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  #2445222 24-Mar-2020 09:23
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freitasm:

 

Someone replied, but to reinforce: you must remain at home with the people you live with or the people you were when the Level 4 starts. You are not to go around "visiting" family, friends. You are allowed to go to the supermarket to buy food or to a petrol station to buy petrol.

 

Is it clear? Or do you think it is too hard on you?

 

 

The reality is that it indeed could be very hard on some; my mother's 85, lives alone, and directly suffers (in a depressive sense) from a lack of human contact. Facetime will offer some respite from this, if we can get her using it sucessfully, but I have lingering concerns. 

 

If we were able to simply drive to outside her house and converse from some distance that'll probably be a significant help for her, so a pity that's not going to be an option.

 

  


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  #2445226 24-Mar-2020 09:26
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And today, the Chinese Consulate Visa Office in Christchurch is busier than yesterday!


 
 
 
 


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  #2445227 24-Mar-2020 09:27
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freitasm:

 

Someone replied, but to reinforce: you must remain at home with the people you live with or the people you were when the Level 4 starts. You are not to go around "visiting" family, friends. You are allowed to go to the supermarket to buy food or to a petrol station to buy petrol.

 

Is it clear? Or do you think it is too hard on you?

 

 

The reality is that it indeed could be very hard on some; my mother's 85, lives alone, and directly suffers (in a depressive sense) from a lack of human contact. Facetime will offer some respite from this, if we can get her using it sucessfully, but I have lingering concerns. 

 

If we were able to simply drive to outside her house and converse from some distance that'll probably be a significant help for her, so a pity that's not going to be an option.

 

  

 

 

Presumably your mother let you live with her for something like 16-25 years. I don't see any reason you shouldn't return the favour for four weeks. 


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  #2445228 24-Mar-2020 09:31
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ben28:

 

My guess is just as the alert levels were gradually raised in the next few days we'll hear that all arrivals into NZ will be treated like the Wuhan group. They'll be taken direct from the airport and need to spend 14 days somewhere.

 

My guess is we haven't done it yet  due to the numbers coming in and the fact it takes time to ramp up for this type of operation. 

 

Or it could be anyone showing any signs of symptoms goes.

 

If NZ does stamp this out we will continue to get people arriving for months/years until a vaccine is available. 

 

We cant keep the country in lock down forever while leaving the gate partially open. ( places like Africa/Syria will never eliminate this until we have a vaccine)

 

 

The PM on Morning Report this morning hinted strongly that there will be some sort of compulsory quarantine for overseas arrivals. She said there would be announcement within a few days.

 

She also said, as @Ben28 suggests, that this was previously impossible owing to the volume of arrivals


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  #2445235 24-Mar-2020 09:49
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The Warehouse will be open in the lockdown as they sell some groceries. It will become a hangout place, meet up with friends and rellies, get out of the house for a few hours. Bit of a loose end there IMO


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  #2445236 24-Mar-2020 09:50
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Boris has just announced the UK is going into lockdown.


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  #2445237 24-Mar-2020 09:52
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freitasm:

 

DarthKermit:

 

This is really low, Stuff:

 

 

 

Every few months I get a request from an ad company asking if I want to run these ads. These are at best misleading, at worst a scam. They basically have these clickbait (or others like "Which is better - Spark or Vodafone? Be in to win an iPhone").

 

If you click that you actually go to a page where you enter your details (name, email, phone) and "be in to win" - if you read the fineprint it's ONE phone for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and other countries. The competition is run for 12 months or sometimes more. Your chances of winning this one phone is very small - not worth giving up your contact to spammers. 

 

These ads pay less than cents per impression and you see these on Stuff, NZ Herald, Metservice. It's just greedy from these media companies.

 

 

This pops up on the 1 News web page. Pretty outrageous that the part public funded broadcaster allows this sort of thing to get thru.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2445238 24-Mar-2020 09:54
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What the heck...how is this even allowed? shouldn't they be moving to shutdown by midnight tomorrow?

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120513172/coronavirus-lockdown-dominos-offers-one-free-pizza-meal-delivered-per-week-for-over-70s?





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  #2445239 24-Mar-2020 09:55
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SJB:

 

Boris has just announced the UK is going into lockdown.

 

 

3 weeks, which appears to make sense. Slightly less impact. All those that have it now, tested or not, should be cured after 3 weeks?


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  #2445284 24-Mar-2020 10:01
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MikeB4:

 

I have one last thing to ask in this thread. My experience over decades in social services tells me that over the next few months there will be a marked increase in domestic violence. It will occur over all        socio-economic groups. Please be vigilant of your neighbours, friends and family. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not seen our neighbours in person for over 3 months - and that was without being locked down!






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  #2445286 24-Mar-2020 10:04
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A message to younger (Than me) people out there:

 

(From Stuff) 

 

"The latest NSW Health coronavirus statistics released on Monday showed people in their 30s account for more COVID-19 cases than any other age group in NSW (131), followed by people in their 20s and 40s (125 and 116 cases respectively)."

 

You are NOT bulletproof!


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  #2445289 24-Mar-2020 10:07
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Zepanda66:

 

What the heck...how is this even allowed? shouldn't they be moving to shutdown by midnight tomorrow?

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120513172/coronavirus-lockdown-dominos-offers-one-free-pizza-meal-delivered-per-week-for-over-70s?

 

 

 

 

They provide Food, they are essential services.

 

 


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  #2445291 24-Mar-2020 10:07
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Zepanda66:

 

Clarification on takeaways and food delivery services like Uber eats. I know some were confused or not sure. 

 

 

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2020/03/takeaway-shutdown-will-food-delivery-services-be-operating-during-the-level-4-alert.html?

 

 

 

 

"Food delivery businesses including those that make prepared meals (My Food Bag, Woop, Hello Fresh etc) are considered essential services and are still allowed to trade and deliver," says Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois.

 

Fast food deliveries and Uber Eats eateries will stop operating, as they are classed as non-essential, she says.

 

 

TBH I fail to see the difference between My Food Bag and Dominos for example. One families My Food Bag is another families Dominoes.  Should be limited to Supermarkets only.


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  #2445294 24-Mar-2020 10:10
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networkn:

 

Zepanda66:

 

What the heck...how is this even allowed? shouldn't they be moving to shutdown by midnight tomorrow?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120513172/coronavirus-lockdown-dominos-offers-one-free-pizza-meal-delivered-per-week-for-over-70s?

 

 

They provide Food, they are essential services.

 

 

Food is essential. Fast food is not. This is ridiculous. Defeats the whole purpose of the lock down. 





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  #2445299 24-Mar-2020 10:15
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msukiwi:

 

A message to younger (Than me) people out there:

 

(From Stuff) 

 

"The latest NSW Health coronavirus statistics released on Monday showed people in their 30s account for more COVID-19 cases than any other age group in NSW (131), followed by people in their 20s and 40s (125 and 116 cases respectively)."

 

You are NOT bulletproof!

 

 

Bulletproof isn't really the right word to be using. The mortality rate for younger people is MUCH lower. They can take the bullet and survive, whereas oldies are much less likely. 


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