The typical influenza is a curse yes, however it is largely left to spread without intervention and it still isn't an overwhelming drain on healthcare systems.
Covid-19 has had drastic intervention by many countries. Yet it is still managing to completely overwhelm healthcare systems, consuming...
Some countries are also allowing outdoors exercise, public transport, going to work and small gatherings. They are only gradually increasing the lockdown rules as they realize these half measures are not enough and ending up with having to prolong their lockdowns.
Italy has one of the strictest...
There are 3 cases where you are allowed to leave your premises:
1. To buy groceries.
2. For medical purposes. So, to go to the pharmacy, the doctor or hospital.
3. For work that has been declared essential, you will know if you are part of this group.
No, you are not allowed to jog or walk the dog.
I was at Engen close to my house about 20 minutes before the lockdown to grab a few things (they had fully restocked). They said they would be open 24/7 as per usual and everything they normally sell would be available.
Our complex is all houses and the following rules are being enforced:
1. Anyone who is not a resident of the complex will not be permitted to enter the complex.
2. Everyone is confined to their houses.
3. Use of common areas is prohibited (parks).
4. No exercising, walking dogs, children...
Once they have the situation under control locally and are confident there are no more untraced cases, they are going to have to make another tough call. Shutting down the borders and stopping international travel.
If they don't shut down the borders, we will have to repeat this process again...
Generally how creche and school fees work is that your monthly payment is paying off a total amount for the year.
So unfortunately no discount. If the kids are at home for even 3 months, you would still be making your monthly payment as per usual. The only exception here would be if that...
For software development, that is one of the easiest jobs to transition to working from home. Take note of the massive and complex projects that are developed entirely remotely (Linux, Kubernetes, Gitlab etc.). The tools for remote code collaboration are excellent.
Passionate developers don't...
Eskom should be focusing on getting it's house in order and stabilizing what it currently has. ideally starting to downsize and sell off assets.
All further energy expansion in this country should (MUST) be done privately.