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2 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Mate of mine lives in France now and posted on Facebook earlier about how he ventured out to the local hypermarket, which had no more than about half a dozen other shoppers. On the way back home he was stopped by the police and asked to show his papers and justify his reason for being out.

Yeah and I have two thoughts about that.

Firstly, it sounds dystopian. 

Secondly, maybe we should be taken more stringent measures in line with other countries. 

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4 hours ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

My wife’s in labour as we speak and very worried about who comes to see the baby, family included, unfortunately we are going to have to play safe which is sad as nobody gets to meet the new baby for a while but zero point risking it!  Good luck by the way!  We arrived at Southmead at 2pm Monday and no baby yet!

Good luck to you as well mate, hope all goes well 👍

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2 hours ago, Coppello said:

Glastonbury Festival has confirmed its cancellation. Tickets have been rolled forward to next year which is a bit annoying given I missed out! 

The good thing about this virus is that it looks like Eurovision will be cancelled. Saves us being close to last again.

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12 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Be amazed away then.

My workplace cut 30% of staff last week, more on Monday- and last I heard, they still by Tuesday close of play had no instructions about working from home.

I know someone working in sales for a printers in Bath and still being sent out meeting clients, shaking hands etc. Some companies just dont give a stuff about "advice"

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18 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Mate of mine lives in France now and posted on Facebook earlier about how he ventured out to the local hypermarket, which had no more than about half a dozen other shoppers. On the way back home he was stopped by the police and asked to show his papers and justify his reason for being out.

I've heard similar about Italy.

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36 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Be amazed away then.

My workplace cut 30% of staff last week, more on Monday- and last I heard, they still by Tuesday close of play had no instructions about working from home.

Pops, you seem to regularly misunderstand what I say. 
My post was specifically in regard to the chap who is high risk, and has the facility to wfh. 
My amazement would be if such an employer refused wfh for such an individual. 
 

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2 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

China, Italy and South Korea. 

These are, were ahead of us. Will be interesting indicators, as to whether it returns, how quickly. The form it takes etc. 

Cases in China or new cases have gone right down? Italy, the rate maybe slowing a bit- South Korea, has been held up as an exemplary example in various quarters.

Personally I don't believe a word that comes from China. 

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1 hour ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

As a former journalist, I'm amazed when I see the packed room of journos at Bongo's daily virus briefings. All held in virus hotspot London.

Hasn't the government and media heard of video conferencing? 

They advise us all to take loads of precautions then ignore them themselves.

Quite agree RR Over 20 years ago I was a Sales Manager at BT and we were pushing Video conferencing then. why has it not taken off ?

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1 minute ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Good point, but I would have thought Wuhan being under such lockdown and such a national effort- thousands of health workers sent there IIRC, would have brought the rate down.

Yeah - I understand why people would not trust the Chinese government but I understand the WHO have confirmed what the government are reporting and, given factories are opening and the specialist hospitals are closing, I struggle to see how they can be getting away with it if they are not telling the truth.

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2 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

China, Italy and South Korea. 

These are, were ahead of us. Will be interesting indicators, as to whether it returns, how quickly. The form it takes etc. 

Cases in China or new cases have gone right down? Italy, the rate maybe slowing a bit- South Korea, has been held up as an exemplary example in various quarters.

Free tests

Results in 5 hours

Results by text

Using Debit/credit cards and mobile phone tracking to trace movements and warn people of positive results and advise isolation 

lots of cases, very few deaths

Brilliant work

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7 minutes ago, oldstandrobin said:

Quite agree RR Over 20 years ago I was a Sales Manager at BT and we were pushing Video conferencing then. why has it not taken off ?

I think breifings and one-way updates work ok over VC, but always hated having meetings that require debate over VC, especially mutli-office or with some people in a room and some over the video link. There's always a delay and it's always hard to get a word in / get your point across. In my opinion anyway

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6 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

Factories now all but open. Capacity over 80% now. China nearly back to normal just 4 months after first case. 

My son is a BA Captain and has told me that China has recalled pilots and contacted foreign pilots who had been laid off and is offering them big bonuses to go back to work.

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5 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Free tests

Results in 5 hours

Results by text

Using Debit/credit cards and mobile phone tracking to trace movements and warn people of positive results and advise isolation 

lots of cases, very few deaths

Brilliant work

 

Devils advocate;

As at 13.30 today S. Korea had published 8413 actual and confirmed cases with 84 deaths = .99% mortality rate

UK has an estimated 20,000 cases (best case scenario) with 71 deaths = .35% mortality rate

 

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Lots of people myself included think this virus has been around quite a bit longer than people think, I’m convinced i had Covid 19 over Christmas as i had almost the exact same symptoms but obviously nobody knew it existed at the time 

I found this online apologies my computer skills only go as far as copying and pasting a link https://www.ccn.com/coronavirus-patient-zero-may-have-started-pandemic-in-november-or-earlier/

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2 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

And they have stopped filming Eastenders. Every cloud, eh . . . 

Reducing the number of episodes per week from 4 to 2 also.

Probably just as well. If it's still as miserable as it's always been then in the current climate it might push a few people who are feeling down over the edge.

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5 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

You don’t believe them?  Well you are wrong.  I work with these people.  

If I order 50k of X and they can ship to me just one week later than normal then does it suggest they are lying?

I'm happy you get you 50k of X.

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15 minutes ago, walnutroof said:

Lots of people myself included think this virus has been around quite a bit longer than people think, I’m convinced i had Covid 19 over Christmas as i had almost the exact same symptoms but obviously nobody knew it existed at the time 

I found this online apologies my computer skills only go as far as copying and pasting a link https://www.ccn.com/coronavirus-patient-zero-may-have-started-pandemic-in-november-or-earlier/

So YOU were the one that started it. Finally, someone to blame!!

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