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    Thank you, Cambodia . . . all for some photo opp. Considering HS kissed some of the passengers, he must be freaking right about now
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    Hong Kong armed gang steals toilet rolls as coronavirus panic-buying spreads

    Desperate times

    Armed robbers have stolen hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong, a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying.

    Toilet rolls have become hot property in the business hub, despite government assurances that supplies remain unaffected by the virus outbreak.


    Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock quickly enough, leading to sometimes lengthy queues and shelves stripped bare within moments of opening.


    Alongside toilet rolls, there has been a run on staples such as rice and pasta as well as hand sanitiser and other cleaning items.


    Police are hunting the gang after a truck driver was held up early on Monday by three men outside a supermarket in Mong Kok, a district with a history of “triad” crime gangs.


    “A delivery man was threatened by three knife-wielding men who took toilet paper worth more than HK$1,000 ($130),” a police spokesman said.


    Footage from Now TV showed police investigators standing around multiple crates of toilet roll outside a Wellcome supermarket. One of the crates was only half stacked.

    'It's like a war': the fight for rice and toilet roll as coronavirus convulses Hong Kong

    The hysteria that has swept through Hong Kong since the coronavirus outbreak on mainland China is partly fuelled by the city’s history of confronting the deadly Sars outbreak.

    In 2003, 299 Hongkongers died from Sars, an outbreak that began on the mainland but was initially covered up by Beijing, a decision that left a lasting legacy of distrust towards the authorities on public health issues.

    This year’s coronavirus outbreak also comes at a time when the city’s pro-Beijing leadership boasts historic low approval ratings after refusing to bow to months of angry pro-democracy protests last year.

    Authorities have blamed false online rumours for the panic buying and say supplies of food and household goods remain stable.


    But the panic buying has itself created shortages in one of the world’s most densely populated cities where supermarkets and pharmacies have limited floor space.
    Hong Kong armed gang steals toilet rolls as coronavirus panic-buying spreads | World news | The Guardian
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    It could just be a Triad Fancy dress party and the theme is mummies.

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    I heard today (not confirmed) that the Korean Ministry of Health has told schools/unis not to accept Chinese students this coming semester (March). If true, great work.
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    The first case of covid-19 has been found in Africa.

    A Chinese worker in Egypt has been confirmed . . . screwed
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    I've been sick since Friday and daughter since yesterday. Maybe there were Chinese on Samed... Fucked if I'm going to hospital just to "go missing"..
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    ^ if it's anything like Korea then you might not be let into the hospital!

    I had a friend/colleague who popped to the hospital to collect her health check from a few weeks back, needed for the work visa. It's minus temperatures here, so she walked from the bus stop in a heavy coat, jumper, etc. As she went in, everyone goes through a machine that checks your temperature, and she was higher than 'normal' (having walked in the freezing cold for a while then stepped into a warm building), so they refused to let her in the hospital... Told her to leave, wouldn't give her results of her test or anything... She'd better get a taxi right up to the door next time and wear a T-shirt!

    Korea is a strange place sometimes. Their measures not to get the Coronavirus spreading in their hospitals is not to let folks who they reckon might be sick into the hospital in the first place... The idea has merit, but I wonder why they didn't tell her where to go if they thought she might be sick?
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    Surely if she's a suspect the hospital is the right place to be; bit irresponsible to refuse her entry and send her off to infect others. Are you sure that's Korea and not Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Surely if she's a suspect the hospital is the right place to be; bit irresponsible to refuse her entry and send her off to infect others. Are you sure that's Korea and not Thailand?
    Korea. It's a strange place.
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    Coronavirus: Wuhan hospital boss Liu Zhiming dies after infection

    The director of a hospital in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan has died after being infected with the deadly illness, with local media reporting that he "sacrificed" to fight the outbreak.

    Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital, died yesterday according to the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, The People's Daily.
    They also reported that he is the first hospital director to die from the virus.
    Red Star News, a newspaper based in nearby Chongqing, reported that Liu "sacrificed" in the battle against the virus and quoted an insider as saying that Liu had always been a healthy man and that he was surprised by the news.
    Coronavirus: Wuhan hospital boss Liu Zhiming dies after infection - NZ Herald


    Poor guy gave everything. R.I.P.

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    Anyone seen this before: Asterix cartoon.?

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    Of course but I didn't pat attention to the name . . . Mr Flu
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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I've been sick since Friday and daughter since yesterday. Maybe there were Chinese on Samed... Fucked if I'm going to hospital just to "go missing"..
    Was fooked around 3 weeks with all the symptoms, laid out on the sofa.

    Didn't go to the hospital as I couldn't be foked.

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    In reflecting upon the development of SE Asia one must never overlook the prime determinant that underpins its societies, the awesome and fathomless power of utter stupidity.

    One was led to understand that the Westerdam passengers would be disgorged from the doomed ship directly into buses and cloistered in quarantined quarters monitored by trained medical staff under strict WHO guidelines.

    So, it was the typical SE Asian liefest.

    No surprise really.
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    Thirty-five confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thailand

    BANGKOK(NNT) - Thailand has reported one new case of coronavirus (COVID-2019) infection, as the authorities extend health screening to passengers coming from Japan and Singapore.


    The Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, said the latest case of the COVID-19 infection is a 60-year-old Chinese woman. She contracted the virus from a family member, who was the 27th confirmed case in Thailand. As a result, the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 35, with 15 patients having recovered and been discharged. There have been no COVID-19 related fatalities in Thailand so far. The condition of two critically ill patients has also improved.


    Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities have confirmed that a passenger from the MS Westerdam cruise ship has tested positive for the COVID-19. Two Thai nationals, who were among the passengers on the cruise ship, have returned to Thailand. They have been screened and showed no sign of COVID-19 infection. They are now in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. If one of them develops a fever, that person will be taken to an isolation room for treatment.


    The Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh has coordinated with the Cambodian authorities to beef up the screening process.


    With the number of confirmed cases in Singapore and Japan rising, the Thai government has extended surveillance of passengers coming from those two countries. Similar to China, passengers with symptoms entering Thailand will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine. Thai people have been advised to avoid traveling to these two countries for the time being.


    Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Navy has released images of its quarantine facility in Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, on Facebook. The images show medical teams and a group of Thai returnees from Wuhan exercising together. The returnees, together with public health, medical and navy officers, play badminton and engage in aerobic exercise. The atmosphere appears fun and relaxing. Other returnees go for a stroll and socialize with each other in the facility.


    The returnees were brought back from Wuhan on February 4, 2020. They will complete their 14-day quarantine on February 19.

    http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/de...00218101838540

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    ^^SNAFU

    Cruise passengers take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears

    PHNOM PENH (AFP) — A scramble has intensified to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark in Cambodia despite at least one traveller later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.


    There are fears scores of cruise goers have been scattered across the world without full health checks — as Cambodia on Monday afternoon treated a few dozen of the passengers to bus tours around the capital Phnom Penh.


    Passenger Christina Kerby, whose tweets as the Westerdam was bounced across ports drew widespread attention, admitted she “was surprised” to be allowed on a tour of the Cambodian capital before being given the complete all-clear from the virus.


    “I have young kids back home (in the US) and wouldn’t want to risk infecting them or anyone around me if I am carrying the virus,” she told AFP.


    The Westerdam was at sea for two weeks during which it was barred from Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand over fears it could be carrying the virus, which originated in China and has killed nearly 1,800 people.


    On Thursday Cambodia, a staunch ally of Beijing, allowed the ship to dock at Sihanoukville.


    It was met by the kingdom’s bombastic Prime Minister Hun Sen, who hugged disembarking passengers as he swiftly latched on to the Westerdam’s PR potential for a nation more often in the spotlight for human rights abuses.


    His stance won applause from US President Donald Trump.


    But three days later one Westerdam passenger, an 83-year-old American, was stopped on arrival in Malaysia and later diagnosed with the coronavirus.


    On Monday Malaysia said over 130 other passengers who also took the flight with the sick American women left for the US, Europe and Australia and Hong Kong.


    Thailand, a flight hub already used by scores of the Westerdam passengers, on Monday mulled a ban on transit by cruise goers, as the region played catch up to the risks posed by the boat.


    “Passengers on ship are at risk and travel by airplane will cause risk to other passengers,” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said Monday.


    Cruise operator Holland America is working with national health authorities “to investigate and follow up with individuals who may have come in contact with the guest”, chief medical officier Dr Grant Tarling said late Sunday.


    Yet health risks appeared secondary to authorities in Cambodia, a poor country with a threadbare medical system.


    On Monday afternoon, passengers waiting for onward flights were gifted the bus tour of Phnom Penh.


    Photos in government-aligned media showed them smiling, giving thumbs ups and none with a mask on.


    “There were tons of media lining the street” Kerby said, adding she “was not expecting such a showing”.


    Another 233 passengers and 747 crew remain on the Westerdam, which is still docked at Sihanoukville.


    Authorities have been allowing them to leave the vessel in groups based on their flight bookings but those on board told AFP they are now not permitted to disembark.


    A Sihanoukville spokesman said Monday health samples are being collected from all onboard the Westerdam “in order to be clear”, adding that passengers will not go off-ship until the tests are completed.

    Cruise passengers take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears – Thai PBS World

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    454 on the Diamond Princess now...
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    Thais advised to delay visits to Israel

    The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv has advised Thais to postpone planned trips to Israel after the health ministry there imposed a 14-day house quarantine on visitors from Thailand and three other countries.


    The embassy issued the advisory on Monday, saying Thai citizens should postpone trips to Israel "until further notice".

    MORE Thais advised to delay visits to Israel

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    Glanced a headline earlier that apparently NZ Post have halted all mail deliveries to and from China.

    Seems a bit extreme but there you go.

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    Wuhan hospital director reportedly dies from coronavirus

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/wuhan-hospital-director-reportedly-dies-from-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR130BEwZxvsWOPtIJhIcgQ2-96kwe3Y0PAsI2oeKRbVaSxc1qMO0C4iK94

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    China Mulls Postponing Political Meetings as Wuhan Tightens Quarantine Rules

    The ruling Chinese Communist Party looks set to postpone the annual meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) as large parts of China remained under lockdown amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, state media reported on Monday.


    "The party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has ... stressed that the epidemic prevention and control work must be taken as the most important work at present," state news agency Xinhua reported, adding that attempts to contain the epidemic are in a "critical period."


    It said many NPC delegates are busy with epidemic control work, and that this should take priority.


    But it said the final decision rests with the NPC standing committee.


    If, as looks likely, the NPC is postponed, the meeting of its sister body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will be postponed too.


    Sources told RFA that the parliamentary sessions are now more likely to be held in the second half of this year.


    Health authorities said there are now 70,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a total of 1,772 deaths.


    In worst-hit Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, 1,933 new cases were confirmed in a single day, with 100 new deaths reported.


    The city government has starting banning face-to-face deliveries of food and other items to quarantined households, with goods left at a centralized delivery point in residential compounds for individuals to collect, Xinhua reported.


    Online shopping and food delivery


    Quarantined residents are relying heavily on online shopping and food delivery services, and passes are now required to move between districts in the city, residents have told RFA.


    "All residential communities in the city [were] sealed off starting Feb. 11, amid efforts to further strengthen the control of the epidemic and minimize the flow of personnel," Xinhua cited a city government notice as saying.


    Wuhan resident Liu Han said the quarantine regulations imposed by the city government are getting stricter as the epidemic progresses.


    "All the households need to buy supplies, so they sent a representative out to get things like food," Liu said. "There's always something that needs to be bought, because this or that has run out."


    "But none of us really knows how long the epidemic is going to last."


    A Wuhan resident surnamed Wang said some people are relying on online purchases to get by.


    "There is [only] one delivery a week made to our residential compound," Wang said. "Some residents in other communities are doing private group buying."


    "A lot of supermarket staff are under huge psychological pressure right now, because there have been very high infection rates among them," she said.


    Wang said staff at the Wuhan Department Store chain had said morale is running low.


    "They told us that four of their colleagues have succumbed so far," she said.


    Virus continues to mutate


    She said the Wuhan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had said that the virus continues to mutate, and that while the disease it causes may be getting milder, it is remaining in people's systems without causing symptoms for long periods of time in some cases.

    CCTV reported on the case of a 42-year-old man from the eastern province of Shandong who was admitted to hospital in Rizhao and tested positive for COVID-19 even after remaining under quarantine in a clinical setting for 14 days.


    Li Xingwang of the Infectious Diseases Diagnosis and Research Center at Beijing Ditan Hospital told local media that asymptomatic infections are largely being found among close contacts of confirmed patients, and more often occur in family members.


    Chinese health officials called on Monday for patients who have recovered from the coronavirus to donate blood so that plasma containing valuable antibodies can be given to critically ill patients.


    The World Health Organization (WHO) said that plasma therapy is a "valid approach" to treating COVID-19.


    Meanwhile, authorities continue to crack down on critics of the government's response to the epidemic.


    Former Guangzhou prosecutor Yang Bin was detained in Panyu on Saturday, with sources suggesting she had made comments on the sensitive topic of whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, who died of COVID-19 after being accused of rumor-mongering about the threat from the new virus in the early stages of the epidemic.


    Yang wrote on her Weibo social media account on Feb. 8: "Just got a calling asking me ... if I live in Guangzhou, and then if I had posted or retweeted anything about Li Wenliang on social media."


    Yang said the caller had eventually identified themselves as being from the district police department.

    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/chi...020163433.html

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    ^ That 14-day quarantine doesn’t seem to work.

    We is fked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Glanced a headline earlier that apparently NZ Post have halted all mail deliveries to and from China.
    Fair enough, I think - considering the virus stays alive for quite a while . . but this self-quarantine on trust for returning mainlanders is bullshit.

    And China is washing its banknotes - smart, finally
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    It was met by the kingdom’s bombastic Prime Minister Hun Sen, who hugged disembarking passengers as he swiftly latched on to the Westerdam’s PR potential for a nation more often in the spotlight for human rights abuses.
    If one person deserves to get it, it's him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    In worst-hit Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, 1,933 new cases were confirmed in a single day, with 100 new deaths reported.


    The city government has starting banning face-to-face deliveries of food and other items to quarantined households, with goods left at a centralized delivery point in residential compounds for individuals to collect, Xinhua reported.


    Online shopping and food delivery


    Quarantined residents are relying heavily on online shopping and food delivery services, and passes are now required to move between districts in the city, residents have told RFA.


    "All residential communities in the city [were] sealed off starting Feb. 11, amid efforts to further strengthen the control of the epidemic and minimize the flow of personnel," Xinhua cited a city government notice as saying.


    Wuhan resident Liu Han said the quarantine regulations imposed by the city government are getting stricter as the epidemic progresses.


    "All the households need to buy supplies, so they sent a representative out to get things like food," Liu said. "There's always something that needs to be bought, because this or that has run out."


    "But none of us really knows how long the epidemic is going to last."


    A Wuhan resident surnamed Wang said some people are relying on online purchases to get by.


    "There is [only] one delivery a week made to our residential compound," Wang said. "Some residents in other communities are doing private group buying."


    "A lot of supermarket staff are under huge psychological pressure right now, because there have been very high infection rates among them," she said.


    Wang said staff at the Wuhan Department Store chain had said morale is running low.


    "They told us that four of their colleagues have succumbed so far," she said.


    Virus continues to mutate
    At risk of being called a simpleton by Hazza , what a fkin nightmare.

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