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GagaJo Tue 24-Mar-20 17:15:28

India develops its own covid test kit

Germany is accepting Italian patients because they have hospital capacity.

Omits01 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:38:59

Anyone got a relative abroad? Our Son is on Flores (near Bali) ,Indonesia working on leisure resort which of course has lost all it's tourists. I wonder how long they will keep him on and then he will be on his own with no accom or income.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:43:53

There is this as well

Missfoodlove Fri 27-Mar-20 09:57:30

Our son has lived in CZ for 6 years, he studied at uni in Prague and now has a career with Amazon there.
He has been in lockdown for 2+ weeks, the controls are very stringent. Police will take your phone and check system services to trace your movements.
Punishment can be prison.

He has a heavy responsibility regarding his work, so he is very busy during the day working from home, evenings are tough and lonely for an active rugby playing 26 year old!

Food and medicines are in abundance, no shortage of anything, he has to wear a mask by law when leaving his flat, walks are just to the supermarket or pharmacy, he would love to walk along the river to Old Town square and over Charles bridge to experience his city without the tourists but it is strictly forbidden!

The Czechs are a tough nation and very resourceful due to decades of communism, they do as they are told and do not complain!

The healthcare is outstanding so if the worst comes to the worst he is in safe hands.

The borders are firmly closed to all trains, planes etc and have been for weeks, the Czechs do not travel as widely as ourselves, they have great ski resorts, lakes and mountains so I guess that has offered them some protection.
Jan/Feb are not such busy months for tourism as the weather is often seriously cold and the Xmas markets have shut so their cases are relatively low? 1,654 confirmed cases and 6 deaths to date.

Amazing as an island we couldn’t protect ourselves more!
Seei t the flight arrivals at Heathrow etc online is scary. We are allowing it in.

BlueBelle Fri 27-Mar-20 10:38:33

Nz are on lockdown my daughter in law who is self employed applied for their monetary help for self employed this week and has already got it Our poor folks are told they have to wait three months... wtf

Riverwalk Fri 27-Mar-20 10:42:50

Meanwhile in Sweden, a completely different approach with no lockdown and no bans on public gatherings:


Missfoodlove Fri 27-Mar-20 10:57:28

Riverwalk, What are the numbers like in Sweden?