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Well lads and lassies , guessing were all in the same boat here there and everywhere , just hope the various captains don't sink the boat, from this side of the water us over 70,s are supposed to be in lock down ( note suppose to be ) but like all things to do with human beings some will never take note, eg stockpiling food e.t.c. and some of our government statements are a bit woolly and can be read a couple of different ways , like the one about staying indoors for 2 weeks but you can go out if you have a dog, as long as you don't socialize, so why can't the dog less go out as long as they don't socialize , many things like that.

Another thing that is happening is the internet is playing up , it,s spasmodic as well, last night nothing this morning a bit in and out and google is not operating that well and we all have server trouble .

So took this opportunity , as i managed to get Auslot , just to say, please take care of yourselves and your loved one's, look out as much as possible for others less fortunate , and most of all be kind as we are all in the same boat.

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Similar here , Keith. Luckily I have two dogs so I guess that means I can stay out twice as long.


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Some of us in Kiwi are getting a little ahead of the 8 ball Keith, and are basically in isolation now, even though they are trying very hard to get us to believe that it isn't in the community here yet.... riiiiiiight

 

We're hunkered down, as just cannot afford for my wife to get it. So I may have a lot of scenery and car building time in the coming weeks.

 

2kg of the good coffee beans in the scullery. Without visitors that will last us 6 weeks if we're careful. - Longer if I can get away with making Glenda the odd brew with the backup beans from the supermarket....


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Here in Aus we are stupid and go to the beach in large numbers, nightclubs etc so expect to see us in a similar situation to Italy.

 

Good thing is the government is reacting but I hope not too late. It seems that depending on the suburbs, affluent versus the western suburbs which is the regular working class areas there are differences in how well supported the shops are.

 

Affluent they are putting lines around supermarkets showing how far apart you need to be. South Penrith there is nothing. The only reason you know there is a problem is the meat section is empty. They did finally get wipes for the shopping trolleys at South Penrith though even though our old area Emu Plains had them for years. Seems the Riff as it is known is forgotten.

 

Been keeping my social distance when at the shops and not doing much else. Went for a mountain bike ride yesterday morning with my mate at the correct social distance apart too. No running into each other trying to push the other into a tree now.

 

No slotcar races for me and I thought a month ago I might give it a go again.

 

I was in Sydney on Friday and people are blindly pushing the walk buttons with their fingers. Hopefully we come out of this with as many living loved ones as possible and secondly not unemployed.

 

Take care guys and wave to your mates from a safe distance.

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Australia is now in lockdown , All borders locked down with police checkpoints.... I work on construction sites installing aircon duct I’m home today on a rdo I’m worried we won’t be finishing Arnotts let alone going back to work anytime soon...

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Finally we are seeing our government moving on this with some proper hard decisions, without getting political it seems as though our PM has grown a pair, not like his efforts when the fires were on.

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Ever the faithful follower, NZ says "we'll be right there"

 

Probably a week and a couple thousand lives we could have saved behind you fellas on West Island.

 

A medic they interviewed on national television this morning was asked -

"What's the best case scenario?" - no one had reminded him to put on a brave face and play down.

I think this is roughly how it went.

 

"Oh about 2,000 dead"

"no I said best case scenario"

"yes, that's what I said"

So the worst case scenario ?

"A few tens of thousands dead"

He also said he thought life is going to be a prickly game of dice for 12 - 18 months until there is a widely available vaccine. Cheerful chap eh.


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Nothing like setting panic amongst the masses to keep them in line, huh Mark.

I think the media need to pull their heads in a bit and forget about sensationalising for ratings.

 

Amazing how many "experts" come out of the woodwork.

One face, one voice reporting would be a good idea, daily briefings from AN expert, not a pollie.

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No mate, he wasn't the media, he was the specialist health care guy.

The TV1 reporters thought he was kidding....

 

Oh we have that single voice, the director general of health has been doing a daily speech for about 10 days, along with the PM and a couple of other specialists.

And an American virologist living here, lecturer at Auckland Uni; has been giving us a good rundown worldwide for weeks. She looks like a bright red party animal, but she's good, and simple.

This is an article from her. Worth a read. https://thespinoff.co.nz/science/18-03-2020/siouxsie-wiles-how-testing-for-covid-19-works/

 

And we are now level 3, moving to level 4 - (full shutdown same as Oz) on Wednesday - the small window is to allow people to shut stuff down, and for essential services to get the plans together.

 

Overall, for spread of virus, we are acting about 2 weeks earlier than Italy and USA, and a week earlier than Oz, so we are in slightly better shape for control of community transmission.

Schools officially shut Wednesday, but our daughter's school sent the kids home early today, and said "don't come tomorrow" - tomorrow is teachers only as they finalise plans for online learning etc


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Oh crap, geez you guys seem to be into it.

Be nice to get all the states here to have one voice federally. Looks like we are going into lock down state by state. Things are so fluid, keep well guys.


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Hi all.

 

Listening to the radio/TV in NZ one of the big things is what is considered an essential service. It is not only supermarkets although they provide most things. Could include green grocers, butchers, bakers, pets supplies etc., etc. I can see some battles ahead.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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Hi all.

Listening to the radio/TV in NZ one of the big things is what is considered an essential service. It is not only supermarkets although they provide most things. Could include green grocers, butchers, bakers, pets supplies etc., etc. I can see some battles ahead.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

 

Yes, while the announcement was being made, I was sent to collect one last shop of green groceries - we live at edge of town within 1km of two market garden shops.

A lot of people beat me to the punch, it was pandemonium. They are both "traditional" market garden shops - to put it non-PC - they are local Chinese, and the older ones speak limited english.

They didn't know if they could stay open or not. One young Chinese girl there - obviously kiwi born, said grandma was on the phone to other Chinese trying to find out.


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I'm a bus driver here and about five weeks ago an older age Chinese lady got on in the city with a heap of full shopping bags. The bus meandered through the 'burbs and arrived at her stop in Hughes. Taking her time to get organised I popped my head around and asked if she wanted a hand, "No, it's ok".

 

As she left I noticed all the bags were full of packs of toilet paper so with a smirk I said "Curry for dinner tonight?" but she just gave me an odd look.

 

Going down to my local Coles to get some fruit bread yesterday I looked but wasn't surprised to see the tissue and toilet paper section empty and I thought of that Chinese lady with her pantry full of toilet paper and she thinking 'Who is smirking now, baldy?'

 

As John Lennon sang "Nobody told me there would be days like these" stay safe, stay happy and stay in touch.

 

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Hi ZeGas and all.

 

War is war. A few Kiwis died too. 10% of the country went as well as a lot of Aussies.

 

So far we have 5-600,000 thousand infected with 1000's deceased. Goodness knows how many more there will be. When you look at how far the world has supposedly progressed even one death is too many. We have just had our first death in New Zealand.

 

Here is hoping we can put a stop to it soon. In NZ it has been calculated if we had not taken precautions up to 80,000 people could have died. Think that is more than WW1.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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