St Francis Property Owners - Covid-19 – Daily News Updates

Monday 8h June

“The virus doesn’t move, people move it. We stop moving, the virus stops moving, the virus dies, it’s that simple.”

Lockdown Level 3.

 Monday 8 June 2020

(South African stats dashboard here)
Global – 7,007,948
South Africa – 48,285 (up 7,493 from Wednesday)
Eastern Cape – 5,974
St Francis Bay – 2 (recovered) 
People recovered – 24,364
Confirmed deaths – 998

 Stats: Sunday 22 March
Global – 341,722
South Africa – 274
Eastern Cape – 2
|St Francis Bay – 1

Schools Open Up

It is mixed feelings for many families across the country, as the school reopening roll-out officially begins today. With only two grades starting at the bigger schools, it’s a slow start, but as cases are growing all over the country, and especially here in the Eastern Cape, it is a bit nerve wracking for some.

The sanitizing process at schools is extremely thorough, and as long as protocols are maintained, it should be all good for teachers and pupils. Good luck out there. Stay safe.

For those parents who have been homeschooling their children for the entire time, well done, you made it. Feel free to celebrate. No other parents will judge you if you have a small glass of champagne with your breakfast. 

New Sushi Restaurant

It has been disheartening to hear about so many restaurants closures across the country, and especially in the bigger cities. Still, in this terrible time of business upheaval there is also opportunities that are opening up in many sectors. 

Talking of which, there is a new sushi restaurant in town, called the PORT SUSHI CO. They are brand new, located at the port and are causing quite a stir in the village, with good reviews on social media. We couldn’t find a Facebook page yet, but you can phone in and get a menu Whatsapped to you.

Port Sushi Co ph number – 076 429 8878

St Francis Bay Golf Club Flash Beer Sale

It’s Monday morning, the bottle stores are open, and the pressure of a long weekend with waning booze stocks is over. On top of that there is a flash beer sale at the St Francis Golf Club, with some pretty good prices. The sale is on their coldroom stock and will take place at the St Francis Bay Golf Club today between 10am and 12pm. Please bring your credit card for payment.

Hospital Closures Sign of Deepening Crisis in Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has had to close Livingstone Hospital in Nelson Mandela Bay and shut down three units in Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London.

This is symptomatic of the deepening health crisis that is taking place in the Eastern Cape. More here:

Dredging Notice

Important Notice from St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association:

We note queries in regard to the sand washed into Ski Canal by the recent storm, and advise that dredgers are currently being deployed to clear the sand