It’s has been a month the astronauts: Bob Behnken and Daug Harley headed up their way into the International Space Station (ISS). Their rocket called Space X blasted off on the 30 May 2020 and they spent 22 hours before docking at the ISS.
Space X and Boeing were awarded a contract by Nasa as private companies to build their own rockets of which Boeing was unsuccessful to build one but Space X managed to build their rocket that put Bob and Daug Harley into the space.
It has been 9 years since the Space Shuttle was retired and Nasa paid almost $90 million for a one seat to the ISS, there is no doubt that Space X will rescue Nasa to fork out such collosal amount of money.
Space X is also working its way to colonize Mars in the near future, probably by 2023 it will be able to send manned space craft to the Mars to check if human can live in the red planet.
The number of the infections and deaths is continuously increasing in South Africa. Positive infections are currently standing at 168,061 and 2,844 deaths.
EFF stipulated that the numbers might be increasing in such a way that private and public sector would not be able to deal with such cases everyday hence level 5 lockdown should be implemented.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a level 5 lockdown on the 23 March 2020 where people were recommended to stay at home without going to work.
Economy became more frail in such a way that relaxation of the level 5 stringent restrictions was resolved and the country went to level 3 to open more economic activities including reopening of schools.
South experienced spike in numbers of the infections and deaths ever since country relageted to level 3 of which Gauteng has been identified as a hot spot for coronavirus.
Premier of Gauteng David Makhura said a province is experiencing 3000 new infections per day that could result an implementation of stricter restrictions.
“We don’t want to do something for dramatic purposes without achieving results. But it is quite clear that we are going to have to do something extraordinary given where we are now. This may mean asking the national command council to introduce some of the restrictions we had in the earlier phases (of the lockdown).”
Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, projected a spike in the numbers of deaths and infections in South Africa that could force a country to consider a lockdown back to stage 4 or 5.
Dr Zweli Mkhize said people need to work and support frail economy while attention is also given to this pandemic by curbing it from spreading.
People are being urged to be more responsible for their lives, respect and follow precautional measures to fight against Covid 19.
Economy might be opened but that does not mean that the pandemic has been eliminated, disease is still out there.
People should understand that lockdown was necessary to get ready in terms of medical equipment and supplies, when it was relaxed, it did not mean that disease disappeared, people still need to protect themselves, as prevention will always better than cure.