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Daily review 11/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, March 11th, 2020 - 10 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

10 comments on “Daily review 11/03/2020 ”

  1. tc 1

    Nice pic…..caption could be "thanks mate I couldn't have done it without you"

    Just park the gerrymander for the mo.

  2. Sabine 2

    I hope our suits in parliament will look at this and do something similar here in NZ if need be


    UK banks including Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and TSB are to offer repayment holidays on mortgages and loans, as part of relief measures for customers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

    The moves are part of efforts by UK banks to stem a potential tide of defaults if customers become ill, have to self-isolate or lose pay from employers and clients as the virus continues to spread.

    The announcement from the UK lenders came after Italy declared it was suspending all mortgage repayments across the nation, following extended emergency measures that placed the entire country under lockdown.

    Italy’s deputy economy minister, Laura Castelli, confirmed the debt relief measures on Tuesday, saying: “Yes, that will be the case, for individuals and households.”

    Coupled with notice to our electricty companies, line companies, water companies etc to not cut of anyone who can't pay bills, should we too have our scare here.

  3. joe90 3

    No accident. The WHO offered test kits, but their was no money in it for the tRump gang.

  4. joe90 4

    tl;dw – stop traveling, stop gathering, wash your hands, if people are sufficiently worried there's a lot less to worry about and if no one is worried, that's when you should worry.

    • joe90 4.1

      And don't go out.

      A handful of small music clubs in Japan's western city of Osaka have emerged as a major transmission ground for the coronavirus, showing the difficulty of stemming the outbreak even as authorities have focused on reining in large gatherings.

      Japan has closed schools, zoos and theme parks, and drastically scaled back public events since the outbreak. The annual spring sumo tournament is being held in Osaka without spectators, leaving public broadcaster NHK to televise bouts of wrestlers facing off in an eerily quiet stadium.

      Despite those steps, and the government's urging telecommuting, there are signs that smaller crowds – including those at restaurants and tiny "live houses" where fans stand cheek by jowl to hear live music – are spreading the virus.

      Japan on Tuesday reported the single-biggest number of infections in a day, of 59 cases, according to NHK.

      Osaka reported its first coronavirus case on Feb 27. As of Tuesday, it had 73 cases – the third-most among Japan's 47 prefectures, according to data from the local government. So far, 58 of those could be traced back to four small music venues, Osaka's daily announcements show.

      Many of the cases concentrated on three dates: Feb. 15, 16, and 19 – but a possible cluster-type spread wasn't identified until early March, the data shows. Many of those infected were in their 30s and 40s and showed minimal or no symptoms.

      As of Tuesday, 40 cases were linked to one venue in particular – Soap opera classics Umeda – and at least another 20 to Live House Arc. About 100 people attended each performance at the clubs.

      Another 19 people outside Osaka, from as far away as Hokkaido, and Kumamoto in Kyushu, have also been traced back to those two venues as of Monday.


      • McFlock 4.1.1

        I used to work at one bar that had a ventilation system that didn't match its capacity – condensation would drip off the ceiling into people's drinks and faces.

        That place was a goddamned petrie dish. Always felt the smoking ban missed an opportunity to address issues like that, too.

        • Muttonbird

          I lived in Japan for a year in the early 90s. For a wealthy western nation I always felt their housing was very poor.

          A bit like New Zealand really.

  5. Muttonbird 5

    America has an obsession with recycling celebrity.

    The reality TV franchises, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, constantly recycle fame by installing one telegenic runner-up as lead in the next episode for the opposite incarnation.

    Donald Trump is a former reality TV star and has on the back of that run been received as President of the United States!

    Joe Biden is the latest in celebrity recycling culture, riding the same theme-park ride 12 years after Obama.

    American Idiots.

  6. Muttonbird 6

    How your Airbnb host is feeling the pain of coronavirus

    The horror! Who knows, they may have to rent to a filthy local…


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