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  #2411856 3-Feb-2020 11:12
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Non NZ citizens who have been through or from China are now banned from entering NZ.

 

Also no more e-gates for a while. All visitors must be manually screened by customs.

 

This policy will be reviewed every 48hrs and is expected to be in place for upto 14 days according to the article.

 

 

 

Interestingly the spin on this includes protecting our pacific neighbours. 


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  #2411857 3-Feb-2020 11:14
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MikeB4:

 

To the families who have and will lose loved ones this will be no different to 1918. 

 

 

 

 

Why 1918? Why would it be different to the measles deaths, The seasonal flu deaths, The SARS deaths, The Swine Flu deaths, The bird fly deaths?





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  #2411860 3-Feb-2020 11:17
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Beccara:

 

MikeB4:

 

To the families who have and will lose loved ones this will be no different to 1918. 

 

 

 

 

Why 1918? Why would it be different to the measles deaths, The seasonal flu deaths, The SARS deaths, The Swine Flu deaths, The bird fly deaths?

 

 

I was responding to the posts above that had referenced the 1918 pandemic.

 

 





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  #2411883 3-Feb-2020 12:53
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So at least one of my suspicions has now been confirmed - it seems that the definition of 'suspected case' did indeed include a proviso that the person had travelled from Hubei/Wuhan.

 

Today's update on the Ministry of Health website confirms this.

 

So, any case where the person did not travel from Hubei province/Wuhan, would not have, prior to Feb 3, been treated as a suspected case.

 

So anyone travelling from any of the other Chinese provinces, symptoms or not, would not have been classified a 'suspected case' - and presumably as a result would not have been screened, stopped or tested - and subsequently could merrily be spreading the virus around New Zealand as you read this.

 

 

 

Change to case definition

 

A decision has been made by the Ministry of Health to expand the case definition for suspected cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). We are currently updating our resources for health care professionals following the change to the case definition.

 

The travel history will now include those who have been in mainland China, within the last 14 days. Previously it only included people who had travelled to and from Hubei province in China, particularly Wuhan.

 

 

 

 


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  #2411885 3-Feb-2020 12:57
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At 04:00 on February 2nd, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 2829 newly diagnosed cases (2103 cases in Hubei Province) and 186 new severe cases (139 cases in Hubei Province). There were 57 more deaths (56 in Hubei Province and 1 in Chongqing City), 147 newly cured cases (80 in Hubei Province), and 5173 new suspected cases (3260 Hubei Province).
  As of 24:00 on February 2, the National Health and Health Commission has received a total of 17,205 confirmed cases (31 cases in Beijing and 1 case in Jiangxi Province) of confirmed cases in 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. There were 2296 cases, a total of 361 deaths, a total of 475 cases cured and discharged, and a total of 21,558 suspected cases.
  At present, 1,895,83 close contacts have been traced. Of the 1,055 medical observations released on the day, a total of 152,700 people are receiving medical observations.
  A total of 33 confirmed cases were reported from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan: 15 from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 8 from the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 10 from Taiwan.

 

 

 

 


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  #2411889 3-Feb-2020 13:09
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networkn:

 

If you wear a tinfoil hat, you might subscribe to the concept it's not the planet, but world governments that are "practising" in order to drop the population of the earth significantly. 

 

gzt:

 

Geektastic: The planet is trying to reduce the human population, I think.

 

No, it's just our usual panic to arrest our anthropogenic headlong rush to destruction.

 

Oh dear - I have been waiting for the conspiracy theories to pop up.

 

Even my partner said that China had been complaining over the last couple of years that their 1 child policy had worked to well and now they have a huge ageing population which they can not afford - soooooo - Coronavirus's do tend to hit the elderly the hardest.

 

Please do not shoot me 😀





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  #2411917 3-Feb-2020 14:47
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Side effects in AU apparently:

 

"A nurse friend of mine works on the health advice hotline. Had multiple cases over the last couple of days in which he gave advice to the caller to see a GP only for the caller to reveal that they had attempted to do so and were refused. Had to send them to emergency."

 

GP's apparently refusing to see patients with any overseas history no matter their issue





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  #2411922 3-Feb-2020 14:59
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Oh dear - I have been waiting for the conspiracy theories to pop up.


Trump's QAnon people have some good ones. It's Bill Gates lol or as usual Hillary Clinton..

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  #2411943 3-Feb-2020 15:32
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From Stuff:

 

 

Forestry crews across New Zealand have downed tools as contractors close operations due to the coronavirus. 

 

Logging workers who contacted Stuff said they were told to go home and that the shutdown was affecting crews across the country. 

 

 

Oops - that's about $300 million a month of exports.


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  #2411946 3-Feb-2020 15:38
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Fred99:

 

From Stuff:

 

 

Forestry crews across New Zealand have downed tools as contractors close operations due to the coronavirus. 

 

Logging workers who contacted Stuff said they were told to go home and that the shutdown was affecting crews across the country. 

 

 

Oops - that's about $300 million a month of exports.

 

 

Its being caused by the extended lunar holiday being ordered by central and local governments....

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/01/coronavirus-more-of-china-extend-shutdown-accounting-for-80percent-of-gdp.html

 

Lets see who things are in a week or two...


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  #2411950 3-Feb-2020 15:50
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KrazyKid:

 

Non NZ citizens who have been through or from China are now banned from entering NZ.

 

Also no more e-gates for a while. All visitors must be manually screened by customs.

 

This policy will be reviewed every 48hrs and is expected to be in place for upto 14 days according to the article.

 

 

 

Interestingly the spin on this includes protecting our pacific neighbours. 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/flights-from-china-landing-in-new-zealand-despite-coronavirus-travel-ban/ar-BBZAbFd

 

 

 

  • China Eastern MU779, Shanghai - Auckland, ETA 4:25pm
  • China Southern CZ305, Guangzhou - Auckland, ETA 4:22pm
  • China Southern CZ617, Guangzhou - Christchurch, ETA 5:01pm

 

 

Checked MU 779 and estimated arrival 4.04pm so going to arrive early.

 

Maybe travel ban only applies to Air New Zealand?


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  #2411954 3-Feb-2020 15:58
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rugrat:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/flights-from-china-landing-in-new-zealand-despite-coronavirus-travel-ban/ar-BBZAbFd

 

 

 

  • China Eastern MU779, Shanghai - Auckland, ETA 4:25pm
  • China Southern CZ305, Guangzhou - Auckland, ETA 4:22pm
  • China Southern CZ617, Guangzhou - Christchurch, ETA 5:01pm

 

 

Checked MU 779 and estimated arrival 4.04pm so going to arrive early.

 

Maybe travel ban only applies to Air New Zealand?

 

 

Nope.  Maybe those airlines are happier to fly empty planes (OTOH, there could be quite a few NZ nationals keen to get home ASAP, happier to face 14 days of self-quarantine than risk being stuck)


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  #2411957 3-Feb-2020 16:02
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Could be transit flights too, Wonder if the ban impacts those transiting that stay in the airport





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  #2411968 3-Feb-2020 16:20
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Fred99:

 

 

 

Nope.  Maybe those airlines are happier to fly empty planes (OTOH, there could be quite a few NZ nationals keen to get home ASAP, happier to face 14 days of self-quarantine than risk being stuck)

 

 

Possible or maybe transit thing as Beccara said.


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  #2411970 3-Feb-2020 16:29
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rugrat:

 

Checked MU 779 and estimated arrival 4.04pm so going to arrive early.

 

 

Here's a Qantas 747 charter flight, evacuating Aus (& some NZ?) citizens from Wuhan to Learmonth Airport  (never heard of it) in WA, then I presume the Aussies get shuffled to Christmas Island. 

 

Wait - I smell a conspiracy theory brewing - if it's heading to WA, then they appear to be lost.  It seems to be headed to Sydney.

 

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6032/23bcd270

 

 


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