Coronavirus COVID-19 *Global Health Emergency* #10

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  1. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    (Reuters) - The European Parliament will limit access to visitors for three weeks, its president said on Monday, as part of precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

    Parliamentary activity will continue, but seminars, events and other activities involving external visitors will be frozen, David Sassoli told a news conference.

    He said measures adopted by the EU Parliament were tougher than other EU institutions because the EU assembly receives some 700,000 visitors a year, far more than other EU bodies.

    European Parliament suspends visits as precaution against coronavirus
     


  2. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    A huge part of the job is to communicate accurate information clearly and to educate the public.

    No agency on this issue should be too busy working to address that very important communication task.

    My opinion.
     
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    At a meeting today at work to discuss how to deal with absenteeism due to the coronavirus, there was discussion about asking people to take FMLA if they tested positive or if there spouse or other dependent tested positive and they needed to care for them. I did a search on the internet to find out what guidance human relations firms are giving, and found some information at the link below. This will probably change as the federal government weighs in on FMLA and the coronavirus, as it is complicated due to involuntary quarantine issues, voluntary self-isolating, and other factors. What concerns me, is that in some cases people are using FMLA for other health-related situations for themselves and their families. I think there needs to be more options and compassion for the workforce.


    Coronavirus Information and FAQs
     
  5. Henry2326

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    At first, a “lockdown” of UK cities to combat coronavirus would be voluntary, with residents simply asked to stay at home and avoid public spaces.

    In a worst-case scenario, the police could be asked to enforce road and building closures, the army could be drafted in – and those who breached rules could face specialist tribunals.

    Experts in emergency planning note that the UK is a long way from such a scenario. But they say that if it does become necessary, locking down whole cities or areas would be very difficult and cause huge hardship.

    The government has a wide range of emergency powers ranging from banning large gatherings to asking the military to help control people’s movements.

    Resilience planners across the country are working out how to cope if a city, town or community has to be locked down. “We’re not at that point yet,” said Jacqui Semple, the chair of the Emergency Planning Society, which speaks for resilience professionals in the UK.

    More at link....
    Any coronavirus 'lockdown' would initially be voluntary | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
     
  8. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    Well that was a lot of drama about nothing...

    The one Arizona patient confirmed to be infected with coronavirus “has recovered and is no longer infected with the disease,” according to Dr. Cara Christ, director of the state's Department of Health Services The only confirmed coronavirus patient in Arizona has recovered
     
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    Tadpole12 Well-Known Member

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    Okay.
    Was it the link about the rubber gloves in Cuba that does not meet standard?
    ETA we as in I ?
     
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  10. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    Why is this question not being asked at this press conference???? Or did I miss it?
     
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    My California son (hey don't blame him, that's where the jobs are) visited me over the weekend, so good to see him. He and his friends think that Covid is already present where they live and work (lives nearly in Orange County, works in Orange County). Nothing they can do, yeah Mom I've prepared a little, I carry sanitizer everywhere, I try to wash my hands every chance I get...he's a conscientious young man...but does that help any when hey this:

    Secrecy is paramount for South Korean sect linked to coronavirus surge. Many believers are in SoCal

    He hugged me and told me he'd see me later in the year...
     
  12. Henry2326

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    Hmmmm...doesn't say what the decisive actions would be....
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    (Reuters) - Germany and France are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus very closely, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday after talks with his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire, adding that Berlin and Paris were ready to take decisive action if needed.

    "We discussed the full range of our European issues and of course the effects of the coronavirus on our countries," Scholz said after the talks in Berlin. "We are monitoring the situation very closely and will take decisive action if necessary."

    The G7 finance ministers are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday to discuss measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the arrangements told Reuters earlier on Monday.

    Germany, France monitoring coronavirus very closely, ready for decisive action: Scholz
     
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    HAPPENING NOW: Gov. Jay Inslee gives an update on the novel coronavirus in Washington. ABC News @ABC
     
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    I don't think it was asked. I had to step away for a bit.

    Seems like a basic, important question.

    jmo
     
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    Many Thanks @Henry2326 very much appreciate your time and effort. So many questions not much on the answers side. Thanks to all of you as well.
     
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    Isn’t it fun when science is ignored?
     
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    WOW! I have been in Cuba for 1 week on vacation and 6 threads have opened and closed. Not sure I will be able to go back and read them all!

    My experience while on vacation in Cuba last week. (We did hear of 1 confirmed case of an Italian tourist in Dominican Republic)
    As far as we know, from our resort personnel, no cases of COVID-19 in Cuba.
    The only time we saw people wearing face masks was at the airport last night when we were departing. The Cuban Gov't Immigration officials at Varadero airport wore green fabric face masks
    Lots of tourists at the resorts in Varadero and 1 day we hired a private driver and drove into Havana for the day, lots of tourists there as well.
    From previous vacations in Cuba I always bring hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and toilet wipes.
    I am also one of those people who always uses sanitized wipes on the tray table and arm rests on the plane.
    We washed our hands often or used Purell.

    Thank you to everyone who posts on this forum.
     
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