Since our last post, SARS-CoV-2 has hit the African continent. To date, South Africa has no fatalities but the virus is spreading fast and the numbers are increasing by the day. In a couple of days the country will be on lockdown as we try to reduce the rate at which the virus is spreading, in order to prevent a sharp incline in hospital admissions and the resulting stress on, or buckling of, our medical resources.
One thing has become apparent: people value the ability to move from place to place independently. The need for personal, reliable transport has become even more important in the wake of social distancing and awareness of proximity to others.
This will continue to be the case when some kind of normal resumes. For now, we stay at home.