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Spain has just announced the extension of its state of emergency by a further 14 days from its expiry until at least 12 April

 

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To be expected until May now I would imagine (or whenever the first peak occurs) - would not like to be in the heat there in the summer months!

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13 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Spain has just announced the extension of its state of emergency by a further 14 days from its expiry until at least 12 April

 

I predict that it will ultimately extend long beyond that John.

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1 hour ago, Uhtred said:

I predict that it will ultimately extend long beyond that John.

Fully agree. There and here.

word of warning to those thinking of denouncing people they think are breaking self isolation.

Bansko ski resort has been in armed quarantine lock down since 17 March. Someone, an upstairs neighbour, reported on 14 March that a family of 5 Brits had Coronavirus. Police stormed in, removed, forceful testing. kept in hospital in isolation.

After a lot of argy bargy over test results and the embassy insisting on their own testing it was confirmed that none of them had antibodies, ie not affected. 
 

Holiday for family, including 9 year old, ruined. Ski holidays for hundreds curtailed as hotels were closed and Brits, and other Europeans, herded up and escorted to Sofia by armed police in convoy. Several thousand seasonal jobs brought to an end 5 weeks early.
 

The family were escorted to Sofia and put on an evacuation flight over the weekend. They’re home, recovering from their ordeal.

the whistleblower is now in custody.

Brits who are permanent Bansko residents have been spat at and refused service in shops. They’ve been verbally abused.

I appreciate people are concerned, but the results of false reporting are just as disastrous as people failing to self isolate or maintain social distance.

https://www.facebook.com/matthew.jepson.71

this was an apartment block near to the one I own, and I’ve corroborated  with the honorary consular official in Bansko who assisted the family.

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It's been reported that cases are present in the Gaza Strip. That could be pretty much the worst place it could be. 

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17 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

It's been reported that cases are present in the Gaza Strip. That could be pretty much the worst place it could be. 

Not at all.  Israel hospitals will take them is which is what has been getting done for many years in the case of the seriously ill and capacity exists.

One example of many many https://tinyurl.com/y5vuma52. If the position has been reversed it would have been a trip straight to a cremation oven,not a hospital bed.

 

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Also the median age in the Gaza strip is 17 years old, so not many oldies for it to affect the most

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Anyone seen the Times article that lifts the lid on PM Dickhead and how he was taking advice on how to react to the virus from ‘wierdo’ Dominic Cummings?  That is not a joke. Cummings, who only weeks ago was touting a science denying eugenicist incel as a ‘superforecaster’ was involved in public health policy decisions. 

Rog is accustomed to hanging out with a shit bag, but surely even he must be feeling like a complete tool for supporting and celebrating the rise of a man who takes advice from a sack of shit who was quite happy to tweak policy to facilitate the deaths of health-compromised and elderly people. 

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I'm no fan of Johnson but it takes balls to be able to make a speech like that.

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Necessity results in necessary measures. 
Hope LL understands now. Quite why he couldn’t work it out for himself yesterday is beyond me, but clearly it needed saying and I’m glad Boris has said it. 
 

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3 minutes ago, Chinahand said:

Necessity results in necessary measures. 
Hope LL understands now. Quite why he couldn’t work it out for himself yesterday is beyond me, but clearly it needed saying and I’m glad Boris has said it. 
 

He won't. Or he'll have a cognitive dissonance event like many are on facebook and be like "always supported these measures, can't understand why they weren't brought in sooner, been self isolating for 2, 3, 4,5 weeks already."

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Not exactly earth-shattering news.

Unfortunately Johnson is part of the problem.

It's very difficult to take him seriously. So lots don't.

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13 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Not exactly earth-shattering news.

Unfortunately Johnson is part of the problem.

It's very difficult to take him seriously. So lots don't.

Locking down a nation outside of a time of war, if that's not earth shattering news I struggle to think what you would find earth shattering. You're inflexibility only weakens any point you try to make.

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Back on March 3rd Johnson was saying: 

“I’m shaking hands continuously. I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were actually a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you’ll be pleased to know. I continue to shake hands.

“We already have a fantastic NHS, fantastic testing systems and fantastic surveillance of the spread of the disease … I want to stress that for the vast majority of the people of this country, we should be going about our business as usual.”

You can’t make any excuses for that level of reckless bad judgment. Look back through this thread and you’ll see that informed contributors were already calling for a serious response to this crisis by then. Hubei went into lockdown back on January 27th when the death toll was 170. Johnson has had nearly two months warning for this and he has wasted weeks. Yes, he spoke quite well tonight, but he was been asleep at the wheel for weeks. 

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