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China push on towards the 100k mark which they must surely achieve, with 1800 deaths now reported.

The Sneezing Princess continue their momentous drive to second place. David and Sally Abel must be hanging by a thread as their latest appeal to Richard Branson for special treatment is met with a Virgin Atlantic does not fly to Japan comment from Branson himself.

Surely someone is going to step in and save them from the foreign doctors!

Singapore report two new cases and two cases of another cruise ship.

Most of the reporting now swings to discharges, with many of the first infected in Singapore being discharged now and Indonesia reporting all there quarantined citizens are clear and the wider economical issues.

A virus a day keeps Apple away as they announce they will be missing their first quarter revenues due to the virus. Shame.

The wider economical impact will start to be felt soon.

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57 minutes ago, Sherrif John Bunnell said:

Mr and Mrs Abel now confirmed to have coronavirus.

What a shame.

I actually guffawed when I saw that on Sky News this morning.

Karma is surely coming for me.

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This after Richard Branson's reply to his appeal was "Sorry, we don't fly to Japan". Auld Dave will be sick literally and figuratively. Delicious.

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Mr and Mrs Abel now confirmed to have coronavirus.
What a shame.
They are now claiming it's a set up and don't actually have the virus (bloody foreigners).

It's difficult to feel sympathy at all for them given the thinly veiled racism evident in their comments so far.

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31 minutes ago, Worktheshaft said:

They are now claiming it's a set up and don't actually have the virus (bloody foreigners).

It's difficult to feel sympathy at all for them given the thinly veiled racism evident in their comments so far.
 

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Like a cagey world cup final to end a blistering tournament, the coronavirus tournament has truly stagnated and undoubtedly the medal positions are decided. In gold, China keep marching on to 100k, the Sneezing princess are uncatchable in Silver and Singapore punch above their weight into Bronze. It really has been a smashing tournament and we await confirmation of when the next tournament will be. Will it be again hosted from China or will a new country step up for the hosting rights?

Its been quite the tournament, with alleged match fixing from China, unorthodox plays by Thailand, which inevitably worked, claims and counterclaims, zombie apocalypse, Bio weapons and all sorts of utter drivel. That two tubs of butter strapped to your face is a great deterrent and cruises are not all they are cracked up to be. We also learnt about time and timezones and that things change. We have had the tantrums (Arabian Knight - again wasn’t direct at you! See the Bio-weapons and other inane shit for reference) We have discovered theroadlesstravelled username was referring to his brain and some
smashing input from the roving reporters in Thailand and Malaysia and at times some real insight and factual comments.

We now move on to the more serious matters of the pending economic fall out, which will be big and could trigger recession in some places and of course Dave Abels virus and dissatisfaction that neither the government nor Richard Branson would repatriate him because he doesn’t like the food. For reference Dave, if your lactose intolerant, Asia is a great place to be!

I can understand the governments position, to kow tow to one would mean mercy flights to Benidorm and such like on a weekly basis during the summer months.

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I actually guffawed when I saw that on Sky News this morning.
Karma is surely coming for me.


What’s the funny part about this?

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4 minutes ago, throbber said:

 


What’s the funny part about this?

 

Racist Tory refuses to allow foreign doctors to test him for the virus at the start which would have allowed him to leave the boat, spends his time creating videos demanding the government or Richard Branson save him. Then most likely due to such racism/stubbornness in refusing to be tested and staying in the danger zone voluntarily... gets the virus.

 

 

 

Yeah, can’t see anything funny.

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Racist Tory refuses to allow foreign doctors to test him for the virus at the start which would have allowed him to leave the boat, spends his time creating videos demanding the government or Richard Branson save him. Then most likely due to such racism/stubbornness in refusing to be tested and staying in the danger zone voluntarily... gets the virus.
 
 
 
Yeah, can’t see anything funny.


I didn’t know anything about the back story hence why I asked so thanks for clearing it up.

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9 hours ago, Tight John McVeigh is a tit said:

... and undoubtedly the medal positions are decided. 

 

I'm not so sure. A sudden jump in Korea yesterday, and signs it may be spreading untracked in Japan. It would be ironic if China clears this up, as it appears to be doing ( through only-in-China levels of control) and then a mass outbreak occurs elsewhere.

 

In China itself there were only 50 odd cases outside Hubei yesterday, down from a peak daily figure of 890 two weeks ago. Even in Hubei, they are getting close to the point where more people are being released from hospital than are arriving.

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I'm not so sure. A sudden jump in Korea yesterday, and signs it may be spreading untracked in Japan. It would be ironic if China clears this up, as it appears to be doing ( through only-in-China levels of control) and then a mass outbreak occurs elsewhere.
 
In China itself there were only 50 odd cases outside Hubei yesterday, down from a peak daily figure of 890 two weeks ago. Even in Hubei, they are getting close to the point where more people are being released from hospital than are arriving.


I did actually notice that later today. In China the government have been very cautious about allowing companies to reopen, our main place in China only got approval two days ago. Many companies are working on reduced workforce due to quarantine and travel restrictions (we are at 50%). As these are lifted who knows which way it will go.

One of our staff here in Singapore has went to 5 days compulsory quarantine from work today. Just a precaution but if it turns out to be a case we will all need to be tested and go into home quarantine.

So yes, there is a fair bit to go.

I think though it is drawing to a close. I would still reckon China to hit 100k and deaths to be between 2500/3000. Maybe as high as 5k. Singapore will top 100. Japan and Korea will be high double figures. Outside China I would reckon less than 10 more deaths.

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Japan, Korea and  especially Singapore are worth the watching in the coming weeks, they are likely to be more transparent about the real figures. 

Despite Phuket being a popular stop on the cruise ship circuit, when asked why there hadn't been any more cases locally in the last fortnight, one of the local ministers this week said that the Thai government told him that he isn't allowed to talk to the press about it.  

Speaking to various friends based around Asia, most folk's work places (including my own) seem to have contingency plans for impending quarantines. Almost as though it's going to be inevitable. thinking of getting my self a Playstation, just in case. 

 

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Japan, Korea and  especially Singapore are worth the watching in the coming weeks,


Really not so sure about that in relation to Singapore. There is a steady in crease of 2/3 daily (with around 5 a day being discharged and clear of the original infection). Most of the new infections are coming from know clusters, church and a building sites dormitory and contact tracing is ongoing in every scenario.

I think they will break 100, but given Chinese nationals and anyone with recent travel history are banned even from transiting through Singapore and the contact tracing and quarantining I don’t think there is much to see here.

Japan and Korea may be slightly different but don’t think we will see huge out breaks as such.

Definitely some countries are not been open about the cases or reporting, with such a low kill rate those figures could ‘disappear’.

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Korea not looking good at all right now. Quite apart from the medical aspect, their economy is going to be in very deep trouble if this spreads.

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Korea not looking good at all right now. Quite apart from the medical aspect, their economy is going to be in very deep trouble if this spreads.


You called it yesterday, serious spikes in Korea and Japan. The economic fall out will definitely be big, Singapore already adjusting their outlook, China will be a mess and Korea and Japan will also suffer. The wider implications will yet to be seen.

It’s not a huge killer, but boy does it spread. Singapore have a very good handle on things now and publish a lot of data on infected movements and pushing more and more quarantine.

That infrastructure may not really be there, even in Japan and Korea and that could be a big issue.

No medal finish for Singapore now

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