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  #2478579 7-May-2020 13:16
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Advice to get a test if you are in Matamata and are concerned. Tells me that the case, while from a known source has been out in the wild. Possibly extensively


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  #2478581 7-May-2020 13:28
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  #2478598 7-May-2020 13:55
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So not sure if reflects everything from today?





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  #2478603 7-May-2020 13:59
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Yes, that footer is interesting but https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/new-alert-level-2-information-released/ says it's the updated version (so far).





 

 

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  #2478604 7-May-2020 14:00
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The PM's words (as transcribed by the media) on how restaurants/bars must operate (i.e. essentially that they can't open unless people are seated, have servers and no counter service) don't match with what's on the guidelines. See:

 

 

This means that most businesses can open their premises to the public, including:

 

bars and cafes
hardware, gardening, and clothing retailers
butchers, bakeries, and fishmongers.
Hospitality businesses should keep groups seated, separated, and use a single server if possible.

 

 

 

 


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  #2478609 7-May-2020 14:03
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Last modified: 4 May 2020

 

So not sure if reflects everything from today?

 

 

the PDF's at the bottom say the 7th on them


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  #2478610 7-May-2020 14:04
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dejadeadnz:

 

The PM's words (as transcribed by the media) on how restaurants/bars must operate (i.e. essentially that they can't open unless people are seated, have servers and no counter service) don't match with what's on the guidelines. See:

 

 

This means that most businesses can open their premises to the public, including:

 

bars and cafes
hardware, gardening, and clothing retailers
butchers, bakeries, and fishmongers.
Hospitality businesses should keep groups seated, separated, and use a single server if possible.

 

 

Obviously the site hasn't been updated then.





 

 

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  #2478622 7-May-2020 14:22
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Obviously the site hasn't been updated then.

 

 

I am actually more inclined towards there being a disconnect between what the PM was given as a script to read out versus what is on the website. The guidelines do generally reflect the core aspects of the PM's speech but a lot of the crucial details don't line up.

 

 

 

 


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  #2478660 7-May-2020 15:09
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dejadeadnz:

 

I am actually more inclined towards there being a disconnect between what the PM was given as a script to read out versus what is on the website. The guidelines do generally reflect the core aspects of the PM's speech but a lot of the crucial details don't line up.

 

 

I’ve noticed through this that most of what the prime minister has said in the briefings has been incorrect in comparison to what has been written elsewhere, or how other organisations enforce the rules.

 

For example, under level 3, the COVID website and prime minister said “travel within region is acceptable.”, Civil Defence have interpreted this as “Your Civil Defence region”, which is depending on where you live, not necessarily your Provence. Where as, explained by a police officer to me “ no more than 10 minutes from home.”

 

So if the message from on top is not correct, who do we believe?


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  #2478709 7-May-2020 15:21
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'Mass masking' should be part of level 2, epidemiologist (Michael Baker) says


https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/mass-masking-should-be-part-of-level-2-epidemiologist-says/ar-BB13HVQs


Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker told Morning Report that New Zealand and Taiwan had taken very similar paths in suppressing the virus.


The only significant difference was over wearing masks.


Taiwan has gone for 25 days without a single local case, has recorded fewer than 500 cases and just six deaths from Covid-19 after early intervention.


"They require masks in certain public enclosed places like public transport in particular," Baker said.







"It's encouraged but optional in other places. Many shops would require wearing masks and some schools do, but it's not universal."


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  #2478712 7-May-2020 15:23
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dejadeadnz:

 

freitasm:

 

Obviously the site hasn't been updated then.

 

 

I am actually more inclined towards there being a disconnect between what the PM was given as a script to read out versus what is on the website. The guidelines do generally reflect the core aspects of the PM's speech but a lot of the crucial details don't line up.

 

 

I don't think so.  I went into that part of the speech with the impression that this is what L2 "could" look like, that details were to be finalised at the last minute when all information had been reviewed, then finally that a "level 2.5" may be what we'd have for a while.

 

If there's a serious mistake IMO - it's the same mistake that was made when shifting L4 to L3.  It seemed many people took the announcement of what it could be like to act immediately and assume that should be okay let down their guard.  It looks like we got away with that.

 

Some of this seems too complicated to people - or they're simply listening to far too much whining from talkback radio and self-appointed experts in the media offering their opinions as fact.  "Look at Sweden" seems to back in vogue - along with statements that they're "letting it go to achieve herd immunity" and otherwise "just carrying on as normal", and "their economy is unscathed". None of that is true - but it just keeps coming up.

 

 


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  #2478741 7-May-2020 15:39
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Some of this seems too complicated to people - or they're simply listening to far too much whining from talkback radio and self-appointed experts in the media offering their opinions as fact.  "Look at Sweden" seems to back in vogue - along with statements that they're "letting it go to achieve herd immunity" and otherwise "just carrying on as normal", and "their economy is unscathed". None of that is true - but it just keeps coming up.

 

 

I made the mistake of listen to talkback radio on my way to the COVID-19 testing station last week. There are some Trumpers in this country, I tell you that.





 

 

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  #2478744 7-May-2020 15:47
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Am I correct that there won't be any 1m physical distancing between workers in their workplaces, nor students in schools under level 2? I wish they would have a compassion table so people can easily see the differences in more detail. Personally I think we need another week to detect possible undetected CT and for them to get down to a more consistent level. It does appear that with more testing that they are weeding out a few more CT cases that potentially could have spread outside bubbles if we're had moved down to level 2 already. The fact is as per Q&A a few nights ago, some people will develop symptoms and not think much of it for a week or so before they will bother to get tested, especially if it gets worse. So that adds another week on top of the possible incubation period. This is one reason some people were infected before level 4 commenced but weren't detected as cases until the end of level 4. Also looking at level 1, that pretty much looks like normal life for most. The only difference seems to be no international travel which many people don't do regularly anyway. Plus that is something that isn't going to be possible due to it being a global problem until vaccine or full proof treatment comes along.

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  #2478748 7-May-2020 15:49
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I have a gut feeling level 2 will unofficially start tomorrow night for some people..

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  #2478752 7-May-2020 15:54
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Fred99:

 

I don't think so.  I went into that part of the speech with the impression that this is what L2 "could" look like, that details were to be finalised at the last minute when all information had been reviewed, then finally that a "level 2.5" may be what we'd have for a while.

 

 

You could be right about what the PM was intending. As for whether we got away with L3, the pessimist in me thinks there are nightmares to come yet.

 

 

 

 


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