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  #2442306 20-Mar-2020 16:47
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Hibino:

 

 - Try to stay home, I guess there is no enforcement can be apply in NZ to shuts everyone in home, but this is how China fights over this virus, with a huge sacrifice of course.

 

 

Great plan, but tell all the employers that. Mine has only just decided to "trial" letting staff who work in administrative roles for an organisation with widespread remote access capability work from home. Three days a week. If you ask me, it's abusive to treat minimising exposure to a potentially deadly pathogen as a "trial". It's not a trial, it's a public health measure - and it needs to be legislated, last month.


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  #2442308 20-Mar-2020 16:49
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vexxxboy:

 

another plus with the virus is that the Rental market might ease as the Airbnb market has pretty much collapsed, so if people want any money they will have to put them back on the rental market.

 

 

 

 

The thing is that some of those were likely houses that were taken out of our normal housing stock, for accommodating tourists. I read that there are around 37,000 AirBNBs in NZ based on listings. https://news.airbnb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/05/dae-economic-contribution-Airbnb-new-zealand.pdf Some though will just be beds in peoples houses

 

So potentially they could help to solve NZs housing crisis if they are all used to house NZers who need housing.

 

The problem is that we let our house prices get so far out of control, that an event like this that has knock on effects. If people are forced to sell their air BNB and can't rent it out, and they need incoming money from it to cover mortgage payments, they may have to sell, and not sure if there will be many buyers at this time. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2442309 20-Mar-2020 16:49
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Rikkitic:

 

 

 

Same here. I'm not going to drive a half-hour to town to pick up five items. Don't see the benefit of repeated exposure to others, either.

 

 

 

 

Wife just said that too. We want to reduce the times we go there, so a limit would make us go more often. We dont do a regular shop, I pop in once a week for bits and bibs, she does randomly as well. Want to reduce that. She just said the last time she went which was a cough cough mini panic buy :-( there were frequent coughing. No doubt "just" a cough, but you never know.


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  #2442312 20-Mar-2020 16:56
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Rikkitic:

 

 

 

Same here. I'm not going to drive a half-hour to town to pick up five items. Don't see the benefit of repeated exposure to others, either.

 

 

 

 

Wife just said that too. We want to reduce the times we go there, so a limit would make us go more often. We dont do a regular shop, I pop in once a week for bits and bibs, she does randomly as well. Want to reduce that. She just said the last time she went which was a cough cough mini panic buy :-( there were frequent coughing. No doubt "just" a cough, but you never know.

 

 

 

 

Doing a bigger shop than normal to limit the number of times going to the super market I think is the logic some people have been following. Hence why I think some peoples shop has been bigger than normal.  But the  Foodstuffs rep at the MOH meeting said that there weren't that many people panic buying, mainly the problem was caused by people stocking up. Whereas they want people to buy as normal. 


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  #2442314 20-Mar-2020 17:00
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Pennsylvania orders the closure of ‘non-life sustaining businesses’ statewide




 

 

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  #2442319 20-Mar-2020 17:11
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freitasm: Pennsylvania orders the closure of ‘non-life sustaining businesses’ statewide

 

The US failure in testing, not being ready, probably deliberately hiding Covid-19 related cases and even deaths - they're a major exporter of this disease. And it is undeniably mainly Trump's fault.  This shows origin of "imported" cases into Australia:

 

 

Article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/coronavirus-data-reveals-how-covid-19-is-spreading-in-australia/12060704

 

8 of our imported cases were also out of the US.

 

 

 

 


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  #2442321 20-Mar-2020 17:13
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Just had a good Facebook post read out me (I don’t do Facebook).

 

It suggested that there be no limit on the number of condoms people can buy because the type of people panic buying should be prevented from breeding.





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  #2442322 20-Mar-2020 17:15
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mattwnz:

 

Doing a bigger shop than normal to limit the number of times going to the super market I think is the logic some people have been following. Hence why I think some peoples shop has been bigger than normal.  But the  Foodstuffs rep at the MOH meeting said that there weren't that many people panic buying, mainly the problem was caused by people stocking up. Whereas they want people to buy as normal. 

 

 

 

 

It's one of those irregular verbs

 

I stock up prudently and modestly
You hoard
He is panic buying

 

 

 

 

 

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  #2442332 20-Mar-2020 17:35
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Atleast 3 infected from cruise chip Ruby Princess in Sydney, iirc docked in napier and wellington before cruise ban was announced. 

 

 

 

Not sure on the timeline, one would think they would have been symptomatic in NZ if they were infected in Sydney to start with as it takes ~4-5 days to get here. 


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  #2442334 20-Mar-2020 17:42
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Atleast 3 infected from cruise chip Ruby Princess in Sydney, iirc docked in napier and wellington before cruise ban was announced. 

 

 

 

Not sure on the timeline, one would think they would have been symptomatic in NZ if they were infected in Sydney to start with as it takes ~4-5 days to get here. 

 

 

would have thought that people would have tested positive by now if they were





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  #2442380 20-Mar-2020 17:55
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How to rat out someone not following self-isolation rules: email nhccselfisolation@health.govt.nz

 

From Hansard:

 

 

Hon STUART NASH: Police advise me that if a member of the public suspects a breach of the self-isolation rules, they can email. I would like all the members to note this down and send it out on their social media or other platforms. This is the email address: . That's "nhccselfisolation"—one word—"@health.govt.nz". They can include details or screenshots from social media as appropriate.

 


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  #2442381 20-Mar-2020 17:56
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- The corona virus is killing more and more people in Spain. The government controls the curfew - soldiers are also deployed.

 

- According to a relative, 15 residents have died of the novel corona virus in a Spanish old people's home. The Monte Hermoso retirement home has informed him that 70 of the 130 residents have been infected with the virus and 15 residents have died, Mariano Martínez from Madrid told AFP.

 

 

 

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  #2442385 20-Mar-2020 18:00
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freitasm: Pennsylvania orders the closure of ‘non-life sustaining businesses’ statewide

 

The US failure in testing, not being ready, probably deliberately hiding Covid-19 related cases and even deaths - they're a major exporter of this disease. And it is undeniably mainly Trump's fault.  This shows origin of "imported" cases into Australia:

 

 

Article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/coronavirus-data-reveals-how-covid-19-is-spreading-in-australia/12060704

 

8 of our imported cases were also out of the US.

 

Be interesting to see similar graphs from other countries eg Canada

 


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  #2442387 20-Mar-2020 18:05
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vexxxboy:

 

would have thought that people would have tested positive by now if they were

 

 

 

 

The average time to show symptoms is ~5 days, anyone infected might only start showing around now. With anyluck they were feeling unwell and didn't get off. 


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  #2442388 20-Mar-2020 18:06
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jondoublew:

 

Auckland council facilities closing (libraries, office, etc) for next two weeks starting end of today. Auckland zoo will stay open though

https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/covid-19-update.aspx 

 

 

Meanwhile Christchurch keep Rec and Sport facilities open with some restrictions.   Sports stadiums limited to 100 people as are pools & keep 1 metre distances.  Spas and Saunas closed.   Yeah, well good luck at keeping one metre distance in the pool changing rooms and showers. Those changing rooms are busy most of the day & if there is a wet weekend they are packed.   If I read it correctly that is 100 per pool not each facility.   Phil Goff and Auckland Council get it right this time.   CCC= Donkeys.


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