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LIfe Under Lockdown
Discussion started by Padre Pio , 23 March, 2020 21:09
LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 23 March, 2020 21:09
The UK was put into full lockdown at 8:30 tonight.
Only essential workers can travel on public transport
No gatherings more than 2 or a family
One walk a day, and essential shopping or medical visits.

We will need to keep morale up, any good ideas, websites etc use this thread.

Be careful out there



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Ares 23 March, 2020 23:43
Go On A Long Walk

Take a Flask with you and a bite to eat

Stop by your mates house

In Every City In The UK There is a Green Belt

Purposely Designed For People to enjoy long walks in fresh air.

You can thank Labour's 1947 Town and Country Planning Act of Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales for that.

Every City in The UK has got at least one good size Green Belt specifically designed for people to walk and have a good time doing so.

If you are a regular dog walker. I think you'll know this.

You'll know the social aspect of greeting other regulars on the walk and having a chat, etc.

If you're shopping and you couldn't get what you wanted at one store, your baby formula, your vitamin c for immune support (good luck finding that on a shelf anywhere) you can obviously try another shop if that shop is past your mom and she lives alone, why not call her and ask if you can go together to the next shop and take the scenic route getting there.

Btw:

Theres no time like the present for some spring cleaning.

Stay Safe.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Ares 23 March, 2020 23:46
Btw if you're spring cleaning open the windows.

Karen was spring cleaning with the windows closed.

And used more cleaning chemicals than needed.

Don't be a Karen.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
weedz 23 March, 2020 23:57
Hi. It's 1pm here on the other side.
We go into full lockdown at midnight.
I had my last cider at my local last night and it was a bit quiet.
Everyone keeping their distance.
Pubs/restaurants, churches, gyms etc are now all closed for 4weeks min.
Supermarkets, petrol stations, banks and others fall under essencial services category .
Still no deaths here. Fingers crossed. Stay safe.



Self sustainable is a word that rich people with short arms and deep pockets use.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
weedz 24 March, 2020 00:06
Quote:
Ares
Btw if you're spring cleaning open the windows.
Karen was spring cleaning with the windows closed.

And used more cleaning chemicals than needed.

Don't be a Karen.
(Sm22)



Self sustainable is a word that rich people with short arms and deep pockets use.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Ares 24 March, 2020 00:16
Oh yeah while you're walking.

Saw a lady do this yesteday:

You can wear a neckerchief, A bandana, A scarf, A cloth, An old t-shirt around your neck (if you don't have a mask)

So like if you have a bandana or a square cut cloth. You can fold it in half like a triangle = Congratulations you have a double layer garment. Tie that around the back of your head and you've got a dapper face mask.

Pair that up with a wide brim hat or a cap and you're stylin.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 24 March, 2020 11:32
Quote:
Ares
Go On A Long Walk
Take a Flask with you and a bite to eat

Stop by your mates house

In Every City In The UK There is a Green Belt

Purposely Designed For People to enjoy long walks in fresh air.

You can thank Labour's 1947 Town and Country Planning Act of Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales for that.

Every City in The UK has got at least one good size Green Belt specifically designed for people to walk and have a good time doing so.

If you are a regular dog walker. I think you'll know this.

You'll know the social aspect of greeting other regulars on the walk and having a chat, etc.

If you're shopping and you couldn't get what you wanted at one store, your baby formula, your vitamin c for immune support (good luck finding that on a shelf anywhere) you can obviously try another shop if that shop is past your mom and she lives alone, why not call her and ask if you can go together to the next shop and take the scenic route getting there.

Btw:

Theres no time like the present for some spring cleaning.

Stay Safe.

We aren't supposed to do that!

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
SandyB 24 March, 2020 14:01
Just to let everyone know that we are still doing ok here in Chicago. All self quarantined at home for the past 2 weeks since 12 March. Every non essential and non emergency services has been shutdown, toilet papers are missing from super markets. Situation is severe across the country and Illinois cases are increasing by the days. Also working from home indefinitely for the time being.

Hope all of you are doing ok. Stay safe and god bless.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Ares 24 March, 2020 17:51
Quote:
goonerred

We aren't supposed to do that!

gathering of 2 persons

Boris Johnson was very specific about this specific condition in his official uk gov corona lockdownn live policy statement on television yesterday.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 24 March, 2020 18:27
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Ares
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goonerred

We aren't supposed to do that!

gathering of 2 persons

Boris Johnson was very specific about this specific condition in his official uk gov corona lockdownn live policy statement on television yesterday.
No you're not -

Services, free movement and work that can continue (according to written government guidance and interviews in past 12 hours)

You should not:

Visit friends in their home

Meet family members who do not live in your home

Leaving home

People are instructed to limit going out for these reasons:

Shopping for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible”

To take one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Ares 24 March, 2020 19:43
Coronavirus lockdown: Johnson limits gatherings to two people in the UK

[www.theguardian.com]

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Flava 24 March, 2020 20:08
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SandyB
Just to let everyone know that we are still doing ok here in Chicago. All self quarantined at home for the past 2 weeks since 12 March. Every non essential and non emergency services has been shutdown, toilet papers are missing from super markets. Situation is severe across the country and Illinois cases are increasing by the days. Also working from home indefinitely for the time being.
Hope all of you are doing ok. Stay safe and god bless.

Chicago, eh? Are you a Bears fan?

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 25 March, 2020 08:21
Quote:
Ares
Coronavirus lockdown: Johnson limits gatherings to two people in the UK
[www.theguardian.com]
I'll give it one more go.
Can we see friends and family in lockdown? Following the government’s previous advice to practice social distancing and avoid all non-essential social contact, we should already have been limiting the time we spent with friends and family with whom we don’t already live. Under the new, stricter, measures that are going to be enforced by law now the UK is in lockdown, we should not be seeing or socialising with anyone outside of our household unless they are vulnerable or need care.

Read more: [metro.co.uk]

Twitter: [twitter.com] | Facebook: [www.facebook.com]

Also from the Guradian article that you quoted (The vidow won't load)

What do the new restrictions involve?

In brief: an Italian-style lockdown to force people to stay at home beyond a small range of very limited circumstances. Under the terms explained by Boris Johnson in his TV address, people will be allowed to leave home only for the following reasons:

shopping for necessities, as infrequently as possible;

one form of exercise a day, such as running or cycling, alone or with household members;

for medical or care needs, for example to help a vulnerable person;

travelling to and from work, but only if you cannot work from home.

Meeting friends, shopping for anything beyond essentials, and gathering in crowds are now banned.
Stay. At. Home. You can go out and exerces with members of your household.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
plonky 25 March, 2020 09:19
Quote:
Ares
Coronavirus lockdown: Johnson limits gatherings to two people in the UK

PKNomates MD seeks person to gather with.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
SandyB 25 March, 2020 13:14
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Flava
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Just to let everyone know that we are still doing ok here in Chicago. All self quarantined at home for the past 2 weeks since 12 March. Every non essential and non emergency services has been shutdown, toilet papers are missing from super markets. Situation is severe across the country and Illinois cases are increasing by the days. Also working from home indefinitely for the time being.
Hope all of you are doing ok. Stay safe and god bless.

Chicago, eh? Are you a Bears fan?

Yeah... Kinda.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 25 March, 2020 14:18
A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 25 March, 2020 16:02
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goonerred
A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.

She had underlying health issues.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 25 March, 2020 16:20
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A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.

She had underlying health issues.

They didn't say that on Sky, not when it was first reported anyway.

[news.sky.com]



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 25 March, 2020 17:09
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A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.

She had underlying health issues.

They didn't say that on Sky, not when it was first reported anyway.

[news.sky.com]

Obviously my bloody Mrs has told me wrong again 🤬



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 25 March, 2020 17:20
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Boston Gooner
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goonerred
A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.

She had underlying health issues.

They didn't say that on Sky, not when it was first reported anyway.

[news.sky.com]

Obviously my bloody Mrs has told me wrong again 🤬
No, you heard her incorrectly, she couldn't possible have got it wrong.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 25 March, 2020 18:03
Images of lockdown.
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 25 March, 2020 21:51
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A twenty one year old woman has now died of the virus, she had no underlying health issues.

She had underlying health issues.

They didn't say that on Sky, not when it was first reported anyway.

[news.sky.com]

Obviously my bloody Mrs has told me wrong again 🤬
No, you heard her incorrectly, she couldn't possible have got it wrong.


😂😂



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 09:27
I want to vounteer for the NHS but I don't want to get the virus. (Sm56)

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 26 March, 2020 09:39
Quote:
goonerred
I want to vounteer for the NHS but I don't want to get the virus. (Sm56)
You can do things like delivering medicines.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 09:42
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goonerred
I want to vounteer for the NHS but I don't want to get the virus. (Sm56)
You can do things like delivering medicines.
I'm hovering over the 'send' button. You can just phone people who are alone and can't go out as well. I don't know if you agree to it all when you join. I also have a current DBS check so they may draft me in to taking patients to and from hospital. I want to do something to help so I may just jump in. My husband is OK with me doing this. Not that that would stop me,but it's always better to be on the same page!!!

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 10:28
Still hovering, it doesn't state the committment requred. I don't wanta to be working as if it's a full time job.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 10:39
Ah well, did everything I should, clicked register and a message came back that they couldn't upload my DBS image.

It tells me to contact them, but there are no contact details. None that I can find anyways.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 11:00
What a flipping faff trying to upload my DBS!!! I might have to give up.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 11:26
I've finally done, it, I've registered to be a volunteer. You have an app and they contact you and you can take the jobs you want, so I won't be working 8 hours a day! I have to wait a few days now whilst they check that I am really me.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 26 March, 2020 11:36
Tube trains packed again.

They will ban all non-essential travel.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 26 March, 2020 11:41
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Boston Gooner
Tube trains packed again.
They will ban all non-essential travel.
They've already done that, people just don't listen or don't care.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 26 March, 2020 12:45
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goonerred
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Boston Gooner
Tube trains packed again.
They will ban all non-essential travel.
They've already done that, people just don't listen or don't care.

People are being forced into work, building sites are continuing in city. London has large number of essential workers and low car ownership.
30% of Tube workers off sicks so service cut and more crowding.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Flava 26 March, 2020 20:40
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Just to let everyone know that we are still doing ok here in Chicago. All self quarantined at home for the past 2 weeks since 12 March. Every non essential and non emergency services has been shutdown, toilet papers are missing from super markets. Situation is severe across the country and Illinois cases are increasing by the days. Also working from home indefinitely for the time being.
Hope all of you are doing ok. Stay safe and god bless.

Chicago, eh? Are you a Bears fan?



Yeah... Kinda.

Good man, me too, we are f.ucking sh.it. Why are all our sports teams rubbish?

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
SandyB 26 March, 2020 21:27
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Flava
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SandyB
Just to let everyone know that we are still doing ok here in Chicago. All self quarantined at home for the past 2 weeks since 12 March. Every non essential and non emergency services has been shutdown, toilet papers are missing from super markets. Situation is severe across the country and Illinois cases are increasing by the days. Also working from home indefinitely for the time being.
Hope all of you are doing ok. Stay safe and god bless.

Chicago, eh? Are you a Bears fan?



Yeah... Kinda.

Good man, me too, we are f.ucking sh.it. Why are all our sports teams rubbish?

I've no words for it...(Sm58)

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Gunnersingh1 27 March, 2020 15:11
My office is still open. Am working from home at the minute.

I open Boris closes everything that is not important because I do not want to be forced to go in.

Take care everyone.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
weedz 28 March, 2020 08:15
Hi. Day 3 of not leaving my property apart from the 2x daily walks with Pickles, our pouch.
Mrs Weedz is a food sales rep, so is deemed 'essential work' and I'm spending most of my time alone.
I'm feeling OK about it, but wonder what it's going to be like in 4 weeks.
It's Autumn here and windy, so my planned outdoor painting of our home is on hold and I'm spending too much time watching the box and playing guitar. Fortunatly I have a large library of books, DVDs in a man-cave with a 1950s Brunswick pool table, darts board and bar, so I can keep myself entertained.
In NZ we're up to 400+ cases, no deaths, but 2 in intensive care. Losing some seems inevitable unfortunately. Cheerz.



Self sustainable is a word that rich people with short arms and deep pockets use.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 28 March, 2020 12:44
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday by restarting some metro services and reopening borders, allowing some semblance of normality to return and families to reunite.

After being cut-off from the rest of the country for two months, the reopening of Wuhan, where the epidemic first erupted in late December, marks a turning point in China's fight against the virus, though the contagion has since spread to over 200 countries.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 28 March, 2020 12:50
First death recorded in Lincolnshire.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 28 March, 2020 14:11
My usual walk in Bunhill Fields is barred today, so William Blake will have to manage without me. No tips from Defoe on how to live in isolation.
Buses pass by most of them either empty or two people on board, feel almost irrisistable urge to jump on board and be chauffered to who knows where.
Resist and find the only open take away coffee bar in area, who are strangely giving away a free banana with every coffee.
I continue my pilgrims progress to Shoreditch Church where the front aspect is used to film Rev, luckily the garden is open, a patch of green and flowers a feast from looking at tarmac and buildings. Sit down and drink coffee.
There is a very cold and nasty wind blowing so beat a retreat home.
On the way back,as online shop last night delivered most things apart from Kitchen Towell, I pop into local Co op but they are completely uncontaminated by KT or bog roll. I cant be bothered to search any further and speed up retreat.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 28 March, 2020 14:18
Over 1,000 deaths in the UK now.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 28 March, 2020 19:31
But apparently half dont really count as they are over 70 and would have fell off their perch anyway.
That will be the spin



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 28 March, 2020 22:44
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goonerred
First death recorded in Lincolnshire.

4 Deaths now.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 29 March, 2020 09:39
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First death recorded in Lincolnshire.

4 Deaths now.
It's arrived.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 29 March, 2020 09:42
People are a disgrace. A supermarket worker is being interviewed and she said that some customers give her dogs abuse when she asks them to stay 2 meters apart. 'Don't yuo tell me what to do, I don't have any diesease and I'm not passing any on. I'll stand where I want to. The Government is blowing this up out of all proportion.'

Dear god, Hitler would have loved this lot in the war, he'd have just walked in.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
weedz 29 March, 2020 13:27
Hi. In NZ today
500+ cases, but slowing
60 recovered.
1 death, 70yr old with chronic lung problems.
The good news is, for 2 days running, the number of reported cases have lowered.
The general public have hankered down into isolation and doing the right thing.
I reckon quick, major action is the best way to fight this.
Sitting on ones hands will make it worse and longer.
I watched an interesting doco on the Asian 'wet markets'. Discusting places where wild exotic animals are stored and sold for food.
C19 started in one and the conclusion was that it's a disaster waiting to happen again.
Scary.



Self sustainable is a word that rich people with short arms and deep pockets use.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 29 March, 2020 15:33
I think our media is deteremined we are all going to have mental health issues. Sky keep asking the same question, 'How long will we be in lockdown?' Nobody bloody knows you idiots, then they bang on that the uncertainty is making people anxious. Well just hype it up why don't you? The BBC is no better, every radio station that isn't playing music keeps dwelling on it. Radio two is the best if you can stomach the music. (Not always possible) . The Friday of the pub lockdown they had a day of 90s music, fantastic and uplifting.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
SandyB 31 March, 2020 04:50
CNN is worst here in US, almost declared war against Trump administration. Instead of learning lessons, why the most expensive healthcare system in the world is failing to cope with hospital beds, PPEs and ventilators, instead of questioning a system which is designed to ask your insurance card and coverage before providing basic treatments, media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are on a vendetta mission against Trump and Trump is concern trolling them with his right wing media outlet FOX News. Politicians are firefighting and media is lowest of all time.
Even emergency supplies like face masks are not available to people and the
healthcare workers. No one knows and talks about why are we here!!

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 31 March, 2020 09:54
They've stopped accepting nhs volunteers, they've had so many the're having to take time to process them all. I think I got my application in before they stopped it but clearly I'll be way down the line. At least they'll have plenty of people to help anyway.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 31 March, 2020 11:04
A twelve year old girl has died from covid 19. So young,

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 31 March, 2020 13:24
Oh god, I've just seen India spraying migrant workers en masse to cleanse them of the virus. Words escape me.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 31 March, 2020 14:35
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goonerred
A twelve year old girl has died from covid 19. So young,
You get idiots moaning its not worse than the flu



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 01 April, 2020 08:45
A 13 year old boy with no underlying health issues has died now.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 01 April, 2020 09:24
Very sad



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 02 April, 2020 12:44
I think the police have been a bit draconian at times, but when you read articles like this, it makes me angry. We're all making sacrifices and can't go out, I haven't been out for nearly 3 weeks! Then you get dipsticks like this just risking passing the virus around.

[www.bbc.co.uk]



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 02 April, 2020 14:55
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goonerred
I think the police have been a bit draconian at times, but when you read articles like this, it makes me angry. We're all making sacrifices and can't go out, I haven't been out for nearly 3 weeks! Then you get dipsticks like this just risking passing the virus around.
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Idiots.

What worries me though is my wife is one of those at high risk and has had NHS/Government letter telling here she has to remain off work and in doors for 12 weeks.
But what's to stop her getting the virus 1st day back after 12 weeks at the hospital for work ?



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 02 April, 2020 15:39
I worry about the end of lockdown altogether. It will only take one or two cases to start the whole thing again - unless we get a vaccination. Let's hope it is gone by the time your wife is out of her 12 week lockdown.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Merlion96 04 April, 2020 00:28
[www.channelnewsasia.com]

Singapore will be locked down from Tuesday, 7 April 2020.
Casualties now:
Confirmed cases so far - 1,114
Recovered - 282
Still in hospital - 473
In isolation - 354
Deaths - 5

The latest death (5th) is an 86 year old woman infected at a nursing home this week and died within days.
All the 5 deaths are with underlying conditions like heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney problems.

When Wuhan first reported COVID-19 in December 2019, Singapore Government went into contact tracing mode by identifying about 2,000 Wuhan visitors and resident in Singapore and quickly ring-fenced them.

We just passed a S$55-billion (GBP 33 billion) to help out unemployment with working class getting about 80% of their basic salary starting in April 2020.
Next Monday, Gov't is going to pass another budget to help businesses.

Since March, about 200,000 Singaporeans, permanent residents and long-term employment passholders had been returning to Singapore about 1,500 returnees per day.
Hence the spike in infected cases from USA, UK, EU and elsewhere averaging 50 infected cases daily .. or about 80% of all cases.

We found staying home under quarantine is not quite effective with infected person spreading to their families.
Therefore, Gov't decided that upon arrival at Changi Airport, you are whisked immediately to be quarantined in a 5-stair hotels; effectively preventing contact with any person in Singapore for 14 days. 5-star hotels have full facilities and help to mitigate against cabin fever. Plus security systems and CCTV installed as anti-terrorism measures help to monitor and preventing person from breaking quarantine.

Hospitality and tourism industry devastated with ban on foreigners entering Singapore. And it helps 5-star hotels to be kept afloat and staff employed as well. Instead of tourists, now housing thousands of returnees under quarantine.

It turned last few days with majority being locally transmitted; meaning it started to spread community-wide and hence, Gov't decided to lockdown Singapore.

My wife is a front-line worker, working at the registrar counter at a private clinic.
And I am working in essential services, constructing a sewerage treatment liquid module plant (and a NEWater Plant on top of it) in its completing stage.

But life goes on!
Start stockpiling books from our local libraries where printed books borrowing period (if not reserved) are extended from 6 weeks to 12 weeks to discourage travelling.
Just borrowed:
Nolen Gertz "Nihilism"
Ruth Kinna "The Government of No One - The Theory and Practice of Anarchism"

Joie De Vivre! (Sm160)(Sm128)

Keep safe everybody, mask up when you are out and do practise safe distancing at least 1m away or 2m away will be better.



Nihilism: 'An examination of the meaning of meaninglessness: why it matters that nothing matters'

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 04 April, 2020 01:12
You take care Merl and family.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 04 April, 2020 09:55
Stay at home this weekend especially now it's warmer. Sobering video.

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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 04 April, 2020 11:44
Heartbreaking



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 04 April, 2020 13:09
The police won't have to worry about people going out to beaches etc around me, it's freezing!

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 04 April, 2020 13:19
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goonerred
The police won't have to worry about people going out to beaches etc around me, it's freezing!

Are you at the Antartic (Sm22)(Sm22)



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 04 April, 2020 13:27
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goonerred
The police won't have to worry about people going out to beaches etc around me, it's freezing!

Are you at the Antartic (Sm22)(Sm22)
Lincolnshire by the river and there's a biting wind. (Sm147)

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 04 April, 2020 13:54
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goonerred
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Boston Gooner
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goonerred
The police won't have to worry about people going out to beaches etc around me, it's freezing!

Are you at the Antartic (Sm22)(Sm22)
Lincolnshire by the river and there's a biting wind. (Sm147)

Very similar, that North Sea water doesnt warm up until September and then it's still too cold for me.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 04 April, 2020 13:56
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Padre Pio
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goonerred
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Boston Gooner
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goonerred
The police won't have to worry about people going out to beaches etc around me, it's freezing!

Are you at the Antartic (Sm22)(Sm22)
Lincolnshire by the river and there's a biting wind. (Sm147)

Very similar, that North Sea water doesnt warm up until September and then it's still too cold for me.
Where do you live?

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Merlion96 04 April, 2020 14:20
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Boston Gooner
You take care Merl and family.

Thanks.
You all take care and stay safe.



Nihilism: 'An examination of the meaning of meaninglessness: why it matters that nothing matters'

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Boston Gooner 05 April, 2020 13:54
Exercise out of the home could be banned.

All because of stupid people who ignore the bloody rules.
Instead of mollycoddling them and moving them on they should be heavily fined instantly and then told they have to remain indoors fullstop.
Or flogged (Sm22)



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
goonerred 05 April, 2020 21:51
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Boston Gooner
Exercise out of the home could be banned.
All because of stupid people who ignore the bloody rules.
Instead of mollycoddling them and moving them on they should be heavily fined instantly and then told they have to remain indoors fullstop.
Or flogged (Sm22)

I agree. Boris in hospital now.

Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
weedz 06 April, 2020 00:23
Hi. Day 12 of l/down here in NZ.
We broke the1000 barrier of C19 cases yesterday.
Still only 1 death, with 2 more in IC.
Everything is quiet and we're being congratulated for being good kiwis during the L/down.
I've been to the supermarket twice. Gosh! And no sign of misbehaviour . Most people seem pretty relaxed.
NZ, as a whole, seems to have bought into what's required. An example I saw on TV last night was the double edged sword statistic that retail figures dropped 91% in the 1st week of lockdown.
That's huge where ever ya live. Stay safe. Stay kind. Stay Arsenal.



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Re: LIfe Under Lockdown
Padre Pio 06 April, 2020 09:37
Glad to hear all well there.
Nearly five thousand dead here, a friend of mine now ninety percent recovered, a guy I knew in teaching has died of it. The Prime Minister in Hospital, and the virus has reached the refugee camps in France, Greece and Palestine. I fear we are nearing a massive disaster. Hard to see an end to it in UK or USA (which now has the most cases and deaths).
Try to stay safe everyone, no reckless behaviour like a certain nerd



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.


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