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Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:24 am

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Countries to watch right now:

Spain, Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Iran - these countries had very bad days today.

Switzerland now with the highest incidence of Coronavirus.

Italy and France reported no new cases today. Could this mean they are on top of it? Hope so. If they are, then whatever they are doing is working.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


The Swiss government’s plans for a countrywide lockdown from midnight tonight. Both my yearly checkup with my doctor and my dentist both called me today to cancel Thursday’s appointments. Most places are to close as well as the borders. There are many day workers coming in from Italy and Germany, so by shutting bars, restaurants and hotels for 2-3 weeks would prevent day workers having to cross the border.


Look after yourself. Switzerland has an extremely high infection rate.

Our PM just advised Australians NOT to travel overseas and for all Australians to come home.

Paphitis doesn’t listen to PM and WILL be going overseas. Take that PM! :lol:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:12 am

Finally! Some common sense from our wonderful mini me Trump PM. :lol:

Australia will not go into lock down. He said that locking down the country will not work. The virus will just flare up again and going to full lock down is unsustainable. He said that a few countries in Europe are already in lockdown and the virus is still spreading in Spain, Italy, France and elsewhere. He said that these countries will now have to remain shutdown for 18 months if they want to contain their virus and as a result will face a financial calamity far greater than Greece.

He also said there is little chance this virus will be contained unless the vaccine is released.

However, self isolations may be necessary for certain people to reduce chances of transmission.

10/10 :D

So we are taking a more moderate approach.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Kikapu » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:32 am

Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Countries to watch right now:

Spain, Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Iran - these countries had very bad days today.

Switzerland now with the highest incidence of Coronavirus.

Italy and France reported no new cases today. Could this mean they are on top of it? Hope so. If they are, then whatever they are doing is working.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/




The Swiss government’s plans for a countrywide lockdown from midnight tonight. Both my yearly checkup with my doctor and my dentist both called me today to cancel Thursday’s appointments. Most places are to close as well as the borders. There are many day workers coming in from Italy and Germany, so by shutting bars, restaurants and hotels for 2-3 weeks would prevent day workers having to cross the border.


Look after yourself. Switzerland has an extremely high infection rate.

Our PM just advised Australians NOT to travel overseas and for all Australians to come home.

Paphitis doesn’t listen to PM and WILL be going overseas. Take that PM! :lol:

No worries mate. I have beaten far worse illnesses before this virus. Have a strong immune system. Thanks.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby miltiades » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:33 pm

Putting the human aspect aside for a moment, the economic consequences of COVID 19, globally, will be catastrophic.
Airlines could go bust as well as other business. The markets worldwide are mostly in red, here in Cyprus the destruction to our tourist industries will be on par with the 1974 one following the Turkish invasion.
This virus could spread quite rabidly just look at Italy. Hotels will inevitably suffer since no tourists will be arriving anytime soon. Restaurants and other catering establishments will undoubtedly feel the affects more severy than most businesses.
Im pleased that as part of the EU Cyprus cam expect support to see it through these difficult times. People are panicking, not all but a great number of what I would call fucking stupid. Clearing shelves of bloody toilet rolls as if they are expecting to have the shits 24/7. I have enough food to last me a couple of days but I have loads of olives ...and enough bread, the stuff I was brought in my early youth.
Best of luck everyone and especially to my 80 year old brother in Margate UK who is in intensive care at the Margate General hospital. Don't yet know if he has or not the virus but at that age its ...tough.
He is an extremely resilient guy and still works at age 80 !!
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby cyprusgrump » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:06 pm

miltiades wrote:Putting the human aspect aside for a moment, the economic consequences of COVID 19, globally, will be catastrophic.
Airlines could go bust as well as other business. The markets worldwide are mostly in red, here in Cyprus the destruction to our tourist industries will be on par with the 1974 one following the Turkish invasion.
This virus could spread quite rabidly just look at Italy. Hotels will inevitably suffer since no tourists will be arriving anytime soon. Restaurants and other catering establishments will undoubtedly feel the affects more severy than most businesses.
Im pleased that as part of the EU Cyprus cam expect support to see it through these difficult times. People are panicking, not all but a great number of what I would call fucking stupid. Clearing shelves of bloody toilet rolls as if they are expecting to have the shits 24/7. I have enough food to last me a couple of days but I have loads of olives ...and enough bread, the stuff I was brought in my early youth.
Best of luck everyone and especially to my 80 year old brother in Margate UK who is in intensive care at the Margate General hospital. Don't yet know if he has or not the virus but at that age its ...tough.
He is an extremely resilient guy and still works at age 80 !!


Oh yes indeed... :roll:

Italy Fined by EU Top Court for Failing to Recoup Sardinian Aid


Italy was slapped with a 7.5 million-euro ($8.5 million) fine by the European Union’s top court for failing to follow an order to recoup illegal state aid given to the hotel industry in Sardinia.

The nation, which is grappling with an unprecedented crisis from the coronavirus, will also have to pay a daily fine of 80,000 euros until it complies with the order, the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled on Thursday.

The case is: C-576/18, Commission v. Italy.


No doubt Italy is very pleased that the EU is coming to its aid in these difficult times... :wink:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby miltiades » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm

Rules are rules, have to be obeyed.
Only an absolute idiot would give such an example. Stop sitting on your singular brain cell !
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby cyprusgrump » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:49 pm

miltiades wrote:Rules are rules, have to be obeyed.
Only an absolute idiot would give such an example. Stop sitting on your singular brain cell !



You're right of course! :o

Far better the €7½m (and €560,000 per week) be in the hands of the Bureaucrats in Brussels than in the hands of the needy in Italy in these desperate times eh? :roll:

Lets hops Cyprus doesn't feel the need to bail-out desperate groups during the crisis eh...? Best let them starve and continue to obey our masters in Brussels... :wink:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:29 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Countries to watch right now:

Spain, Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Iran - these countries had very bad days today.

Switzerland now with the highest incidence of Coronavirus.

Italy and France reported no new cases today. Could this mean they are on top of it? Hope so. If they are, then whatever they are doing is working.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/




The Swiss government’s plans for a countrywide lockdown from midnight tonight. Both my yearly checkup with my doctor and my dentist both called me today to cancel Thursday’s appointments. Most places are to close as well as the borders. There are many day workers coming in from Italy and Germany, so by shutting bars, restaurants and hotels for 2-3 weeks would prevent day workers having to cross the border.


Look after yourself. Switzerland has an extremely high infection rate.

Our PM just advised Australians NOT to travel overseas and for all Australians to come home.

Paphitis doesn’t listen to PM and WILL be going overseas. Take that PM! :lol:

No worries mate. I have beaten far worse illnesses before this virus. Have a strong immune system. Thanks.


Yes even if we get it, the survival rights are actually excellent. Very low mortality rate unless you are over 80 and have other health issues.

I am actually very confident they will beat it.

The Israelis, and Americans have claimed they have found a vaccine but they can't use it on humans yet. I think Australia has developed a vaccine as well and are testing on rats.

They all say it will take 18 months but they may need to expedite that and push it through a lot quicker than that.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:36 pm

miltiades wrote:Putting the human aspect aside for a moment, the economic consequences of COVID 19, globally, will be catastrophic.
Airlines could go bust as well as other business. The markets worldwide are mostly in red, here in Cyprus the destruction to our tourist industries will be on par with the 1974 one following the Turkish invasion.
This virus could spread quite rabidly just look at Italy. Hotels will inevitably suffer since no tourists will be arriving anytime soon. Restaurants and other catering establishments will undoubtedly feel the affects more severy than most businesses.
Im pleased that as part of the EU Cyprus cam expect support to see it through these difficult times. People are panicking, not all but a great number of what I would call fucking stupid. Clearing shelves of bloody toilet rolls as if they are expecting to have the shits 24/7. I have enough food to last me a couple of days but I have loads of olives ...and enough bread, the stuff I was brought in my early youth.
Best of luck everyone and especially to my 80 year old brother in Margate UK who is in intensive care at the Margate General hospital. Don't yet know if he has or not the virus but at that age its ...tough.
He is an extremely resilient guy and still works at age 80 !!


The only airlines that will go bust will be a few that have a weak cash position.

All the majors and legacy carriers have been through much worse and will survive.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:38 pm

miltiades wrote:Rules are rules, have to be obeyed.
Only an absolute idiot would give such an example. Stop sitting on your singular brain cell !


Do you think the Italians should also tell the bastards to FO?
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