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    Covid-19: 03/31 (Tue) - Global News

    From the latest Guardian Live Blog....

    • New coronavirus study reveals increased risks from middle age. The first comprehensive study of Covid-19 deaths and hospitalisations in mainland China has revealed in stark detail the increase in risk for coronavirus patients once they reach middle age.
    • France sees its worst daily death toll. French health authorities have reported 418 new deaths, taking the total to 3,024 or an increase of 16%. The country has become the fourth to cross the 3,000 fatalities threshold after China, Italy, and Spain.
    • Global cases pass three quarters of a million. Johns Hopkins University researchers, who have been keeping track of the spread of the virus, say the global number of cases is now at least 755,591.
    • Global death toll passes 37,000. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, at least 37,140 people have now died as a result of the outbreak. The institution says it has counted 745,308 confirmed cases worldwide, while at least 156,875 people have recovered.
    • Italy records hundreds more deaths – but a slower infection rate. The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 812 to 11,591, the country’s civil protection agency says, reversing two days of declines in the daily rate. But the number of new cases rose by just 4,050; the lowest nominal increase since 17 March. A total 101,739 people have now tested positive.
    • Virus poses ‘existential threat’ to South America’s indigenous communities. Indigenous leaders from across the continent are warning that the outbreak poses an “existential threat” to them. Tribes in the Amazon and Chaco regions are urging governments to ensure their territories are protected against outsiders possibly carrying the coronavirus.
    • Tens of thousands of people stranded abroad will be flown back to the UK by airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Titan Airways on chartered planes as part of a partnership between the government and private enterprise announced by the country’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab.
    • Israeli prime minister in self-isolation. Benjamin Netanyahu and his key advisers isolate themselves after one of the prime minister’s aides tested positive for the coronavirus.
    • Concerns over powers secured by Hungary’s nationalist PM. Viktor Orbán secures sweeping new powers to fight the outbreak. The country’s parliament passed a law submitted by his government handing Orbán an open-ended mandate, triggering criticism by the domestic opposition, human rights groups and the Council of Europe, Europe’s main rights forum, as it contains no clear timeframe.
    • Dubai’s Expo 2020 to be postponed. The six-month multibillion-dollar trade fair that organisers had hoped would attract 25 million visitors will not go ahead as scheduled in October. Dubai was pinning many of its economic forecasts on the trade it was expected to generate.
    • Austria makes face masks compulsory for shoppers. Introducing the requirement is a “necessary step” to help to prevent the airborne transmission of the virus, says the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. Shoppers are to be handed masks covering their mouthes and noses at the entrance of supermarkets from Wednesday.

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    Spain's deaths yesterday over 900. Total global deaths for the past 24 hours nearly 4000. Can you imagine what it would have been without the restrictions?

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    Is the LA Times reputable?

    The outbreak has stunned county health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.

    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation...1-Jn995hQ1iSCs

    The two-metre social distancing rule being used to keep people apart may need to be four times bigger to prevent coronavirus from spreading, a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...Y-7-KrxLf8k10o


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    Dubai’s Expo 2020 to be postponed. The six-month multibillion-dollar trade fair that organisers had hoped would attract 25 million visitors will not go ahead as scheduled in October. Dubai was pinning many of its economic forecasts on the trade it was expected to generate.
    From the summary I posted.

    The even larger Canton fair was also postponed last week.

    On March 26, the Ministry of Commerce held the regular press conference. Liu Changyu, Deputy Director General, Foreign Trade Department of Ministry of Commerce, when answering a question “whether there is a new date for the Canton Fair or will it be canceled", said that the Canton Fair is a key platform for China’s foreign trade and opening up.
    The 127th Canton Fair to be Postponed-News - China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

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    I'd mentioned the Indian lockdown a couple of days ago.

    Unfortunately the lockdown seems to have turned into one of the largest "migrations" in Indian history with millions of day workers (or in posh terms "zero contract hour" workers) have no cash or means to survive in the cities and try to get back home. Many of their home towns have taken to sealing their roads and preventing them from returning.

    Mamta, 35, and her husband, both workers at automobile factories in Gurgaon that were shut during the lockdown, suddenly found themselves without a salary and no way to pay their rent or to buy food.

    “To survive, we had to go back to my village; we had no choice,” she said. She described the five days that the family walked, starting out on Wednesday evening and finally arriving in Sidamai on Sunday afternoon, as “more terrible than anything I ever could have imagined”.

    They had nothing to eat except a dozen puri, fried Indian bread, that she had prepared with leftover flour before they left. The children wore through their shoes and their legs swelled up, meaning they often burst into tears out of pain. The family walked through the night, only stopping for short one-hour breaks.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...to-coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips:
    Is the LA Times reputable? The outbreak has stunned county health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.
    yup, tiny water droplets can travel 7-8 metres from coughing [doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4756] and in a three-hour test, the covid-19 virus remains viable in the air for three hours [DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973] . that LA case sounds a bit like that sect in Korea, people gathered singing during their meeting/service.
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    Staggering death toll predicted for the US, even with social distancing:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/30/h...-us/index.html


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    https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presente...hter-in-india/

    Repatriation with UK characteristics - ignore your own citizens and hope it all goes away.
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    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/30/i...ntl/index.html


    "We sprayed them here as part of the disinfection drive, we don't want them to be carriers for the virus and it could be hanging on their clothes, now all borders have been sealed so this won't happen again," he said.

    He said the disinfectant used was a solution made from bleaching powder, and was not harmful to the human body.

    The chemical wash has appalled many in India. Lav Agarwal, senior official at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said Monday that local officials involved in the incident have been "reprimanded," adding that spraying migrant workers was not a "required" policy in the country.

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    Watching the latest videos about the lockdown in India is mind boggling for example just look at the video of Delhi, holy fuck, imagine how many of them are infected and started infecting people next to them and then they bring it back to infect their whole village, that is just Delhi, its probably the same in all the other big cities.

    Dont go to India in 2020



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