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Lockdown has got pretty relaxed here in the area at least.

 

People playing cricket in closed colonies, I see lots of vehicles passing by and people moving freely.

Shops of course are closed but leisure movement is active.

 

Also, cleaned my terrace water tank after years, took a long 65 minutes scrubbing all four walls and the floor.

 

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2 hours ago, Jupiter said:

For anyone who believes in how planetary setup affects our lives, I have to say that it was not a favorable time on Earth. Since March 24th, that time has however started to change. I strongly believe in astrology and how it affects us. We could predict a lot through it. It's science too.

 

I could go on and say that by April 20th 2020 (could be even before), we'll either have the vaccine or the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19 will drop dramatically. I know it sounds crazy to say this but I am only telling what is reflected on the charts.

 

I didn't want to post it here but if it helps you cope up with this difficult time then why not.


I have read the same, but the availability of treatment/vaccine date is tomorrow itself and the virus spread, which should have started to slow down from March 22nd, will be under global control only after June 21st. Another thing is, Earth will go through the same thing again (a different virus but with similar symptoms) between 2029-30.

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Background : I live in South Goa. We've been in essential lockdown since the 21st. Stocking of food items were pretty much out of the question since everyone was panic buying and from the 22nd cops were closing stores and lathi charging people. I've been at the receiving end as well. Our CM has been terribly childish in his responses, throwing tantrums and whining is not something I would have expected from our local leader, but it is what it is. He told everyone not to panic and we would have the essentials delivered but after 3 days of nothing and no information, its only natural for people to want to know what is happening. He relaxed the rules and opened the stores and as expected people began to gather (because they're underinformed about the threat levels. I still see people that do not understand what this virus actually does.) His response was on the lines on you are not willing to wait even one day so I am opening the stores, you can go die (summarizing). And then people went out and there was still nothing available. I reported yesterday that the local municipal administration had a meeting and we would have essentials delivered home. f**k alls been done till now. Zero communication at the ground level. I am in touch with people close to local politicians and the gist I get is figure our own sh*t out. OK then. I'll remember this when I vote. The utter failure of foresight and planning is astounding. 

 

Local update:

  1. Local vegetable store managed to get stock and has opened the store from the rear so that there isn't any disruption from the police. Hats off to him as he asked whoever was coming to write what they need on a piece of paper and told them to come back in 4 hours. No crowds, he's kept one of his guys outside to ensure people are not crowding. He's limiting every person to only one kilo of potatoes, tomatoes and onions. Everything else a quarter kilo. I seen one gentleman request for 3 kilos of onions. The vendor was very very clear and said "Sir if you want you can take this one kilo or you can take nothing. I have to think of the entire village right now. So please understand. (Oh my heart)
  2. Bigger stores have been wiped out. I found only 2 cans of pineapple slices and some toilet rolls. People (educated well off people) were crowding. Finally owner and his wife created some sort of queue system to prevent the crowding. Worked out a plan where no more than 4 people could be in the store at a time.
  3. Spoke with another mid size super market owner over the phone (he's my regular), aside from some snacks he has not received stock of anything and does not have permission to open either. So that's out of the question.
  4. People are still not taking the threat seriously because a lot of them do not understand it. I believe it is the duty of the local administration to reach out at the village level and educate people, but they haven't done sh*t yet. I've spoke with someone at the village panchayat and put out some pointers. Lets see how they respond or implement.

 

Update: Unable to get in touch with the Council chairperson. Spoke with the Vice Chair. Said they are working on it and will have update soon. Let's see.

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/26/ireland-nationalizes-hospitals-duration-coronavirus

 

Our government needs to do the same as well. Take over operations of some of the big private hospitals while the crisis is going on. Take over all the labs as well. Private tests cost Rs 4500 and there are reports of private hospitals asking for hefty deposits before admitting patients. Can a poor person pay 20000 Rs for testing his family? People should not be paying money out of pocket for what is a public healthcare problem. Hospital/medicine costs are one of the biggest reasons for above poverty line families slipping into poverty.

 

Also chalk over a strategy for improving capacity of govt healthcare by building new infrastructure and nationalising private ones, with a long term goal of providing universal healthcare. Currently govt only provides for 13% of the country's healthcare needs. 

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2 hours ago, Maximus said:

 

Good god, that crowd. 

1 minute ago, Banz said:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/26/ireland-nationalizes-hospitals-duration-coronavirus

 

Our government needs to do the same as well. Take over operations of some of the big private hospitals while the crisis is going on. Take over all the labs as well. Private tests cost Rs 4500 and there are reports of private hospitals asking for hefty deposits before admitting patients. 

 

Also chalk over a strategy for improving capacity of govt healthcare by building new infrastructure and nationalising private ones, with a long term goal of providing universal healthcare. Currently govt only provides for 13% of the country's healthcare needs. 

I thought the tests were free. If they aren't they should be. Also universal healthcare :wub:

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2 minutes ago, Walker said:

I thought the tests were free. If they aren't they should be. Also universal healthcare :wub:

 

Tests in government hospitals are free. But private tests have a cost (max limit is 4500 Rs).

 

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3 hours ago, KnackChap said:

 

 

How stupid. Do they believe the claps will kill the virus ? 

 

3 hours ago, Right said:

Yes, JHU’s name was used inappropriately, as it revealed, I will delete that link now.

 

Even i wanted to tell u about it. Since it was long gone, dint want to bring it up..

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18 minutes ago, silentassassin said:

Even i wanted to tell u about it. Since it was long gone, dint want to bring it up..

 

Removed the link. It's important that at time like this we have absolutely genuine info available.
 

We are doing quite OK. Touch wood.
The only problematic thing is movement of Migrant workers back.
Don't want to make political comment but people & govt of Delhi have failed them, and the lockdown too.

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4 minutes ago, KnackChap said:

Delhi - UP border. 

 

@silica I think the video said Ghazipur

 

Worries me because that is pretty close to where I live. About 2 kms out. 

I live right on the border (I can see it from my window), so that is a bit scary to say the least. 

 

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