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Australia has flattened the curve

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Chestnut Sat 04-Apr-20 14:42:53

Australian coronavirus infection rate halves, curve flattens.
Sydney Morning Herald
They are doing well. South Korea also managed to take control. The UK still seems to be stuck in the mire.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 04-Apr-20 14:44:06

Three little words.

Test, test, test

notanan2 Sat 04-Apr-20 14:52:42

They havent actually it hasnt hit some regions yet at all. They're still way back at the start of this compared to us

notanan2 Sat 04-Apr-20 14:54:29

The west coast is weeks behind us. Their big curve is yet to come.

Its a very different situation in vast countries Vs here.

They will have curve after curve after curve.

some regions in aus have peaked/flattened. Most havent yet

MissAdventure Sat 04-Apr-20 15:09:41

We're in the middle of what will be the worst part, before our curve hopefully flattens, aren't we?

Pikachu Sat 04-Apr-20 15:25:42

Over 700 U.K. deaths in last 24 hours I’ve read

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 15:29:48

Weeks ago I complained on here about testing. What a hapless man/leader and look what's happened-----he's ill !

My family in Sydney are all alright, doing as they're told.
I hope it isn't the calm before the storm as they approach Autumn/Winter. Most will be having their 'flu jabs.

BlueBelle Sat 04-Apr-20 15:38:53

Australia hasn’t yet been hit in all areas
Yes MissA I think we are heading up to our peak in the next couple of weeks then I think we will start to see a difference bit by bit
South Korea started long before us too I think we have to be very careful about the information we get excited about

Sussexborn Sat 04-Apr-20 15:39:02

We were told that it will take two weeks before the curve begins to flatten. Unless idiots decide that their Easter gatherings trump the well being of the rest of the UK.

AGAA4 Sat 04-Apr-20 15:51:31

There is concern now that when the weather improves (may be warm tomorrow) that people may once again head out in their cars to beauty spots.
If that happens the lockdown may be more severe and we will not be able to go out for exercise at all.
Hope people will think, then think again before getting in their cars for days out.

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 16:20:49

Youngsters in Aus are still all congregating for their daily surf at Bondi, thinking it " won't be them ".

PamelaJ1 Sat 04-Apr-20 16:21:40

I’m not in a position to know whether they have or they haven’t.
They , together with NZ have shut their borders. We were questioned last week at Perth Airport about our citizenship.
Aussies aren’t allowed out and only Aussies are allowed in.
When they arrive back they have to go into hotels for 2 weeks.
The cost is paid by the government.

We walked back through a HR that resembled the Marie Celeste. There were a few immigration officers that checked the passports of those who couldn’t work the automatic reader. We noticed 2 posters, they were in English. No one even asked us if we were going to self isolate or indicated that we should. No leaflets in any language.
Although we had flown to WA from SA 5 days before they closed state borders when we got to Perth and checked into a hotel we had to stay in the room for 6 days.
They do seem to think that it is is good idea to keep any more infected people out.

Urmstongran Sat 04-Apr-20 16:46:44

I think so MissA. 🤞

craftyone Sat 04-Apr-20 16:50:28

They are about 2 weeks behind us. I have 2 sisters in WA, one a nurse and they are gearing up for the weeks ahead

Oopsminty Sat 04-Apr-20 16:52:55

Australia are behind us

I appreciate the importance of testing but relatives in the medical world have pointed out that you may well get a negative test one day then go on to be infected the next day

It's not that simple

MissAdventure Sat 04-Apr-20 16:59:31

I've thought that all along.

Chestnut Sat 04-Apr-20 17:17:23

It is making me really angry is that people coming back to the UK are not being given any checks or advice on arrival at the airport and just walk through. That undermines all the effort being made by long-suffering citizens in lockdown who are desperately trying not to spread the disease.

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 17:26:16

Australia are flying Brits home any time and whether it'll include those off a cruise ship I don't know, but 5 passengers had died on the ship so I hope they're tested and quarantined.

Namsnanny Sat 04-Apr-20 17:33:49

Precisely Oopsminty … I'm a bit jaded with knee jerk reactions.

All depends on how the stats are first reported and second collated.

Each country collects stats differently, so how can you tell, in all honesty?

PamelaJ1 Sat 04-Apr-20 18:17:02

Ellen, they were glad to be rid of us but I don’t blame them.
They are taking care and responsibility for their own as we should do.
The Germans on one of the ships left the airport together earlier in the day. Hopefully they were met with more interest and concern than we were.

Namsnanny, the Ausralian PM kept saying exactly the same. Different countries are collating their statistics differently. No point comparing them.
Every country in the world is unhappy with the way their government is dealing with the situation.

Greymar Sat 04-Apr-20 18:44:10

Best of Luck with your complaints about BJ, Ellen. He is something of a demi God to many here.