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  #2444768 23-Mar-2020 18:25
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mattwnz:

We will also potentially have people not getting out to meet people to form relationships, depending on how long this lasts. I mean how busy are these apps like tinder and bumble etc going to be.

 

 

They'll have to phone their mum more often, and chat to their neighbours (with a fence in between). This could be more interaction than people normally get while working.

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  #2444769 23-Mar-2020 18:26
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neb:
KDee:

 

If I run a business from home and put a parcel on my doorstep for pickup by the courier, there is no human interaction required.

 

Only the virus particles that you coughed/sneezed onto the package before you left it, or that the courier deposited before they dropped it off. It's not as safe as you make it sound.

 

 

 

But I guess you're quite happy to buy food from supermarkets which have been transported through the hands of potentially tens of warehouse workers, couriers, supermarket staff, and the customers who browse through, touch, move and talk over the top of said product/package?


 
 
 
 


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  #2444770 23-Mar-2020 18:29
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mattwnz:

 

shanes:

 

My wife works in a pharmacy and they are looking at doing deliveries... cause they don't really want to see you either :)

 

 

 

 

I have been putting off going to the pharmacy as it normally busy, and is probably very busy at the moment, and I don't live too far from from one of the two probable CT cases.  Will do it in the next week or so when it has calmed down more. But if they do move to doing deliveries, that would be a bonus. .

 

 

Yes, I think they must be busy... she was supposed to come home at 4 p.m. and I haven't seen her yet...

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2444771 23-Mar-2020 18:29
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neb:
KDee:

 

If I run a business from home and put a parcel on my doorstep for pickup by the courier, there is no human interaction required.

 

Only the virus particles that you coughed/sneezed onto the package before you left it, or that the courier deposited before they dropped it off. It's not as safe as you make it sound.

 

 

 

People are supposed to be using hand sanitiser and not touching their face. We were discussing this earlier at home, and the same could be said for anything you buy from the supermarket..The person who put it on the shelf  has touched the item or may have coughed or sneezed on it by mistake. Or if getting staff delivered the same applies top anything in the box. People need to follow common sense.


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  #2444775 23-Mar-2020 18:38
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frankv:
I admire your confidence in the MoH, which I don't share. My interactions with the MoH, as opposed to DHBs, haven't helped.

Nevertheless, I agree that management of incoming cases has been good... we do NOT have widespread CT. I suggest that Kiwis returning to NZ to escape the pandemic are very likely to comply, and that what CT we have is likely to be from tourists. The media has numerous examples of their disregard of the isolation requirements.

 

i cannot share that view that it's mainly tourists sorry, everyone has been very casual about this, residents and non residents.

 

 

Yes, it's all. But we don't need the blame game. Not trying to diss your post though. Everywhere people have seen the lockdown and fled, spreading it. Wuhan and North Italy. Everywhere there is panic buying. Yes this %$#^**% its their fault, but its human nature. Lots of learnings after this. It will happen again as it always has, that's the positive, as we struggle for positives. 


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  #2444779 23-Mar-2020 18:43
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I just talked to my tenant. The company he works for is only able to pay him the government support benefit.

We will be supporting them with significantly reduced rent. If you have tenants and are in a position to help please talk to them about their situation.

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  #2444780 23-Mar-2020 18:43
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mentalinc:

 

Few areas could have been stronger and clearer...

 

Go check on your neighbours - More risk of infection, particularly if elderly...

 

No Roadblocks to stop people moving around the country...

 

 

 

Feels like they wanted to do Level 4 but didn't have the legal power to do so...

 

 

I heard all that and level 4 is wednesday. If you bothered to watch it, its level 4 now, except all of us have been given 48 hours to prepare. 

 

Thats why its 3 now and 4 soon

 

I shouldn't really have to explain this. /smh


 
 
 
 


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  #2444785 23-Mar-2020 18:46
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Batman:

 

is postal/courier services continuing or stopping 4 weeks?

 

 

From the Covid 19 information sheet, "Health services, emergency services, utilities and goods transport, and other essential services are expected to remain up and running at all stages."

 

I would image Courier remains under "goods transport".  Remains to be seen, however.

 

 

AUS has that "logistics and good deliveries" roughly. Why? Many businesses can operate online. That helps them it helps employees. If we can go to the supermarket we can accept a package. Business is on a fine line, anything that can help, will help


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  #2444787 23-Mar-2020 18:48
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Only the virus particles that you coughed/sneezed onto the package before you left it, or that the courier deposited before they dropped it off. It's not as safe as you make it sound.

 

People are supposed to be using hand sanitiser and not touching their face. We were discussing this earlier at home, and the same could be said for anything you buy from the supermarket..The person who put it on the shelf  has touched the item or may have coughed or sneezed on it by mistake. Or if getting staff delivered the same applies top anything in the box. People need to follow common sense.

 

one really experienced guy said there is no firm data that  touching your face spreads it and sanitizer is good because it does kill germs but it is more to give people something to do '

 

watch him here

 

 

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/about-us/cidrap-staff/michael-t-osterholm-phd-mph   so he knows what he is talking about





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  #2444788 23-Mar-2020 18:49
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Handle9: I just talked to my tenant. The company he works for is only able to pay him the government support benefit.

We will be supporting them with significantly reduced rent. If you have tenants and are in a position to help please talk to them about their situation.

 

That’s an awesome thing to do. Hopefully other landlords in a position to do the same, will.





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  #2444792 23-Mar-2020 18:50
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dejadeadnz:

 

Unbelievably, people STILL aren't following the rules.

 

I have had one PC shop email me stating, amongst other things, that:

 

"From the 23rd of march onwards we’ll be closing our doors to retail shoppers, however customers will still be able to shop online for delivery. Until further notice: Online pickup orders will be processed and available for collection between the hours of 11am and 1pm each day ONLY."

 

"Support jobs will be strictly DROP OFF only – and jobs MUST be lodged in our system before drop off. – we will not be available to troubleshoot or diagnose issues while you wait."

 

 

Could it be argued that that particular PC shop is part of an "Utilities and communications, including supply chains" - being physical hardware to continue communications (especially with the comment that Spark is suggesting internet based services, like skype, instead of relying on the mobile network?

 

I'm guessing this will become clearer as we see what happens with goods transit around NZ ...


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  #2444796 23-Mar-2020 18:53
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Batman:

 

 

 

since when did people listen? if they did we wouldn't be in this situation

 

 

100%

 

Sheep rock! They all follow the leader. Admittedly if you are a hogget, its not a great outcome! :-)


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  #2444797 23-Mar-2020 18:53
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Courier services are part of essential services as per the list on the covid19.govt.nz website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Transport services
  • New Zealand Post and courier services
  • Any small passenger service vehicle driver – including taxis and ride-share services

 

 

 


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  #2444798 23-Mar-2020 18:53
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neb:

 

Only the virus particles that you coughed/sneezed onto the package before you left it, or that the courier deposited before they dropped it off. It's not as safe as you make it sound.

 

That is why you wash your hands the happy birthday way, as per MoH instructions, before you leave the package and after you pick it up. Not rocket science.





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  #2444799 23-Mar-2020 18:54
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kingdragonfly: Me and my friend are both using TwoDegrees in Wellington.

At 3 pm, we tried to call each other, but got fast busy's and disconnects.

We both rebooted our phones.

I guess the phone network couldn't keep up.

 

Expected. Family time on the network!


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