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A4Ron Jan 22nd 2020 9:45 pm

Coronavirus
 
any news on what the NZ government are doing about this? Or will it be a case of too little too late again?

The US, UK and several other countries have organised separate arrival areas for flights from affected areas

Charismatic Jan 22nd 2020 11:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
What can they do? Probably too late to contain it and there is likely to be little appetite to stop travel from countries impacted to slow transmission.

Like good Kiwis we shall cross our fingers and hope that she'll come right.

Edit to add: The mortality rate appears to be in the 2-3% range currently. Not high enough to affect property prices so I doubt government will do much. :lol:

grant r Jan 23rd 2020 7:52 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I just hope this all blows over very soon! I travel from the UK to Tauranga on the 4th march and I have a 5 hour layover at Shanghai airport :unsure::confused_smile:

A4Ron Jan 26th 2020 8:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
this isn't going to blow over any time soon, it's a right mess in China

I give it a few days and we will have multiple confirmed cases here

A4Ron Jan 26th 2020 8:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/natio...cid=spartanntp

Only about a week too late, eh. Good grief.

Cobra was launched over a week ago regarding this and Jacinda would've had the intel from that. They should've banned all incoming flights back then, with extra measures in place. But again it's complacency and ignorance

grant r Jan 26th 2020 9:03 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by A4Ron (Post 12796284)
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/natio...cid=spartanntp

Only about a week too late, eh. Good grief.

Cobra was launched over a week ago regarding this and Jacinda would've had the intel from that. They should've banned all incoming flights back then, with extra measures in place. But again it's complacency and ignorance

Thing is they now believe it's contagious before it starts showing in inflected people! :unsure:

Mishclark Jan 26th 2020 11:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I had to fly to Sydney and have to.go back to Nz. 3 cases in Sydney and 1 in Melbourne.
Crap...

Bo-Jangles Jan 26th 2020 11:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Health Minister David Clark said; no worries, the risk in New Zealand is low. She'll be right, I understand we now have two nurses on the ground in Auckland and Christchurch International Airports to take the temperature of incoming passengers who feel unwell. LOL

A4Ron Jan 28th 2020 1:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
update:

- 4 suspected (but not yet confirmed) cases now in New Zealand
- confirmed cases now in Sri Lanka and Germany
- 106 people dead ('official/released')
- over 700 in serious condition ('official/released')
- over 4,000 infected ('official/released')

Mishclark Jan 28th 2020 2:41 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Five in Australia. I'm going to postpone flying back to Nz for week and see.

Pollyana Jan 28th 2020 3:19 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Mishclark (Post 12797028)
Five in Australia. I'm going to postpone flying back to Nz for week and see.

Flying back from where, and why postpone it?

Pollyana Jan 28th 2020 3:20 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by A4Ron (Post 12797021)
update:

- 4 suspected (but not yet confirmed) cases now in New Zealand
- confirmed cases now in Sri Lanka and Germany
- 106 people dead ('official/released')
- over 700 in serious condition ('official/released')
- over 4,000 infected ('official/released')

Bear in mind that in almost all, if not all, of the fatal cases, there were other underlying health issues.

Mishclark Jan 28th 2020 3:23 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 12797035)
Flying back from where, and why postpone it?

I've been back and forth between Chch and Sydney and will be all year as I'm an Aussie who lives in Nz but am taking advantage of being able to retrain in a new career and it costs me minimal in Oz.
​​​​​​ Maybe I'm just being a paranoid dork about flying and the virus! 😁

Pollyana Jan 28th 2020 5:22 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Mishclark (Post 12797037)
I've been back and forth between Chch and Sydney and will be all year as I'm an Aussie who lives in Nz but am taking advantage of being able to retrain in a new career and it costs me minimal in Oz.
​​​​​​ Maybe I'm just being a paranoid dork about flying and the virus! 😁

:D Can't see theirbeing a huge risk on that flight route - you could just as easily catch it from someone on a bus!

Mishclark Jan 28th 2020 5:26 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 12797064)
:D Can't see theirbeing a huge risk on that flight route - you could just as easily catch it from someone on a bus!

This is true, told you I'm a bit ridiculous! 😂


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