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> Coronovirus?, How it spreads!
Dykejumper
post 6th Apr 2020, 05:49pm
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I was suspicious of those South Africa figures until i read the item below,i hope they can maintain
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'One week into South Africa's nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and it is tempting - dangerously tempting - to breathe a sigh of relief.

After all, look at how much has already been achieved. More than 47,000 people have been tested, and 67 mobile testing units have been organised.

There are even drive-through testing centres. Soon the country will be able to test 30,000 people every day. To date, only five deaths from the virus have been confirmed. About 1,400 have tested positive for Covid-19.'

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Dave Grieve
post 6th Apr 2020, 06:30pm
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Not going to get into an argument about number of tests carried out in South Africa. What I will say is that the majority of tests carried out are being done by the PRIVATE Medical Sector where ALL tests will be paid for upfront by the person requesting the test.
This countries governmental health service is incapable of carrying out any major testing for the virus.
Nobody who can afford a private Medical Aid will go anywhere near a government hospital.
I don't know anyone regardless of colour who believes the governments figures.
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post 6th Apr 2020, 06:31pm
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I'm struggling with the concept of this lockdown, I thought I understood the rules but now not so sure. Item on STV news was from an allotment in Edinburgh which was very busy with small groups and individuals working the plots, this is ok they say as long as they keep social distancing. Can anyone explain how this is any different to family groups walking in parks or on the beach? There are two houses close to us, one has been bought by a young couple who turn up every day to work on it. They also have others with them and today they had a firm of plasterers in. The other house is getting a new roof and major work inside on wet or dry rot. Again there are tradesmen working every day as if nothing was happening.

Have we missed a news bulletin giving the all clear unsure.gif


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post 6th Apr 2020, 06:48pm
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I guess the allotment people are growing vegetables and thus however loosely come under the food suppliers directives.
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carmella
post 6th Apr 2020, 06:56pm
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Well, Ashfield I am with you on this.

What part of no-one should leave their home unless for food or picking up a prescription from the chemist, or leaving to be a carer for someone who does not live with you, who relies on carers, do these people not understand.

Sorry, but I think it beggars belief. We have all been given the same “rules” to live by currently. I just don’t get it.

There is a young couple across the road from me, in their 30s, they have a wee girl about 6, the wife is pregnant, yet they get visitors and are frequently out and about!

I will not leave my house, and I will not even answer my door. I put a note on the door telling anyone with deliveries when I expect them, to leave on the steps.


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post 6th Apr 2020, 07:21pm
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 6th Apr 2020, 06:31pm) *
I'm struggling with the concept of this lockdown... There are two houses close to us, one has been bought by a young couple who turn up every day to work on it. They also have others with them and today they had a firm of plasterers in. The other house is getting a new roof and major work inside on wet or dry rot. Again there are tradesmen working every day as if nothing was happening.

Have we missed a news bulletin giving the all clear unsure.gif

This guidance was urgently updated earlier today.

Essential projects include:
  • those to create or repurpose facilities which will be used directly in COVID-19 related activities
  • projects to create or repurpose facilities which will be used to accommodate key workers, or free up space in facilities to be used directly in COVID-19 related activities
  • projects which are considered essential public services
  • the repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure
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post 6th Apr 2020, 07:40pm
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PM moved into intensive care.

Dominic Raab now running the country.


https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-06/prime-m...th-coronavirus/
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post 6th Apr 2020, 10:10pm
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QUOTE (Kemedian @ 6th Apr 2020, 08:40pm) *
PM moved into intensive care.

Dominic Raab now running the country.


https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-06/prime-m...th-coronavirus/


Gawd save us all ! What hypocrisy in the comments !


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post 7th Apr 2020, 05:17am
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A few weeks ago I wrote about my daughters friend who was finally cleared to return to China. On the same flight there were another six South Africans, all teachers.
On Thursday last week one of the six developed a slight cough. Yesterday she died. She was 28.
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post 7th Apr 2020, 07:10am
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Oh Dave this is the thing, this virus knows no bounds. That is so sad, and I hope that your daughter’s friend won’t have caught this.

I think even if Boris Gets back home from hospital safely, he will not be able to work for some time. Dominic Raab is only standing in, there will have to be someone who can do the job longer.

Piers Morgan this morning I thought had a good idea, in that he suggested any one of our former PM’s stand in because at least they have experience of running the country. They could call on their past to right their own wrongs maybe having learned from mistakes, who knows.

I thought it was a good suggestion given these unprecedented times.

This is not a party political time. These are lives that affect us all across the board.


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post 7th Apr 2020, 07:44am
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Normally I would say that anything Morgan is for I'm against but that idea has some merit. Problem would be who to appoint, the only one that springs to mind would probably not be flavour of the month with those in the current cabinet, that's John Major. I'm not a Raab fan but at least he is a better option than Gove.

I wonder why they've not considered a government of national unity, unpresidented times require unprecedented measures.


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post 7th Apr 2020, 08:06am
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I agree with you ash, what you say makes a lot of sense. I also am not a fan of Raab, never have been, and certainly not Gove!

There are rare occasions when I agree with Morgan, but these are awful times.

I wonder if this will change the formation of our governments in future.


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post 7th Apr 2020, 08:41am
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QUOTE (carmella @ 7th Apr 2020, 08:10am) *
he suggested any one of our former PM’s stand in because at least they have experience of running the country.


Anyone but Gordon Brown. yes.gif
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 6th Apr 2020, 11:10pm) *
Gawd save us all ! What hypocrisy in the comments !


Yes, i'm sure Toady Gove will be doing a jig of delight behind closed doors. yes.gif
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carmella
post 7th Apr 2020, 10:19am
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Jagz we agree on some things sign_lol.gif thumbup.gif laugh.gif
Just heard Gove staying home, someone in his family has it, I think if I heard right!

When you think about it, and all those Downing Street briefings we saw, it surprises me that not more of the Cabinet have the virus!


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