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1 hour ago, MathyouWSW said:

Yeah, I'm aware of that but I was thinking if they installed these screens in at Dan's, why haven't they don't them in Woolworths?

I also forgot to add...my mother went to Coles today and they told her that all customers must have a trolley or basket with them while in store. She asked the store attendee while at this entrance gate and the store attendee replied "they are now worried about picking up items and then eventually decided they don't need that item and return it back"

My mother told it was a bit overboard to be doing something like that but I personally feel they have got a point that they don't want an item to have multiple people touching it as the virus could spread onto it.

They would be better off adding more security as it would be difficult to put screens in over 400 stores and from experience shopping so far would be better to police distancing and all staff should at least wear disposable gloves. I feel as if I could catch the virus going when it's packed, best time i find is after lunch. 

Been seeing some dirty people spitting on stuff in woollies on snapchat so i wear workshop gloves when i go and advise people to do similar 

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Went for a drive today, fremantle is packed with cruise ships and there's more waiting out in Gage Roads.

Bit concerned they're going to be redirected to Garden Island, we were told to get ready last week but nothing eventuated, feels like only a matter of time now.

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5 hours ago, Burgerman said:

Been seeing some dirty people spitting on stuff in woollies on snapchat so i wear workshop gloves when i go and advise people to do similar 

Very elegant sage green washing up gloves for me, in the absence of proper latex disposable gloves.  :lol:

I totally agree about wearing gloves going into a supermarket.

Re spitting ...all of this hasn't really brought out the best in us collectively, has it? 

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4 hours ago, hawks2767 said:

Went for a drive today, fremantle is packed with cruise ships and there's more waiting out in Gage Roads.

Bit concerned they're going to be redirected to Garden Island, we were told to get ready last week but nothing eventuated, feels like only a matter of time now.

What a nightmare! For the people trapped on these, and for the cities they end up spilling out into.

:(:(

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7 hours ago, hawks2767 said:

Went for a drive today, fremantle is packed with cruise ships and there's more waiting out in Gage Roads.

Bit concerned they're going to be redirected to Garden Island, we were told to get ready last week but nothing eventuated, feels like only a matter of time now.

Christmas Island off the agenda now then?

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40 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

Christmas Island off the agenda now then?

Wrong sort of boats

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21 hours ago, marron said:

Words are funny things aren't they.

The numbers aren't declining. The daily rate of new cases has declined the last couple of days. Right?

They are, I didn’t want to sound too optimistic but you’re right. The number of daily cases has declined but why is this important?

1. This is what everyone is referring to when they say flatten the curve. To see declining daily numbers of new cases reported of a virus that follows an exponential graph is very good early signs

2. In the right conditions, the number of cases can double every 3-4 days. That means from last week when we roughly had 150 cases, had the infection spread like it did elsewhere we could be seeing cases in the range of 600 per day. That’s a worse case scenario when measures aren’t working & what other countries have seen if the measures to stop it aren’t working

12 hours ago, MathyouWSW said:

Yeah, I'm aware of that but I was thinking if they installed these screens in at Dan's, why haven't they don't them in Woolworths?

I had heard via a news article that Coles & Woolworths are are installing these as of a few weeks ago but haven’t heard of anything or seen any changes yet

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More good news today but need to be careful:

Good: New cases 114 down from 117 yesterday. Early days but curve going in the right direction :good:

Bad: Community transmission has increased in the eastern suburbs & especially Waverly/Bondi. This is especially worrying because their is no known source of spread (not from overseas or from a known case). All these idiots who were hitting the beaches/parks/holding parties & not taking the warning seriously over the last two weeks have spread it to a whole bunch of people  :rolleyes:

15 hours ago, Burztur said:

We only logged 3000 tests yesterday. I think we need to compare it against the total tests as well.

It being a Sunday makes it harder to access tests. Remember most private testing places accept referral forms from GP practices who are also closed on a Sunday. Most of them would have been logged at a hospital or their fever clinics. 

Need to remember we still don’t have lots of tests, the criteria has expanded since we first started testing but aren’t in a position we can test everybody with a runny nose.

The good news is that they will be relaxing the criteria in the hot spots of the eastern suburbs & doing more testing in order to try to get ahead of the community transmission. Hopefully with the measures introduced last week & yesterday will 

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18 hours ago, Flytox said:

But the "herd immunity" will be as a result of less cases in the interim until a vaccine completes the "herd immunity".

I have no issues with the herd immunity theory via a vaccine. I’m just glad it wasn’t like the British thinking early on which was to let the virus spread like wildfire to 60% of the population :rolleyes:

11 hours ago, Burgerman said:

They would be better off adding more security as it would be difficult to put screens in over 400 stores and from experience shopping so far would be better to police distancing and all staff should at least wear disposable gloves. I feel as if I could catch the virus going when it's packed, best time i find is after lunch. 

Been seeing some dirty people spitting on stuff in woollies on snapchat so i wear workshop gloves when i go and advise people to do similar 

I agree that these workers should be protected but I’m concerned with the worldwide trend we are seeing where hospitals are running out of PPE (gloves, masks goggles, gowns). This is happening world wide & seen hospital staff getting infected because they don’t have enough.

Just be wary of your own supply of gloves & masks. Personally I would recommend that you follow the advice of the WHO, who suggests that healthy people do not need to wear it. As long as you limit your exposure in these places & wash your hands after you’re finished then the use of PPE for healthy people are wasted.

Be careful about reusing surgical masks. If you re-wear a surgical mask which has a virus or bacteria on it, you then expose yourself to it by rewearing again. By all means, if you are sick & concerned about the spread then save those masks for your home environment so you prevent the spread in your own household.

If you’re concerned about spitting may I suggest cleaning your fruit or vegetables before eating & trying to wash your hands frequently.

On spitting: Just be careful about some of the videos that have been shared. The police have debunked these videos suggesting they have used footage from different sources & compiled together. (I saw it on an ABC news article, can’t find it)

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9 hours ago, wendybr said:

Very elegant sage green washing up gloves for me, in the absence of proper latex disposable gloves.  :lol:

I totally agree about wearing gloves going into a supermarket.

Re spitting ...all of this hasn't really brought out the best in us collectively, has it? 

https://www.bronsonsafety.com.au/ppe-first-aid/hand-protection

Work gloves are more comfortable to wear and not that expensive especially if you buy in bulk , also sell industrial face masks but not necessary to wear unless you have health issues. 

Plenty of aussie online business still supplying just got to have a look and would suggest against buying from overseas as items might not get sent. 

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^^^^ Oh ...welcome back!

I was worried for you!

How dreadful to have been virtually abandoned - and to think of so many others stranded still. Not entirely surprising though. 

Hopefully you can pass some of the time you're locked up by sharing what must be some amazing parts of your adventures!

:):)

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1 hour ago, luisenrique said:

But the complete lack of help from the Govt to ppl overseas is so disheartening. Yeah, there are some dickheads out there who left two weeks ago, but most of the ppl overseas were there long before any of this started. Obviously the govt can't get everyone home, but having lived the experience, I know that they're not even trying.

Could not agree more, I have a close relative stuck in Morocco and the Dept of Foreign affairs have been useless. An Aust Passport is worthless if one is in need overseas. 

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I still haven't been able to get any delivery slots from Woolies or Coles, and I really don't feel like going into the danger zone that is leaving the house, but there is a local fruit shop that is on ubereats. :lol: Got more potatoes, onions, some bananas, tomato & apples delivered. Still have about a week's worth of dinners to go.

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6 hours ago, Prydzopolis said:

More good news today but need to be careful:

Good: New cases 114 down from 117 yesterday. Early days but curve going in the right direction :good:

Bad: Community transmission has increased in the eastern suburbs & especially Waverly/Bondi. This is especially worrying because their is no known source of spread (not from overseas or from a known case). All these idiots who were hitting the beaches/parks/holding parties & not taking the warning seriously over the last two weeks have spread it to a whole bunch of people  :rolleyes:

It being a Sunday makes it harder to access tests. Remember most private testing places accept referral forms from GP practices who are also closed on a Sunday. Most of them would have been logged at a hospital or their fever clinics. 

Need to remember we still don’t have lots of tests, the criteria has expanded since we first started testing but aren’t in a position we can test everybody with a runny nose.

The good news is that they will be relaxing the criteria in the hot spots of the eastern suburbs & doing more testing in order to try to get ahead of the community transmission. Hopefully with the measures introduced last week & yesterday will 

Numbers and curve seems to be heading right way still which is great...seem to be surpringly on top of things which this time last week seemed a very remote possibility.

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19 hours ago, MathyouWSW said:

Yeah, I'm aware of that but I was thinking if they installed these screens in at Dan's, why haven't they don't them in Woolworths?

I also forgot to add...my mother went to Coles today and they told her that all customers must have a trolley or basket with them while in store. She asked the store attendee while at this entrance gate and the store attendee replied "they are now worried about picking up items and then eventually decided they don't need that item and return it back"

My mother told it was a bit overboard to be doing something like that but I personally feel they have got a point that they don't want an item to have multiple people touching it as the virus could spread onto it.

Having heard a doctor say - "Make your front door your barricade against the virus," I NOW  disinfect stuff I bring inside.

Outside my front door. Just a simple new routine.

I am NOT OCD - lol, I'm NOT a germophobe  - I've never been that way inclined.

But if the virus can live on surfaces for days, I'm not bringing it in the front door, and plonking it on my kitchen benchtops, if I can help it. Who does know who handled that packet or can last..... or coughed or sneezed on it.  :pardon:

And packaging goes straight into the recycling bin rather than coming inside.

All while I'm gloved up.

Now, you all might think I'm crazy  :cry:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I'm not! :D:D

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1 minute ago, Smoggy said:

Numbers and curve seems to be heading right way still which is great...seem to be surpringly on top of things which this time last week seemed a very remote possibility.

Shhhhhhhhhh! 

You'll jinx us!

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2 hours ago, Burgerman said:

https://www.bronsonsafety.com.au/ppe-first-aid/hand-protection

Work gloves are more comfortable to wear and not that expensive especially if you buy in bulk , also sell industrial face masks but not necessary to wear unless you have health issues. 

Plenty of aussie online business still supplying just got to have a look and would suggest against buying from overseas as items might not get sent. 

Thanks - good idea but... :(

https://www.bronsonsafety.com.au/vinyl-disposable-gloves

 

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My poor dad hasn't been out of his home for over 2 weeks. Starting to get a little cabin fever. He's in the high risk category. Asked me to take him for a drive....no stopping or getting out.......he just wanted out for a little bit. Hopped in the car and took him for a scenic drive for about 40 mins. Mamre Rd-Luddenham Rd-Elizabeth Dr-Mamre Rd-home. Heaps, of cars and trucks going about.So much for people staying home.

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38 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Shhhhhhhhhh! 

You'll jinx us!

Only do that with sport ;)

In other news my mum in the UK hasn't killed my dad yet........so thats good....

Couldn't even contemplate being shut up with him for a day let alone 12 weeks!

 

Edited by Smoggy

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13 minutes ago, sonar said:

My poor dad hasn't been out of his home for over 2 weeks. Starting to get a little cabin fever. He's in the high risk category. Asked me to take him for a drive....no stopping or getting out.......he just wanted out for a little bit. Hopped in the car and took him for a scenic drive for about 40 mins. Mamre Rd-Luddenham Rd-Elizabeth Dr-Mamre Rd-home. Heaps, of cars and trucks going about.So much for people staying home.

Getting a bit of cabin fever myself. Going to have to think of a walk or something this weekend, within the boundaries of what we are allowed.

Started running again on an evening...but being the kind of person that is a bit hyper and always needs to be doing something it is challenging...for those around me more than me lol

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Just come back from an hour long walk. Usually, I wouldn't pass another person.

Today, quite a lot of families or couples out walking.

Nice!

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4 hours ago, luisenrique said:

Not anymore...I made it back!

btron made a pretty good summation of events...essentially I only made it back through the efforts of some random Aussies in Ecuador, and a lot of luck. 

Had to fly from Ecuador to Miami, then the next day to San Francisco, which got cancelled and subsequently changed to Chicago and then San Fran, and then Sydney. So total travel time of about 2 days, most of which was through the epicentre of the virus right now. But I don't seem to have got it yet.

Was a tough decision whether to leave or not, but I figured if I didn't go now I might not get the chance for a long time. The airlines said they were ceasing operations at the end of the month...and there was no way to get to Santiago cos all the borders were closed, so I had to take the above option. I only got out of Ecuador on a 'humanitarian' flight ($900 for a 4 hour flight!)

I never expected the government to put in any effort to get us out of Ecuador, but I expected them to at least pretend to help. It's kinda **** being in a place where all the Americans, English, Canadians...hell, Mexicans and Argentinians are all getting offers from their govt to bring them home, and we don't even get replies to our emails. And then you watch a clip from the news back home and Marise Payne is claiming credit for getting the people from Peru back home! Literally all the government did was grant the permit for the charter flight, everything else was organised by the people themselves.

Like I said, I was always realistic about Ecuador not being high up on the list, but for example there are at least 400 (probably many more) stuck in India right now, which is about as bad a place as you can get to be stuck in at a time like this. They are seeing England, for example, commit to getting a charter flight to get their citizens out, but still nothing from our government. 

Anyway, I'm in quarantine at the Novotel right now! Very surreal. Got off the plane, after the health checks etc escorted on a bus to a mystery location, then to hotel, then dumped in my room, told I can't leave or even open the window! Escorted by ADF personnel the whole time. Get three mystery meals delivered to me every day, of varying quality. 

It's fine for me and I support the quarantine...in fact I thought they should've been doing it weeks ago. But the complete lack of help from the Govt to ppl overseas is so disheartening. Yeah, there are some dickheads out there who left two weeks ago, but most of the ppl overseas were there long before any of this started. Obviously the govt can't get everyone home, but having lived the experience, I know that they're not even trying.

One of the reasons I got out is you don't want to be in a country like Ecuador if **** really hits the fan. There are thousands of Aussies stranded in similar places and it's only going to get worse if they can't get out. At least I had an apartment and spoke the language, and even a job (albeit one which stopped paying me my full salary). If you're stuck in a hostel somewhere out there it's gonna get ugly fast.

Anyway, good to be back! 

 

 

You got shortchanged! Saw someone being taken to the Intercontinental! At least it wasn’t Rydges :)

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3 hours ago, Ossified said:

Could not agree more, I have a close relative stuck in Morocco and the Dept of Foreign affairs have been useless. An Aust Passport is worthless if one is in need overseas. 

Tell them to try the Canadian embassy. When I was in Morocco (a long time ago), I remember DFAT saying the Canadians were the backup when the Australian embassy was unavailable.

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14 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Just come back from an hour long walk. Usually, I wouldn't pass another person.

Today, quite a lot of families or couples out walking.

Nice!

yep......just done mine with the lad...

He started ******* whipping me with a blade of that thick grass, so did it back. He stopped for a bit and he fell behind and I didn't think about it...the little bastard came up behind me with a bendy tree branch and whipped my ******* arse........ hard! I now have a laceration across my arse!. I feel sorry for the the other couples and families out for a peaceful walk that they had to put up with us.

Edited by Smoggy

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12 minutes ago, Burztur said:

You got shortchanged! Saw someone being taken to the Intercontinental! At least it wasn’t Rydges :)

It depends where your home address in Sydney is, Eastern suburbs they put you in Intercontinetal..Penrith..... Central station YMCA backpackers hostel...

Edited by Smoggy

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2 hours ago, sonar said:

My poor dad hasn't been out of his home for over 2 weeks. Starting to get a little cabin fever. He's in the high risk category. Asked me to take him for a drive....no stopping or getting out.......he just wanted out for a little bit. Hopped in the car and took him for a scenic drive for about 40 mins. Mamre Rd-Luddenham Rd-Elizabeth Dr-Mamre Rd-home. Heaps, of cars and trucks going about.So much for people staying home.

 

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