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  • #1745627
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    I arranged my flu shot last week but I get it tomorrow so I will be out during lockdown but for an essential reason.

    The government organised flu shots, which don’t include Covid19, but do help keep us out of the hospital system for all the other flu strains, early and as I am in the high risk category, which includes everyone over 60 I think, I am doing my bit to keep a hospital bed free.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1745628
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    Yes we should see the numbers rise as more people develop symptoms and then fall as the isolated people don’t spread it further.

    When lockdown ends there will be a further increase in numbers as Covid19 will still be around but spread much thinner and we will be better able to control it.

    I think there might be further lockdowns, probably by small areas but maybe big areas or the whole country again.

    It will be interesting to see what happens in China as they relax their restrictions, as that will be a guide for us.

    It will take a number of cycles to beat it with minimum loss of life.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1745638
    arandar
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    Member since: November 23, 2009
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    arandar

    Got an email a couple of minutes ago. Thought I’d share it. Some others of you may have got it too but hey …

    There’s just a couple of hours to go until NZ locks down for the duration then it’s going to be up to each and everyone of us to do what has to be done to beat this horrible virus.

    Kia ora Arandar,

    At 11.59 pm tonight, New Zealand will move to the highest COVID-19 Alert Level of 4, and as a nation, we’ll go into self-isolation.

    The reason we’re doing this is simple: It will save lives.

    It’s likely that COVID-19 has already started to pass from person to person in our community – we need to break that chain.

    Slowing the spread of this virus and protecting New Zealand from the worst requires every single one of us to play our part.

    So, from one New Zealander to another, I’m asking you to stay at home, break the chain of transmission, and do your bit to protect others.

    I know that getting on top of the spread means some big changes to the way we’re used to living. It’ll mean no visits with friends or family, and it’ll mean swapping out your regular activities, like visiting the park with your children, to activities at home or walks around the block, but that will protect others and it’ll protect you.

    If you need to head out for essentials like groceries or medication, that’s okay, but please limit this to when it’s necessary.

    And, if you do go out, keep as much physical distance between you and others as you can. At least two metres is the recommendation from experts and lowers the chance of the virus passing on. It’s also important that you avoid touching surfaces that other people may have touched. The virus can live on surfaces and pass on to you with contact.

    Keep washing your hands and if you cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow. These may seem like small things, but the medical evidence shows that they make a big difference when it comes to stopping the transmission of COVID-19.

    It’s also important to be realistic about what we face. Cases will continue to rise steeply before they get better. That does not mean that what we’re doing isn’t working.

    The benefits of what we do today will not be fully felt for many days to come because of the time it takes for people to show symptoms. But, that’s exactly why we’re taking these measures now, in an effort to get ahead of the virus, and slow it down.

    I know we’ve moved with huge speed and many of the actions you are being asked to take will not be easy, but they do give us the best chance as a nation to stop the spread of this virus.

    I want to take a moment to share a few final messages.

    I want to let you know you’re not alone. You will hear from us, and see us, daily as we guide New Zealand through this period. It won’t always be perfect. But the principles guiding us are the right ones.

    I want to thank those people who will keep working over the next four weeks to ensure we all have access to the essentials we need: the groceries, fuel, power and medicines. We know this will be a stressful time for you and your family, and all of New Zealand is grateful for the work you do.

    For those of you who are not working in what’s been defined as an “essential” role, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a job to do in this. Your job is to play your part in saving lives by staying home, and breaking the chain.

    What we are about to do as a country has not happened in New Zealand before, these are unprecedented events here and worldwide. This is going to be an uncertain time for all of us in some ways, but we can and we will get through this together.

    So please remember:

    Be kind
    Stay home
    Break the chain
    Save lives

    Thank you for everything you are about to do

    Jacinda

    Authorised by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

    Arandar

    #1745639
    arandar
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    arandar

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    #1745646
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Okay the isolation of the community has begun, has any grownup got a unusual novel idea of keeping busy, productive and healthy during these next four weeks.

    #1745647
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Ok to discuss what I see is  a positive development of the Covid19 Level 4 requirements is with all bars and restaurants being  closed, also  means the pokies -gambling are unavailable. I see this as a very positive developments, as from some stories I have heard a lot of money has been lost from addicted persons whom are users of these money swallowing  machines.

    #1745650
    kaiapoiken
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    kaiapoiken

    Well, day 1 of Home Detention has started. I have no doubt most of us have jobs and tasks around our places we can get to work on. You know, the ones we have been putting off “for a rainy day” 🙂  The problems will start to arise when we are further into our isolation. IMO that’s when we will be starting to climb the wall. 😥

    #1745651
    don021
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    don021

    There are some wonderful people around, when in the supermarket on Tuesday while at the checkout, two people asked me if they could assist with my shopping, then when home two local residents came and offered to do my shopping, one even brought a gift of long life milk. I wondered if this would take me past 100. Only seven to go.

    #1745657
    totara
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    totara

    Also a reduction of DUI.

    #1745672
    kai
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    Member since: January 4, 2008
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    kai

    Nice to se this thread is still going now we are in isolation too,

    good to see you on here Kaiapoi Ken and others

     

    take care all

    Cheers From Kai

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