Yes, the virus is alive and well in South Africa. We are under “lockdown”, only being allowed to venture out for food, medications, or banking needs. I have been to the grocery store, and the highway is pretty empty, with the stores functioning at much less than normal trade. That changes today, because right now, at the end of the month, the lines will be a mile long as people collect their pensions and grants and paychecks at the ATMs and grocery stores. It normally is very crowded each month end, so with the Covid19 limitations of 50 people in a store at a time, the situation will most likely become a zoo. It becomes very difficult to maintain social distance when so many people are waiting together. The old and the vulnerable have no special line or privilege, so they must expose themselves in order to get their money in order to live. Lord have mercy, may this virus pass quickly!
We are thankful to live on a farm, with plenty of open space to enjoy, ponds to swim in, flowers and fruits to be wowed about.