Dear Friends in Travel,
We find ourselves in unusual and extraordinary times.
Many airlines have had to ground their planes and airports are dealing with the battle of “musical chairs” never, have so many aircraft at any one time been on the ground, and needing space in a hangar. Before coronavirus, at any one time, the majority of planes were up in the air.
Travel has essentially ground to a halt. Many countries, and South Africa is the latest to join a growing list of these, have closed their borders. So far, 35 countries have imposed a total lockdown in an effort to stem the spread and infection rate of this insanely aggressive and dangerous Covid 19 virus. Lives and businesses have been disrupted as governments scramble to release emergency funds to avoid a total economic meltdown.
At the moment, the number of infected people on a global scale is a moving target. It stood at just over 300 000 on Sunday. Deaths are constantly and consistently increasing, especially in Italy and Spain.
On 23 March 2020, South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation and advised that from 26 March at midnight, to 16 April 2020 South Africa will go into lockdown. To date 402 people are infected in South Africa. The salient points in the speech were:
From midnight on Thursday 26th March until midnight Thursday the 16th of April:
Read the full speech here.
Friends, let us remember to be kind to one another. This is a common enemy, but it can be defeated. Wherever you are in the world, I wish you health. We will still be here. Reach out to us for information, ideas, or just a chat. In our isolation pods, at least we will have access to technology 😁
Stay well. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Above all, BE KIND.
Founder and Owner