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Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how long?

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

Postby Londonrake » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:50 am

Paphitis wrote:Oh shut the hell up Robin Hood. I’ve literally got no time to deal with your hysterical ramblings and insanity!

Back to the real world - I am not sure if this is 100% correct but I have been informed that:

Australia is about to go into total lock down.


When we were in Sydney last month I logged into the Harbourside network. Ironically, this morning I got an email from them assuring that absolutely everything was perfectly normal there. That was just after viewing a video of people fighting over bog rolls (or some such) in a local supermarket. :lol:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Maximus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:15 am

One Turkish doctor estimates that as many as 60 percent of Turks may now be infected and that Erdoğan is retarding testing in order to prevent the scale of the catastrophe from becoming known. Deaths were inevitable, but Erdoğan’s dishonesty will likely cause many thousand additional deaths in his country added to the dozens Turkey reportedly has already experienced but will not officially report.

What Erdoğan really fears is the collapse of Turkey’s tourism industry. Erdoğan sought to downplay reports of coronavirus in order to encourage tourist dollars to continue to flow. In doing so, he sought not only to play Russians, Europeans, and Americans for fools, but also endangered their lives. Unfortunately for Turkey, it will be Turks who will most pay the price as Turkey threatens to become the virus’ next big cluster.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middl ... rus-133672
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:28 am

This is a visualization of new, confirmed cases per day since outbreak in Cyprus vs my home country. Hopefully Cyprus will not see the same explosion at DayZero+13

On the bright side, it looks like we started moving in the right direction (less nominal new cases each day)

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

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:30 am

Maximus wrote:One Turkish doctor estimates that as many as 60 percent of Turks may now be infected and that Erdoğan is retarding testing in order to prevent the scale of the catastrophe from becoming known. Deaths were inevitable, but Erdoğan’s dishonesty will likely cause many thousand additional deaths in his country added to the dozens Turkey reportedly has already experienced but will not officially report.

What Erdoğan really fears is the collapse of Turkey’s tourism industry. Erdoğan sought to downplay reports of coronavirus in order to encourage tourist dollars to continue to flow. In doing so, he sought not only to play Russians, Europeans, and Americans for fools, but also endangered their lives. Unfortunately for Turkey, it will be Turks who will most pay the price as Turkey threatens to become the virus’ next big cluster.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middl ... rus-133672



Could there be a better recipe for back-fire?
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Robin Hood » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:30 pm

Just got back from the local supermarket in Episkopi as we needed a couple of loaves, milk and what ever vegetables were available. We got there about 9am, to avoid the masses from the base, who tend to rise later than us locals.

Everything seems completely normal. The car-park was less than half full and when we got inside there were no empty shelves to be seen and just the normal number of shoppers, mostly locals. The staff were all wearing masks and latex gloves and the bakery was shut off .... no more slicing your own bread, you point at what you want and they cut it for you. Those signs and the fact the little coffee shop was closed, were the only signs of anything different! We got everything we wanted, plus some.

We then decided to get some face masks and a pack of latex gloves. We have two pharmacies available and neither had face masks but we got the gloves with no problem. I then topped the tank up on the car, again all very quite with no restrictions and drove straight up to the pump to fill up.

The DIY centre is open as are most other shops with the exception of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Those closed all had notices on the door (Didn't stop to see what the notices said.) The only sign of police was an accident where some idiot drove his Mercedes into the storm water drain at the side of the road, but no one hurt, just a pretty big repair bill for someone! Didn't see a single APC or tank, not even an army lorry. A couple of Cypriot 'Air Force' helicopters just flew over, but that happens almost every day and at more or less the same time ....... and they didn't have any Hellfire missiles that I could see! :wink:

So it seems us backward Third World communities have a far more laid back approach to this virus, than the first world countries like US, UK, Canada, the EU and of course ......... Australia, where it seems that the apocalypse is apparently becoming a 'Real World' , (a month at least), lockdown event according to some information I received and implied the Aussies are likely to soon to be seeing armed troops on the street shooting citizens that dare to leave there enforced isolation to grab the government food aid being thrown out of APC by the military into the front garden. But then the 'someone' who gave me that impression is always wrong, so I think the prediction is the same as all the others he makes ...... bullshit, driven by propaganda! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Maximus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:55 pm

The British pound is going in to the abyss,

Its lost nearly 10 cents to the Dollar and about 5 cents to the Euro in about a week.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:58 pm

Maximus wrote:The British pound is going in to the abyss,

Its lost nearly 10 cents to the Dollar and about 5 cents to the Euro in about a week.


The noise over the British pound is spreading like the Corona virus. Take it back to that other thread, please! :-)
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Maximus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:04 pm

CrookedRiverGuy wrote:
Maximus wrote:The British pound is going in to the abyss,

Its lost nearly 10 cents to the Dollar and about 5 cents to the Euro in about a week.


The noise over the British pound is spreading like the Corona virus. Take it back to that other thread, please! :-)


Thats nothing, the FTSE is at bargain basement prices....around the same level as it was 10 years ago....

A lot of people are going to get rich out of this once its all said and done......
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:27 pm

Maximus wrote:Thats nothing, the FTSE is at bargain basement prices....around the same level as it was 10 years ago....

A lot of people are going to get rich out of this once its all said and done......


Nice drop, considered 0,003% (well official numbers) of the worlds population has the virus. Markets obviously preparing for a gloomy outcome.
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Re: Still no confirmed Corona cases in Cyprus, but for how l

Postby Maximus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Cypriot citizens abroad are not allowed to enter the country unless they have some certificates to prove that they are clear.

Despite that being very hard to get, at such short notice too if at all possible, many have been left stranded with some "lunch money" from the government.

This is wrong. At least, they should have had to go straight to quarantine or arrival.

It is absolutely idiotic to bar your own citizens from returning to their country.
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