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    and here we go,

    Coronavirus: Singapore bank evacuated after worker falls ill - BBC News

    Around 300 employees have been evacuated from Singapore's biggest bank, DBS, after one person fell ill with the new coronavirus.

    All 300 had been working on the same floor, the 43rd, and were sent home on Wednesday.

    "As a precautionary measure, all employees on the affected floor vacated the premises to work from home," DBS said in a statement.

    Singapore had previously reported 47 cases of the new virus.

    The employee was tested on Tuesday and his infection was confirmed on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    All 300 had been working on the same floor, the 43rd, and were sent home on Wednesday.
    Canteen? Elvator? Car park ticket machines? The list goes on . . . it's not confined to the 43rd floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Canteen? Elvator? Car park ticket machines? The list goes on . . . it's not confined to the 43rd floor
    Especially if it travels via the air vent system, like some dodgy 80's movie.

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    The end is near....

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    Won't be long before we get told its been bioengineered.

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    As percentage of GDP . . . economic growth at any cost and buying influence to the tune of hundreds of billions . . .

    The COVID-2019 Thread-whatsapp-image-2020-02-12-19-a

    And one wonders why this has turned into shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Especially if it travels via the air vent system, like some dodgy 80's movie.
    or '90s.

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    Interesting question was raised on Netflix Pandemie:

    Do we have enough resources to identify people with the virus ?

    According to this article....NO !


    Today, there arenít nearly enough test kits available to keep up with the skyrocketing case numbers, and some parts of the world may lack enough trained laboratory staff to apply them. And because the genetic tests look for snippets of viral genetic material in nose and throat swabs or fluid collected from the lung, they only work when somebody has an active infection. Scientists are still scrambling to detect antibodies against the virus in the blood, which could help find people who had an infection and recovered.
    Labs scramble to spot hidden coronavirus infections | Science | AAAS

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    Probably doesn't reflect reality but the nipper was playing a game called Plague (?) with goal to send any survivors back to the cave, set it up through a host of variables for a long incubation period to avoid early detection, airborne and random mutation, infected just 4 people on the first day and 2bn with >50% mortality by day 58.

    Just a game, but scary to consider that an accident, natural event or rogue state could replicate such a drama.

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    60.000 confirmed cases . . . so, the 'low' number wasn't based in reality, rather the lack of sufficient test kits

    The COVID-2019 Thread-whatsapp-image-2020-02-13-10-a

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    scary to consider
    Well, only a single mutation away...

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    A big jump today... It is not slowing down. PH makes some sensible observations.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The COVID-2019 Thread-screenshot-2020-02-13-13-21-a  
    How do I post these pictures???

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    ^ yep.

    40,000 in one day. Prolly due to previous mis-reporting, Guardian has a live rolling news thread.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/13/coronavirus-latest-updates-deaths-in-china-pass-1300-with-jump-in-cases-live-news

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    I wonder how many other big events are going to get cancelled?

    The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona has been cancelled amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.
    MWC is one of the premier trade shows for the telecoms industry, organized by GSMA and focusing on the mobile industry. As the date for this year’s conference drew close, however, fears of the coronavirus began to dominate discussion, leading several of the most important supporters of MWC to announce their withdrawal from this year’s show. According to Reuters, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, BT and Nokia were some of the latest companies to pull out.
    MWC Barcelona Canceled Amid Coronavirus Fears

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    ^ yep.

    15,000 in one day. Prolly due to previous mis-reporting, Guardian has a live rolling news thread.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/13/coronavirus-latest-updates-deaths-in-china-pass-1300-with-jump-in-cases-live-news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    A big jump today... It is not slowing down. PH makes some sensible observations.
    Coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak surged by 45% to nearly 50,000, after authorities added a new group of patients diagnosed by a different method, raising questions over the true scale of a crisis that appeared in recent days to be coming under control.
    The change will raise the number of those infected globally by a third to almost 60,000, dashing hope that the epidemic was showing signs of easing.
    In a statement on Thursday morning, the Hubei national health commission said it would now start including cases confirmed by “clinical diagnosis,” which refers to using CT imaging scans to diagnose patients, alongside those confirmed by the previous method of nucleic acid testing kits.

    Previously, many patients with pneumonia-like symptoms found via CT scans could not be diagnosed as positive without an additional nucleic acid test.

    https://fortune.com/2020/02/12/coronavirus-cases-hubei-diagnosis-method/

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I wonder how many other big events are going to get cancelled?
    I'm currently in negotiations with my wife over my upcoming (or not) birthday shag - the biggest event of the year...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Its laughable.

    World level sporting or promotional event organisers are taking precautions and cancelling or postponing, yet people from highly infected / at risk areas are still allowed to freely jet around the globe and land only for authorities to react at the point of entry or after they have got to their final destination and found to be ill.

    I think Govts lack of precautions in restricting movement is playing into the virus's hands here.

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    ^^ She was chatting to my wife the other day and apparently it's not such a big event after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I'm currently in negotiations with my wife over my upcoming (or not) birthday shag - the biggest event of the year...
    Bettixt negotiations??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I'm currently in negotiations with my wife over my upcoming (or not) birthday shag - the biggest event of the year...
    Tell her to wear a mask....better yet maybe both. Oh forgot, and gloves.
    Some picture would be nice, since it's a yearly event

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Tell her to wear a mask....better yet maybe both. Oh forgot, and gloves.
    Some picture would be nice, since it's a yearly event
    What he means is he's going to cook for her....again.

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    How long are they going to sit this out.
    This is crazy !!! These people need to be freed and their countries need to pick them up. Crew members seem to be the biggest looser. Poor bastards !

    44 more on Diamond Princess cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

    The health ministry said Thursday that 44 more people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked off Yokohama have tested positive for COVID-19.

    Among them are 29 Japanese and 15 non-Japanese. Forty-three of the new coronavirus cases were those of passengers, while one case was that of a crew member.

    The new cases bring the number of passengers and crew members infected with the virus to 218.

    44 more on Diamond Princess cruise ship test positive for COVID-19 | The Japan Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Its laughable.

    World level sporting or promotional event organisers are taking precautions and cancelling or postponing, yet people from highly infected / at risk areas are still allowed to freely jet around the globe and land only for authorities to react at the point of entry or after they have got to their final destination and found to be ill.

    I think Govts lack of precautions in restricting movement is playing into the virus's hands here.

    Doesn't look good for the Olympics 2020 Tokyo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    How long are they going to sit this out.
    This is crazy !!! These people need to be freed and their countries need to pick them up. Crew members seem to be the biggest looser. Poor bastards !

    44 more on Diamond Princess cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

    The health ministry said Thursday that 44 more people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked off Yokohama have tested positive for COVID-19.

    Among them are 29 Japanese and 15 non-Japanese. Forty-three of the new coronavirus cases were those of passengers, while one case was that of a crew member.

    The new cases bring the number of passengers and crew members infected with the virus to 218.

    44 more on Diamond Princess cruise ship test positive for COVID-19 | The Japan Times


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