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Coronavirus pandemic

Post by creamolafoam » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:09 pm

Starting to get pretty serious over here now, saying 1 in 5 will get it! That’s over one million in Scotland alone. Sounds a bit scaremongering but you still have to be aware.
Italy in complete lockdown as well.
Anyhoo, nipping up to Lidl to stockpile on Spaghetti hoops & cheap slice to see me through.
And remember.... (as every time you turn the telly on) wash those hands for twenty seconds
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Reason: I've made this a global topic, it will appears at the top of all forums on our bulletin board. Stay safe folks!

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Post by Meg » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm

Was wondering how Glenshena is - are you in Italy or here in Scotland? Wherever you are, hope you are ok.

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Post by Jim McCreadie » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:08 am

The vast majority of those infected will recover in 3-5 days. China has, by far, the greatest number of infections - 80,000 with 3,000 deaths; (approx 4%). Efforts to minimise the spread must continue with good personal hygiene practices to lead the charge.
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Post by Sarah » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:21 am

Was in the super market this morning around 10- 30, toilet roll shelves were empty lady asked were any more,
answer was they were filled up this morning all gone I said how early do you have to get here to get some he said
about 7am when they open ..Big thing now small freezer are getting snapped up like billy o', some schools are closed
footy will be played without the public don't know what is next, Oh Dear !!!

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Post by glenshena » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:57 am

Meg wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Was wondering how Glenshena is - are you in Italy or here in Scotland? Wherever you are, hope you are ok.

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Thanks for asking Meg. At the moment we are all fine, but that can change daily. Since Monday we are in a 'lock up' situation. Not allowed to leave our houses except for urgent needs and work. The worst being that schools are closed until April 3, and all sports activities have been cancelled, so we have to invent ways of keeping our children occupied all day. Luckily the weather is good and we can stay outside afternoons in the garden. The tourist situation has been hit bad,this week should have been the start of the season, but all hotels and holiday accomodations are having cancellations every day so opening will not be before the end of the month.
I was in Saltcoats at the end of February, just caught storm Dennis, so wasn't out much. I was sorry not to meet up with old friends but thought I would not have been appreciated coming from Italy even though I am perfectly well, so avoided contact. Edinburgh Airport was very busy and I was very surprised and relieved that there were no virus checks on arrival coming from Italy. But oddly I was checked for fever at Milan coming back. But it's since coming back that we have no longer the freedom to live our lives as before. I hope for you that in Scotland it will not come to this.

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Post by bonzo » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Stay safe Jean.
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Post by glenshena » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:43 pm

Thanks Ian, much appreciated. Unfortunately just heard that the virus has now arrived in our area which is quite worrying. Have to start wearing masks now but I'll not be going out. Not worth the risk. Buy yours now while they are still available!

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Post by Meg » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:23 pm

glenshena wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Thanks Ian, much appreciated. Unfortunately just heard that the virus has now arrived in our area which is quite worrying. Have to start wearing masks now but I'll not be going out. Not worth the risk. Buy yours now while they are still available!
Jean - hand sanitiser, anti bacterial soap, pasta and toilet rolls are all off the shelves in our supermarkets now. B&Q have no masks left and seemingly they are not available on line - anywhere. Cant believe the panic buying that is going on - the media have whipped this up to a frenzy. However, the Westminster Health Minister, Nadine Dorries tested positive for the virus and is said to have recovered in 3 days - so really nothing to worry about really - yeah right!!!!!!!

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Post by creamolafoam » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:20 pm

Juventus have confirmed that Italian international defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus

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Post by brian f » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:58 pm

If in doubt buy kitchen towel. Quick.....
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Post by bonzo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:44 am

brian f wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:58 pm
If in doubt buy kitchen towel. Quick.....
Ocht, there's always newspaper :surprised:
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by Meg » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 am

bonzo wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:44 am
brian f wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:58 pm
If in doubt buy kitchen towel. Quick.....
Ocht, there's always newspaper :surprised:
... or dock leaves //funny

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