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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2020, 08:22:20 PM »
A little update from Australia!

From today, residents in New South Wales will be able to visit to another household

In the Northern Territory it's now legal to play outdoor non-contact sport, hold an outdoor wedding or funeral. In two weeks time, the Territory will allow for pubs and restaurants to reopen, as well as shopping centres, indoor gyms and beauty therapy for "non-facial services". On June 5, all businesses will be allowed to return, including nightclubs and team sports.

From Saturday, Queenslanders will be able to drive within 50 kilometres of their home or go shopping for non-essential items.

Western Australians will be able to gather in groups as big as 10 from Monday.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said the state will not consider loosening its restrictions until May 11.  :groan:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/coronavirus-updates-live-sydney-aged-care-resident-dies-russian-pm-diagnosed-with-covid-19-20200501-p54ou6.html

this is because the northern territory hasn't reported a new case in literally nearly a month, queensland has reported 7 cases over the last 7 days (and wa has reported 3), and vic has a high rate of community transmission making it *literally* more dangerous to open up in vic

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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2020, 09:59:50 PM »
Good thing I'm not in Orange County in SoCal...
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2020, 10:44:46 AM »
Good thing I'm not in Orange County in SoCal...

New news??
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #103 on: May 01, 2020, 11:53:49 AM »
Good thing I'm not in Orange County in SoCal...

New news??

This may be a reference to the Governor shutting down their beaches due to rules not being followed. San Diego and other coastal counties have had success with people social distancing on newly reopened beaches.

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« Reply #104 on: May 05, 2020, 07:44:24 AM »

This was posted this morning from Political Wire with a link to the Los Angeles Times reporting.

https://politicalwire.com/2020/05/05/a-mutant-coronavirus-has-emerged/

 A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged
May 5, 2020 at 8:07 am EDT By Taegan Goddard 17 Comments

“Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
“The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March.”
“In addition to spreading faster, it may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-05/mutant-coronavirus-has-emerged-more-contagious-than-original
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« Reply #105 on: May 08, 2020, 02:41:33 PM »
Update from Argentina:

To be announced tonight, but the quarantine will be extended until May 24th (in fact it'll be until the next day as it's a national holiday).

Places with high affluence of public (bars, stadiums, cinemas, etc) will remain closed with no estimated date of reopening yet.

It's rumored that some companies would be allowed to restart with their work but with minimal staff and rotating their empoyees to reduces the chances of contagion. However this will depend of local authorities decisions. In the metropolitan area (the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings) that concentrate the 60% of the cases the consensus from the specialists is to keep the current status for a little longer than in the other jurisdictions of the country, as is considered that the peak of contagion is still to come.
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« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2020, 01:39:50 AM »
Update from Argentina:

To be announced tonight, but the quarantine will be extended until May 24th (in fact it'll be until the next day as it's a national holiday).

Places with high affluence of public (bars, stadiums, cinemas, etc) will remain closed with no estimated date of reopening yet.

It's rumored that some companies would be allowed to restart with their work but with minimal staff and rotating their empoyees to reduces the chances of contagion. However this will depend of local authorities decisions. In the metropolitan area (the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings) that concentrate the 60% of the cases the consensus from the specialists is to keep the current status for a little longer than in the other jurisdictions of the country, as is considered that the peak of contagion is still to come.

Short update:

As expected, the metropolitan area will remain in quarantine without changes, maintaining the status of phase 3 of the strategy against the virus. The rest of the country is going to advance to the phase 4, that involves a slow return to work for some activities as told before. Borders will remain closed and travel between jurisdictions is still not allowed to general population.
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2020, 06:06:27 PM »
Brazil reached 10000 deaths today.
And our president went on a jet ski ride. He also had a BBQ planned.
While everyday he goes out and shakes hands with people, too.

I wished we had followed Argentina's plan from the beginning. Now we're all screwed over here.
I believe Brazil will become the new epicenter of COVID19, once the US is done with it.
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2020, 12:48:47 AM »
The Philippines now has 11,000 coronavirus cases as of today, with nearly 800 deaths and 2,000 recoveries.

Just earlier today PH time, our President has announced the "Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine" lockdown in Metro Manila, the province of Laguna and Cebu City until May 31, as it was previously announced the lockdown in the mentioned areas until May 15, with the remaining areas shifted to "General Community Quarantine" from May 16, that people may allow to return to work and limited number of passengers in public transportation to implement with social distancing rules.

Americans are screwed with reaching 80,000 deaths and 1.3 million cases of COVID-19.
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #110 on: May 14, 2020, 11:18:05 AM »
My small county in Ohio of about 49,000 people has 46 confirmed and 2 probable cases as of yesterday.  9 were hospitalized, 20 have recovered and there were 3 deaths. Average age is 56.  75% are female, 25% are male.  Ages range from 21 to 91.

There has been an outbreak in a county near me that has a huge poultry farming/processing facility.  The cases in that county shot up in number of cases in the last week going from less than 50 to 101. They also have 138 pending cases.  Along with the outbreak at Cooper Farms, there is now a nursing home being watched very closely with having both a resident and an employee testing positive.

As for Ohio, we are now over 25,000 cases.  Age range of all positives are less than 1 to 108 years.  54% are male/46% are female.

Between prisoners, prison workers and healthcare workers, they total 9,034 of those cases for 36%.  Another 4,385 (17%) cases involve nursing home residents and employees.  In the national media you see a lot about how this is hitting the black community hard.  That is not the case in Ohio. 50% of our cases are White with only 26% being black.

As for the state population percentages, not a whole lot has changed for the top of the chart with 4 of the top 5 being in the northeast:

1. New York - 1.75%
2. New Jersey - 1.58%
3. Rhode Island - 1.13%
4. Connecticut - 0.97%
5. District of Columbia - 0.93%

The rest of the top 10:
6. Massachusetts
7. Delaware
8. Louisiana
9. Illinois
10. Maryland

Ohio has moved back down to 27th since the surge in mid-April from the prison population.  Other states with over 10 million population:
Pennsylvania - 11
Michigan - 12
Georgia - 19
Florida - 32
California - 34
North Carolina - 38
Texas - 41

Washington the original epicenter is now at 26th.

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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2020, 12:18:17 PM »
Thanks for the great updates. I am bracing for more as states are testing "back to normal" too fast...
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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2020, 04:24:15 PM »
CNN correspondent Will Ripley, who is based in Hong Kong, but who has spent the last thre and a half months in Tokyo, returned to Hong Kong this week. What is usually a five hour trip became 23 hours, and into a two week home isolation after returning. He documented the trip in a eight minute segment posted on his IG account, and that aired on CNN.

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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2020, 07:23:26 AM »
From a post shared by a friend in Facebook, this really saddens me.


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A very SAD day for a 100 years old industry of AVIATION.

- Virgin fires more than 3,000 people including 600 Pilots.

- Virgin Australia files for Bankruptcy.

- Air Mauritius goes into Administration.

- South African Airways Bankrupt.

- Finnair returns 12 planes and lays off 2,400 people.

- YOU grounds 22 planes and fires 4,100 people.

- Ryanair grounds 113 planes and gets rid of 900 pilots for the moment, 450 more in the coming months.

- Norwegian completely stops its long-haul activity!!! The 787s are returned to the lessors.

- SAS returns 14 planes and fires 520 pilots... The Scandinavian states are studying a plan to liquidate Norwegian and SAS to rebuild a new company from their ashes.

- Ethiad cancels 18 orders for A350, grounds 10 A380 and 10 Boeing 787. Lays off 720 staff.

- Emirates grounds 38 A380s and cancels all orders for the Boeing 777x (150 aircraft, the largest order for this type). They "invite" all employees over 56 to retire

- Wizzair returns 32 A320s and lays off 1,200 people, including 200 pilots, another wave of 430 layoffs planned in the coming months. Remaining employees will see their wages reduced by 30%.

- IAG (British Airways’ parent company) abandons the takeover of Air Europa (and will pay €40 million compensation for that).

- IAG (Iberia) grounds 56 planes.

- IAG (British Airways) grounds 34 planes. Everyone over 58 to retire.

- Luxair reduces its fleet by 50% (and associated redundancies)

- CSA abolishes its long-haul sector and keeps only 5 medium-haul aircraft.

- Eurowings goes into Bankruptcy

- Brussels Airline reduces its fleet by 50% (and associated redundancies).

- Lufthansa plans to ground 72 aircraft (in 2 instalments).

- Hop is studying the possibility of reducing fleet and staff by 50%.

Additional info:

Currently, 60 new aircraft stored at Airbus with no buyers in sight (order cancellations) including 18 A350s.

They *forecast a minimum of 8,000 grounded planes by September*. With an average of 5.8 crews per plane (medium and long haul combined), that would make *more than 90,000 unemployed pilots worldwide*

*The Air Transport Industry is on Life Support !*

This will have a major impact on our lifestyle.

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Re: Coronavirus: OFFICIAL Updates/ Health Info/Travel Info
« Reply #114 on: May 18, 2020, 12:16:34 AM »
I have a kind of off the wall idea to help the airline industry. The solution may already be built into the planes. They all have emergency oxygen supplies built in with drop down masks. If they can enlarge the supply tanks and/or switch the supply to air couldn't each passenger have a separate air supply to breath so you wouldn't have to worry about the virus being carried throughout the cabin?

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« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2020, 07:41:03 PM »
Update from Argentina:

It's rummored that quarantine will have a new extesion, this time until June 7th, as confirmed cases have increased until reaching three digits numbers in the last days (what coincides with the expectation of the contagion peak for this moment of the year when quarantine was initially imposed).
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« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2020, 08:37:52 PM »
Bolsonaro cancelled his national TV pronouncement where we would advise AGAINST the quarantine.

Just as Brazil had its worst day with 1179 deaths registered. The total number is already at 18000 deaths.

He already fired two health ministers who were advising in favour of the Quarantine.
He doesn't want a health minister. He wants a puppet.
And there is definitely blood in his hands.
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« Reply #117 on: May 23, 2020, 08:41:27 PM »
Update from Argentina:

It's rummored that quarantine will have a new extesion, this time until June 7th, as confirmed cases have increased until reaching three digits numbers in the last days (what coincides with the expectation of the contagion peak for this moment of the year when quarantine was initially imposed).

President Fernández has just confirmed the new extension until June 7th in the current conditionds in the Metropolitan area (with an increase of the cases on the poorer neighborhoods) and in the provinces of Córdoba and Chaco. Some of the previous restrictions could return trying to reduce the contagion again. Good news are the absence of new cases during the last days in 19 provinces of the country.
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« Reply #118 on: May 23, 2020, 09:04:11 PM »
I can swim on June 1 *dab*

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« Reply #119 on: May 23, 2020, 11:04:15 PM »
The front page of Sunday’s (May 24th) New York Times:

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« Reply #120 on: May 24, 2020, 06:50:28 PM »
For Declive:

Brazil now has the second highest number corona cases after the US and has overtook Russia with more than 300,000.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/22/americas/brazil-coronavirus-cases/index.html

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« Reply #121 on: May 24, 2020, 07:48:33 PM »
Yes. From the news (one month ago) i was already predicting that Brazil would become the new epicenter of COVID19.

But if i would speak for what i see, i would never guess that. My city has 400000 people and only 25 active cases (64, but 39 recovered).
I live very close to the Uruguay border (they are doing an amazing job as well as us in the Brazilian extreme south).

So, thank god for the news because we can prevent. It's sad though that there is so much ignorance in the rest of the country, as well as in our president's mind.
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« Reply #122 on: May 27, 2020, 03:29:21 AM »
Glad to hear Declive's safe <3

In Singapore, we crossed 30,000 cases and while that may sound like a norm to you, you have to know that as a really small country, we currently hold the highest cases per 1 million population for countries over 10,000 cases.

Within the community, there's only less than 10 cases everyday, but within the foreign workers dorms which have now been quarantined, we are still getting 500-1000 cases everyday.

This all happened when we first had cases in the foreign workers dorms and did not do anything about it, and they went on to spread to many other foreign workers dorms in Singapore. Really sad.

This whole issue highlighted a lot of issues about the gap between the rich and the poor, Government efficiency, how Singaporeans generally view foreign workers etc.

But on a larger issue for me, it highlighted how it just takes one area to be affected and for nothing to be done (around two weeks), and there will be about more than 30000 cases potential cases. Think from the perspective of Europe and even USA... If you have even a dozen cases in the community, you are NOT READY to be reopened. It just takes one case and it could result in a whole community getting infected. The only time when you can reopen is when you don't even have any cases in the community. Otherwise, there still must be social distancing, no public activities, everyone must wear mask etc.

In Singapore if you don't keep your distance or wear a mask, it's a fine of 300 dollars. Subsequent time, 1000 dollars. And the third time, 10,000 dollars and a jail term. I know the freedom to live, to believe in your own rights is extremely important. But it pains my heart to see all the protests that are still going on in USA/Europe for the country to stop the lock down. If you take a look from another perspective, you are just plain selfish. Nobody wants to be locked down, and you shouldn't be complaining or let alone, protesting about it. The country is unsafe at this moment and all these protesters are definitely not helping with the situation.

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« Reply #123 on: May 27, 2020, 09:35:25 AM »
Beautifully said Jobby.

It is an insane time when our President who has ZERO medical knowledge (search "Should I be taking insulin?" if you doubt me) thinks opening businesses, beaches, churches is a good thing.

As individuals we ALL have to do our part to contain this. I haven't been out without a mask either on or at the ready Only when I am walking alone) in months. Nor have I been anywhere but food pickups in ages and my walks.

I am so thankful for Internet. Connecting remotely is what is keeping us all sane I think.

Be careful out there. This is by no means over.
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« Reply #124 on: May 27, 2020, 08:12:19 PM »
You going back to work next week Joab?