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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby BerkshireScouse » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:19 pm

Hi all

Just thought you might find this to be of interest:

https://www.forces.net/news/covid-briti ... e-lockdown

Thomson states that "We've made the decision that the schools are safe for our children”, based on the incidences of Covid on the bases being ‘very low’.

The first part of his statement reveals the complacency behind his assumption. The normal ‘protocols’ of social distancing, i.e. 2 metres’ space between individuals, just cannot be observed within a confined classroom with up to 25 people.

He’s only right that known cases of Covid on the bases is very low, because;

(a) testing is minimal – anyone who suspects they have symptoms is told to stay within their quarter and self-isolate until they recover – they are being refused tests during this time;

(b) there are at least 3 known cases of Covid amongst the Cypriot staff at one of the SBA schools, which are not included in the statistics. Those staff will have interacted with other staff and school pupils at close quarters, on a daily basis. So Thomson just cannot claim any justification for his arrogant assumption that Bases schools are ‘safe’.

One imagines that if parents got wind of school staff being diagnosed with Covid, they would refuse to let their kids attend school on safety grounds. The resultant bad publicity for the Bases would of course not bode well for Commander British Forces Cyprus’ promotion prospects. Or maybe I’m just being cynical.

Basically his statement just smacks of a propaganda exercise, of denial of the gravity of the situation, a total lack of consideration and concern for the welfare of school staff, and condescension towards ‘our Cypriot friends’, and gives the impression that the real scale of Covid incidence on the Bases is being covered up.

I would be intrigued to know your thoughts…….
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby miltiades » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm

BerkshireScouse wrote:Hi all

Just thought you might find this to be of interest:

https://www.forces.net/news/covid-briti ... e-lockdown

Thomson states that "We've made the decision that the schools are safe for our children”, based on the incidences of Covid on the bases being ‘very low’.

The first part of his statement reveals the complacency behind his assumption. The normal ‘protocols’ of social distancing, i.e. 2 metres’ space between individuals, just cannot be observed within a confined classroom with up to 25 people.

He’s only right that known cases of Covid on the bases is very low, because;

(a) testing is minimal – anyone who suspects they have symptoms is told to stay within their quarter and self-isolate until they recover – they are being refused tests during this time;

(b) there are at least 3 known cases of Covid amongst the Cypriot staff at one of the SBA schools, which are not included in the statistics. Those staff will have interacted with other staff and school pupils at close quarters, on a daily basis. So Thomson just cannot claim any justification for his arrogant assumption that Bases schools are ‘safe’.

One imagines that if parents got wind of school staff being diagnosed with Covid, they would refuse to let their kids attend school on safety grounds. The resultant bad publicity for the Bases would of course not bode well for Commander British Forces Cyprus’ promotion prospects. Or maybe I’m just being cynical.

Basically his statement just smacks of a propaganda exercise, of denial of the gravity of the situation, a total lack of consideration and concern for the welfare of school staff, and condescension towards ‘our Cypriot friends’, and gives the impression that the real scale of Covid incidence on the Bases is being covered up.

I would be intrigued to know your thoughts…….

Good results, excellent in fact, no doubt due to Johnson not being in ....charge :lol:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Get Real! » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:14 pm

What the hell is Red Star Belgrade doing in Cyprus in the middle of a pandemic spike? :?

https://www.philenews.com/eidiseis/topi ... beligadioy

It’s stupid both for Serbian and Cypriot authorities to allow this.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am

Get Real! wrote:What the hell is Red Star Belgrade doing in Cyprus in the middle of a pandemic spike? :?

https://www.philenews.com/eidiseis/topi ... beligadioy

It’s stupid both for Serbian and Cypriot authorities to allow this.


COVID rules and lockdown measures do not apply to elite athletes, sports, Hollywood, the obscenely rich, Bankers and people worth a lot of money.

I’ve been watching India play the Aussies too in test cricket. They got flights easily as well. We are do happy for them.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:16 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:What the hell is Red Star Belgrade doing in Cyprus in the middle of a pandemic spike? :?

https://www.philenews.com/eidiseis/topi ... beligadioy

It’s stupid both for Serbian and Cypriot authorities to allow this.

COVID rules and lockdown measures do not apply to elite athletes, sports, Hollywood, the obscenely rich, Bankers and people worth a lot of money.

I’ve been watching India play the Aussies too in test cricket. They got flights easily as well. We are do happy for them.

So India had a test match to play... not so for Red Star who only came to "train"!
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:14 pm

...an update, news from around the world,



"I'm brazilian and I will translate what that woman is saying: "Guys, I'm asking for mercy. We are in a terrible situation here. The oxygen of this entire unity has just ended. There is no oxygen. There is so many people dying right now. Whoever has a tank of oxygen at home, please, bring to this hospital. There is so many people dying. Oh my god, I ask you to share this vídeo, we need help. There is to many people dying. Please! Please! Oh my god!" "

...travel continues, despite the threat that the variant of this virus will cause such a world pandemic to worsen.
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