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Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 05:37:07 PM
All schools to shut down

But he refuses to shut down restaurants, pubs and cinemas, though some cinemas are closing voluntarily

He refuses to impose restrictions on the movement of people apart from the essential services. Sounds a bit like Trump, but I'm talking about BoJo the clown


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Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 07:41:46 PM
TBH i dont think he should shut down pubs cafes etc.. i mean how the heck they going to survive? If people were just careful it would be much better
I agree with the self isolation of over 70s and people at risk but the rest of us no... how are our imune systems going to fight it if we hide away

And how do you think we will get our food, our electricity, our gas... the lists goes on if he shuts everything down

Not every person company can work from home i know ours certainly cant and we cant afford to either its an uphill struggle as it is! 


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Reply #27 on: March 18, 2020, 08:28:03 PM
TBH i dont think he should shut down pubs cafes etc.. i mean how the heck they going to survive? If people were just careful it would be much better
I agree with the self isolation of over 70s and people at risk but the rest of us no... how are our imune systems going to fight it if we hide away

And how do you think we will get our food, our electricity, our gas... the lists goes on if he shuts everything down

Not every person company can work from home i know ours certainly cant and we cant afford to either its an uphill struggle as it is!

They are non essential services, electricity and gas is essential services


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Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 11:19:26 AM
They are essential for the people who work in them and get a salary!!!!!


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Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 04:34:11 PM
Damn tootin.


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Reply #30 on: March 20, 2020, 01:50:41 PM
The only good thing this covid-19 shows us, is how greedy and self vacuous some people are. Its little wonder if a meteor was on its way to hit us, governments wouldn’t tell us

Leaving supermarket shelves  bare for those who don’t have the time to shop because they’re in the healthcare industry, namely nurses, doctors and those working behind the scene etc...


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Reply #31 on: March 20, 2020, 10:44:38 PM
I think it shows us how herd like some people can be.


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Reply #32 on: March 21, 2020, 12:57:39 AM
It does Wooster

But this whole thing is very worrying i just hope  we all come out ok the otherside to be honest people just need to be sensible and use common sense

I still think if the majority of us healthy people do get it i think that will help in the long run

Italy is getting it bad because they have a lot of old people a lot of smokers (still very styilsh to smoke in southern Europe) which doesnt help at all

The uk apart from some of the major cities we arent as cooped up as they are in europe they have a lot more communal living spaces such as flats etc fortunatley in the uk we dont we all have houses and live a little away from each other so hopefully that will help contain the spread of it


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Reply #33 on: March 21, 2020, 01:41:45 PM
Argentina went into lockdown yesterday and frankly, it was the correct decision.
That means I have no excuse for leaving all those jobs undone :)


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Reply #34 on: March 22, 2020, 11:46:20 AM
I was thinking of doing a bit of decorating myself.

I think Italy might have had a bit of a problem with the old continental habit of kissing when people meet as well.


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Reply #35 on: March 22, 2020, 10:50:17 PM
Yeah I agree with Wooster there, it maybe down to the way they greet each other.


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Reply #36 on: March 22, 2020, 11:04:47 PM
Just like Argentines. They're very touchy-feely and you're expected to kiss blokes too.
That's come to a stop, obviously.


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Reply #37 on: March 23, 2020, 08:37:01 AM
Hi

Just posting to say I hope everyone is ok.

I am ok.

Best wishes and take care

Andrew


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Reply #38 on: March 23, 2020, 04:53:30 PM
Cheers mate, glad to hear it.  :smiley:


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Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 05:01:27 PM
Thank you.  How are you?


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Reply #40 on: March 24, 2020, 07:08:13 AM
Uninfected so far.  :grin:


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Reply #41 on: March 24, 2020, 08:05:41 AM
That's good.  Stay safe.


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Reply #42 on: March 24, 2020, 10:31:39 AM
The gov has texted me to stay indoors, bit hard to do when I’m a key worker, but understandable

Not being flippant


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Reply #43 on: March 25, 2020, 10:43:10 AM
I think we all got that.

I'm probably in the same boat due to maintenance calls to fix busted routers for a lot of the service industry.


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Reply #44 on: March 25, 2020, 10:47:19 AM
oh dear.


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Reply #45 on: March 25, 2020, 02:47:26 PM
The latest cases globally
https://corona-virus-covid19.com/


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Reply #47 on: March 26, 2020, 09:59:47 AM
Well we are still working we have everyone keeping 2m apart we have cut our workforce in the office and lab in half by introducing shift patterns, we clean the whole office etc twice a day our site staff work outside in pairs and can keep a distance of 2m nearly all the time
We are working for government agencies utility companies and private companies to.


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Reply #48 on: March 26, 2020, 10:37:13 AM
The Exxon plant my brother works in has done something similar with less essential staff being split into red and blue teams who alternate between working from home/office every week.


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Reply #49 on: March 26, 2020, 12:37:47 PM
25 deaths now in Scotland