson, Eva Meklis Mazza, and Michele Antelme especially in a debate I lightheartedly sparked about wearing masks and Social Distancing in Camps Bay; for dancing and walking to my playlist; for the Solid Waste Department doing its best to clear our green bins in Camps Bay and Clifton, despite being short-staffed; for some Vit D therapy on the terrace; for a beautiful sunny day; for my FitBit behaving itself today; and for being fit and happy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 4, 21 May 2020.:

 

Thursday 21 May 2020, Day 21 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, it being dry during Exercise Time and warm enough to walk sleeveless, with far fewer exercisers than yesterday; for focusing on my Cardio today, putting myself first, and picking up litter on my walk back home, getting as far as Clifton First Beach; for chatting to Ashleigh Fleming and her Dirk on the way back; for a morning focused on updating the Restaurant Food Delivery Facebook Group list, and for so many members inviting their Friends to the Group that we exceeded 3800 today; for the generosity once again from Jared Stein of Camps Bay Hardware in gifting me a piece of board to catproof my terrace for Minsky, Jared even dropping it off at my door; for a little drizzle this afternoon ☔️; for being featured twice in the May newsletter of the Canadian Tour Operator for whom I do the German Walking Tours of our City; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus Lockdown: Government announces final Level 4 regulations commencing on 1 May 2020, reverses cigarette sales and allows exercise!

 

In a Speech to the media this evening, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma went through the key regulations contained in the 36 page document of the new Lockdown Level 4 regulations. Tobacco product smokers are beside themselves in anger, having been told that the sale of such products would be allowed from 1 May, only to be reversed again this evening.  Exercising is allowed with a 5 km radius from one’s home, but only between 6h00 – 9h00 in the morning, the assumption being that dogs may now accompany exercisers, having been cooped up in their homes for five weeks. Schools are scheduled to start reopening on 18 May for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners, it was announced earlier today. Wine exports appear to be allowed again.  Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: South Africa sends medical equipment to Cuba, 200 Cuban doctors arrive in our country!

 

 

In the media briefing on Saturday we were told by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that a team of Cuban doctors was on its way to our country, due to land here today. She declined to reply to a question as to how many medical professionals were due to arrive. A friend living in Havana sent me an article confirming this information, with the figure of 200 health professionals mentioned. Surprising was to read that our country sent a plane load of medical materials to Havana last week, including infra-red thermometers, gloves, masks, and hospital bed covers. The gift to Cuba was described as ‘… not a donation, but a modest gesture of brotherhood.…’! Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown extended until end April, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the Nation, 9 April 2020.

 

In a moving but firm Address to the Nation, on the eve of the Easter weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the Corona Virus Lockdown by a further two weeks, until the end of April. The Government is tackling the Pandemic and its economic consequences for our country with a three-pronged approach, the President explained in depth. The full speech follows below, supplied by Moneyweb.  Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: new emergency regulations to control excessive price hikes of most-needed food and medical supplies!

 

Last week fin24 wrote that the Government has announced emergency regulations to control excessive price increases of medical, food, and beverage items most needed during the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic. Punitive fines could be levied against companies violating these regulations.  Continue reading →

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Dr Jemma Simpson Sweet Service Award! Sour Service Award goes to The Academy of Applied Heart Intelligence!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Dr Jemma Simpson, an Aesthetic Doctor at DermaMedical in the Garden Centre, and her treatment of aesthetic medicine on a trial basis, which was organized by Marina Nestel. She analyzed my skin, and has prepared and is implementing a transformative treatment plan to bring out the best features of my face.

 

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