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    And the communists reciprocated the government ceasefire. They say it was in response to the call for peace from the UN but I strongly suspect it was down to a very negative reaction on the ground. Not only that but the leadership are all old men living in the Netherlands which has a rapidly growing covid19 issue.

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/25576...rus-march-2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    The clubs aren't closed, but the sports facilities are. Because there is no difference between Pure Fitness and the Jockey Club's gym. This is a logical policy consistent with closure of LCSD sports facilities as well. Not sure there's any reason to read into it about how rich people thought they were immune...maybe you could say sports people have been acting like they immune based on cases in the past few weeks.
    Of course, there should be a reason to read into it. The cluster of recent cases, a lot of them don't reside in working class neighbourhoods but in the more upscale/well-off districts of HK. Have a look at the CHP website to look at the geographic distribution of cases by address of the infected patients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy
    Of course, there should be a reason to read into it. The cluster of recent cases, a lot of them don't reside in working class neighbourhoods but in the more upscale/well-off districts of HK. Have a look at the CHP website to look at the geographic distribution of cases by address of the infected patients.
    The current new wave is related to those who traveled to Europe and North America, for sure that will be more well off people and expats. However that doesn't change my wider point, which is that there have been cases in gyms such as Pure and Goji. There was a story of a group of international school teachers who played tennis together then all feel down with COVID. Therefore closure of all sports facilities including at private clubs is a good decision.

    You can just look at the discussion of gyms here on Geo to see that people for whom sports/working out is a huge priority have been clinging to any justification to continue their regimes. Government had to step in honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Clean up of inactive SIM's? Are you seriously suggesting 15 million people died and their relatives cancelled their mobile phone contracts and the CCP covered it up? Come on.
    Probably 1 taxi driver cancelling some of his extra dashboard lines due to passenger numbers being non-existant
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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    The current new wave is related to those who traveled to Europe and North America, for sure that will be more well off people and expats. However that doesn't change my wider point, which is that there have been cases in gyms such as Pure and Goji. There was a story of a group of international school teachers who played tennis together then all feel down with COVID. Therefore closure of all sports facilities including at private clubs is a good decision.

    You can just look at the discussion of gyms here on Geo to see that people for whom sports/working out is a huge priority have been clinging to any justification to continue their regimes. Government had to step in honestly.
    Sport/fitness facilties AND areas where high risk group congregrate (private clubs) should be closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy
    Sport/fitness facilties AND areas where high risk group congregrate (private clubs) should be closed.
    They are 90% closed, all the sports and leisure facilities are shut, as are the conference/banquet halls. All that's left is restaurants, which will be banned from serving alcohol along with the rest of HK. So you can sleep peacefully tonight, the "high risk groups" will not be congregating in clubs for the next few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    They are 90% closed, all the sports and leisure facilities are shut, as are the conference/banquet halls. All that's left is restaurants, which will be banned from serving alcohol along with the rest of HK. So you can sleep peacefully tonight, the "high risk groups" will not be congregating in clubs for the next few weeks.
    No need to put the term in apostrophes.

    Speaking of restaurants, I guess HK is facing a massive closure wave and big spike in unemployment unless the government can compensate these sectors as well as landlords easing the rent a little...but since this is HK we are talking about, I'm not holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    They are 90% closed, all the sports and leisure facilities are shut, as are the conference/banquet halls. All that's left is restaurants, which will be banned from serving alcohol along with the rest of HK. So you can sleep peacefully tonight, the "high risk groups" will not be congregating in clubs for the next few weeks.
    Wrestling with pigs is also high risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Wrestling with pigs is also high risk.
    Btw, the full phrase is "Don’t wrestle with pigs. You both get filthy and the pig likes it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Wrestling with pigs is also high risk.
    Yes because they use tear gas
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