Wife went to Aldi its was pretty much emptyEmpty of stock or empty of customers?
I think the one person per household rule doesn't have much scientific backing. If they normally stay in the same room if not the same bed, they would be all infected anyway as long as one of them has already been.
Remember the toilet paper thing earlier this year? The shelves will be stripped regardless of whether doing so is rational.Business/industry level restrictions now introduced in Melbourne with most starting at at 23:59 on Wednesday night. This is now a REAL lockdown on the way.Supermarkets are staying open. It's KMart/Bunnings/Target/JBHifi that are going to have a run on their stores. They are going Click and Collect/Delivery only in Melbourne from Thursday.
I am guessing there is going to be a huge run on the supermarkets over the next 2 days.
The wife and I have been discussing the likelihood of buying some cheap realestate in the coming year, I think there will be a lot of payment stressed mortgages and interest is still at junk level.Really hard to know what will happen; my theory is that they simply won't be able to withdraw all this support by January because the economy will still need it; things are much worse than we're being led to believe. Official rates were already at record lows before the virus - presently at 0.25% - and you can get a mortgage for around the 2.5% mark which would have been unfathomable once upon a time. My intuition is that we could be in for a bout of 1970's style stagflation as we emerge from this COVID thing in which case they'll have to raise interest rates suddenly leading to possible bank insolvencies - but who knows?
99% sure the Lotto companies held a gun to Dan Andrews' head. He was the former gaming minister in 2006-07.Trust you to put the worst possible interpretation on something without a shred of evidence to back it up. Isn't it just a teeny weeny bit possible that the reasons given by ANR were considered?
@Carnot I am expecting these issues to get worse and expect some civil disorder going into September.And apparently cop bashing woman in Franga was bailed....
Why are people who have the virus and who are required to stay home leaving home? This is exactly where the police should be looking to when controlling the spread. if they are not there throw them into a detention cenrre.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a new $4957 fine for people with coronavirus or their close contacts who breach the requirement to isolate for a second time. The measure comes after Australian Defence Force and Department of Health and Human Services teams found 800 of 3000 people they doorknocked, who should have been isolating, were not home.There were enough loopholes to drive a truck through them... Anyway, apparently Covid-19 makes you so tired that you can't exercise. I suspect many of the people may have been home but:
The government has also moved to remove a loophole which until now has explicitly permitted positive cases to leave their homes for exercise.
Probably because that's where people can pay bills and do some banking and gambling. In my area, the newsagent is the lifeblood of the town because the banks have packed up and left as has the post orifice and just about everything else."The last bank to leave town two years ago..." Are you living close by to a suburban shopping strip or are you in an actual small town? Just curious.
The banks keep insisting that everything can be done over the phone or web, but the last bank to leave about 2 years ago said the same thing, and when you ring their non existent customer service and eventually get your call answered they tell you that you have to go into a branch to do that, even though it was once possible over the phone.
This customer service call might take place if your Telstra NBN is working because mobile coverage is nil. NBN not working? Stick a fork in it. Don't bother calling telstra who has offshored customer support. Their technicians servicing the copper fttn network have left the building.
So to conclude rant, the newsagent provides an essential service. Even in a capital city it seems.