The corona virus COVID-19

 
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
I'm hearing newer and tougher restrictions are likely for Victoria today, Dan Andrews is to hold a presser at 2:30pm or thereabouts.

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  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

they are Sudanese.
Really? Any Sudanese I have ever come across are pretty much jet black, these girls are barely tanned.
Graham4405
Don't forget there is a North and South Sudan. North Sudan is mostly Muslim and the people from the north are very dark. There are a couple of North Sudanese ladies working as security guards on Penrith station from time to time and they are both very dark and quite charming also.

On the other hand South Sudan is mostly Christian and the inhabitants can be much lighter. So I guess our 2 ladies come from South Sudan.
  doyle Chief Train Controller

The shops are full again,

toilet paper will protect you, go forth and shop like you have never shopped before
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I go back to the point I made a few pages back that shutting the economy down every time there's any outbreak is not going to be sustainable in the longer term


So can the economy support a health system to deal with millions of sick people if we don't shut down? It's called being between a rock and a hard place. I'd rather be poor than sick or dead.
Not everyone thinks that way: I heard an interview on the radio the other day with an elderly nursing home resident in Melbourne who said that she'd rather be dead than have to live without seeing her children or grand-children.
Which has nothing whatsoever to do with the economy.
We don't know exactly how many people will require hospitalisation and how many will die in Australia if we stop the lock-downs. You're saying that it definitely couldn't cope - I'm saying that we eventually might not have a choice in the future.
don_dunstan
And the elderly nursing home resident in Melbourne you quoted has what exactly to do with this?
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
Mr. Lane
All of the state schools are to go to remote learning as well from Wednesday, which means 1,000s of people not moving around also, which is good.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
All of the state schools are to go to remote learning as well from Wednesday, which means 1,000s of people not moving around also, which is good.
  doyle Chief Train Controller

Me as well Mr Lane
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Gee, good luck enforcing the curfew.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
Mr. Lane
I was going for walks during the middle of the night to avoid most people....
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
I was going for walks during the middle of the night to avoid most people....
speedemon08
I am a night owl, so I usually go out after 10PM actually. So this is slightly annoying, but I get entirely why they need to do it.
  doyle Chief Train Controller

I'm looking forward to the people whom are going to gett fines and watching this on the news
  Black Board Station Staff

I look forward to it costing >$1600 to go collect mail from my PO box Shocked

Is it time for Australia to start referring to Victorians as Cubans rather than Mexicans under the rule of Dictator Dan Laughing
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The official status in Victoria is that a State of Disaster has been declared for metropolitan Melbourne. Among other things, it means that police have extraordinary powers, and that the government can suspend Acts of Parliament if it deems it to be necessary.
Movement is restricted to a 5 km radius of home, for one hour a day. A curfew applies from 8 pm to 5 am, with exceptions for workers either travelling to, or at, work, carers etc. Exercise is permitted for a maximum of one hour a day, with no more than two people together. An obvious exception is made for kids who cannot be left alone at home. Visiting is out, gatherings are banned, masks are compulsory and so on. Shopping must be within the 5 km radius, and be done within one hour.
That is a brief synopsis of what I just heard on TV from Andrews, and I think I have these bits right; apologies if I had misunderstood anything.
The object of the exercise is to restrict movement and contact to a minimum, as these are factors which have been continuing to spread the virus. It is unfortunate that a percentage of the population just refuses to understand the need for this and, by ignoring the previous set of rules has left no option other than wielding the big stick. It is also going to annoy a lot of us who tried to comply with the rules.
There will undoubtedly be more detail coming.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

There will undoubtedly be more detail coming.
Valvegear

And call off Christmas!
  doyle Chief Train Controller

This better work, we have seen how stupid people are, hope NSW get it under control.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
This better work, we have seen how stupid people are, hope NSW get it under control.
doyle
So far we have faired reasonably well up here so far, our so called "disease detectives" have done an outstanding job to date, let's hope and cross our fingers it stays that way, because a big outbreak in Sydney would be a nightmare to control.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
8PM curfew in metro Melbourne from tonight. They are getting serious now.

New restrictions in place are effectively how I have been living since mid March anyway, except I usually walk twice per day and once after 8PM...so I'll just got for an earlier walk.

People should have been doing all of this already anyway.
I was going for walks during the middle of the night to avoid most people....
I am a night owl, so I usually go out after 10PM actually. So this is slightly annoying, but I get entirely why they need to do it.
Mr. Lane

I've been very much a night owl this year due to work and the pandemic. These level of restrictions are going to make me have to completely change my lifestyle and I've been minimally interacting with people outside of work for months. Its not going be fun.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I go back to the point I made a few pages back that shutting the economy down every time there's any outbreak is not going to be sustainable in the longer term


So can the economy support a health system to deal with millions of sick people if we don't shut down? It's called being between a rock and a hard place. I'd rather be poor than sick or dead.
Not everyone thinks that way: I heard an interview on the radio the other day with an elderly nursing home resident in Melbourne who said that she'd rather be dead than have to live without seeing her children or grand-children.
Which has nothing whatsoever to do with the economy.
We don't know exactly how many people will require hospitalisation and how many will die in Australia if we stop the lock-downs. You're saying that it definitely couldn't cope - I'm saying that we eventually might not have a choice in the future.
And the elderly nursing home resident in Melbourne you quoted has what exactly to do with this?
Graham4405
Do I really have to spell this out for you? She's saying she doesn't want to live in isolation from her family like the VIC government is forcing everyone to do right now in order to control a disease that may turn out in time to be uncontrollable.

I know that you've got a valid fear of your own mortality at the moment Graham but the fact is we're all going to kick off this mortal coil at some stage - that's completely inevitable. Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.

So make the most of every moment because God/Jehovah/Allah/Vishnu could snuff you at any moment - that's always been the deal since the moment you were born. COVID19 is just another potentiality, that's all.
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
There will undoubtedly be more detail coming.

And call off Christmas!
djf01
I know it is a while away, and a lot can change between now and then, but has anyone given consideration to how Christmas 2020 may play out given the Coronavirus could very well still be a big thing then?
- Christmas shopping in crowded malls is already a nightmare, now throw in strict social distancing requirements, and you have a recipe for a disaster.
- Christmas holidays on packed transport like roads and planes is already chaotic, now throw in strict travel restrictions, and you are asking for trouble.

Maybe if the media and government downplays the celebration of Christmas this year then our society will be a lot better off in the long run with less consumerism, waste, stress, debt, etc.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
No doubt there will be the far right whingers that will complain that Melbournians are being kept under "House arrest", and this is like Gestapo tactics...., pleaseeee.....
  doyle Chief Train Controller

I worry about you Don.... and everyone else in this country, even one death is one to many
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I'm in regional Vic. A question for Melbournians - many curfew breakers out and about?

I'd be interested to hear how it's going.

As to which businesses will be allowed to operate or not in the next 6 weeks, that'll no doubt be controversial.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy