I haven’t personally verified these (but they’re all probably more true than yesterday’s nonsense).
The makers of Corona (beer) have already lost sales of R4.3 billion to the coronavirus.
Not because of the name association, just because China was one of their biggest markets and no-one is going out drinking there anymore.
Visits to Mecca halted because of coronavirus outbreaks.
“Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over coronavirus fears just months ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, as the Middle East recorded more than 220 confirmed cases.”
And Friday prayers in Tehran have also been cancelled for the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Coronavirus has cut China’s carbon emissions by 100 million metric tons
That’s as much as Chile produces in a whole year.
Not least because of the slow down in domestic air travel there.
The Rand has fallen through the floor
Global fears over the coronavirus, jittery markets overseas, emerging markets hit hardest, loadshedding still very much a thing, Moody’s downgrade coming. If you were here for good news about the South African economy (because honestly, where else would you go?), I really can’t help. “Soz.”
Otherwise, you well?