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Baine Bloodhoof:
Not so lekker, but here it is. Our president has declared a national 21 day lockdown, starting 12pm Thursday 26th. This is going to devastate the economy. Read all about it here

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-03-23-breaking-news-sa-going-into-national-lockdown-to-combat-covid-19/

chrisc:
Yes, I suppose Yebo is not what you would call an essential service

I told my locksmith friend to get a letter from our local SAPS just in case an ill-advised cop gets officious and stops him

Des Miles:

Will plumbers be allowed to continue operating, surely  they provided essential services?

Baine Bloodhoof:

--- Quote from: chrisc on March 23, 2020, 09:24:51 PM ---Yes, I suppose Yebo is not what you would call an essential service

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That is what Im afraid of. To some it might seem a holiday, but I doubt they realize the implications of such a decision. Companies will fold after this. And heaven forbid, where do you get another job at age 46 :-(

TimbaLand:

--- Quote from: Mongoose on March 23, 2020, 09:19:32 PM ---Not so lekker, but here it is. Our president has declared a national 21 day lockdown, starting 12pm Thursday 26th. This is going to devastate the economy. Read all about it here

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-03-23-breaking-news-sa-going-into-national-lockdown-to-combat-covid-19/

--- End quote ---

The economy is important but how much are lives worth? Another way to look at it is if there’s no lock down and the virus is not halted how much impact will that have on the economy vs. having a lockdown? It is about opportunity costs of which the decision has been taken on  the basis of  taking a lot  of factors into account. 

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