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Re: Corona Virus

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carrie wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:41 am
Hope they all recover fully.
The trouble with cruise ships.....apart from the fact you have large numbers of people crammed in close proximity....is that many of them tend to be elderly, the category most at risk from this virus.



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If one clicks on the LuxorLive1 link here there are more than 40 comments all asking God for help.
I really don't think God has much to do with it, unless God thinks it's time to cut down the World's population.
Personally I would be very very careful handling money in Egypt.
Oh! and give shataffas to those that don't or cannot afford 'bum-washers.... 8)
Ps: Just incase "God help us all....and wash those hands!!
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Re: Corona Virus

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Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:28 am
If one clicks on the LuxorLive1 link here there are more than 40 comments all asking God for help.
I noticed that too.

A sad indictment of the reality of life in a Moslem country. Of course the Copts are the same.

Everything is the will of God.....in whatever form you hold him.

Mind you, it’s also useful cover for governmental incompetence. :urm:

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Re: Corona Virus

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I was in conversation with a Moroccan friend last night. It was exactly the same attitude - 'It is all in the hands of God'. Yet they still remember and are fearful of a disease which struck in the 1970's!

At least there was signs of safety pro-activity on another subject. My friend was attending a conference with government ministers, fire, traffic chiefs, to discuss road safety. Although I don't think road safety is quite as bad as in Egypt, I dare say more people die in Morocco each year from road traffic accidents, than will die from the Corona virus.
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Re: Corona Virus

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Ah yes.....road deaths. The Egyptian solution is to introduce more and more regulations and laws....and to increase the penalties for infringements.

Perhaps they’ll introduce a law saying it’s illegal to carry the virus or spread it :tk

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Re: Corona Virus

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newcastle wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Ah yes.....road deaths. The Egyptian solution is to introduce more and more regulations and laws....and to increase the penalties for infringements.
Without accepting that it starts with appropriate driving tests - preferably with a period of practice/lessons beforehand with a skilled, licenced, driver before hand.
The Egyptian equivalent of the Tufty Club and Green Cross Man on television wouldn't go amiss either.
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Perhaps they’ll introduce a law saying it’s illegal to carry the virus or spread it :tk
Isn't that Donald Trump's angle?
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Re: Corona Virus

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I hear the village kids on the WB have a new game shouting “Corona Corona” or “Corona Macarona” at tourists. :)

Makes a change from the usual “Baksheesh?”.....or “I f*ck you”.

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Newsfeeds are reporting that the number of cases of coronavirus on the cruise boat in Luxor has risen to 45 :(

https://apnews.com/6903f73a46a0eda9fb550de039826cc3
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Re: Corona Virus

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DJKeefy wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Newsfeeds are reporting that the number of cases of coronavirus on the cruise boat in Luxor has risen to 45 :(

https://apnews.com/6903f73a46a0eda9fb550de039826cc3
There can't be any British on board as typically it's not made mainstream UK news. :xx
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"The new cases in Egypt came just days after three people were diagnosed with coronavirus in the U.S. state of Texas. Officials in the city of Houston said Thursday that they believe the three were exposed to the virus while on a trip to Egypt in late February.

Now that is interesting, and well reported by AP..... 8)
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If I've understood this correctly they are taking people off the boat and flying them to a hospital for care and isolation.

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In the interest of the president of Luxor City, the principle of transparency and the transfer of events and their updates around the clock, to ensure that the citizen is aware of all facts, and to prevent the personal case of those who promote false rumors, take advantage of the citizen's concern.
First.. After analysis proved 34 positive cases plus 11 negative cases
Second.. a military aircraft is dedicated to the transfer of all negative and positive previous cases to the hospital dedicated to the health stone hospital, with the 11 negative cases under observation for 14 days to ensure the full safety of all
Third.. an escort doctor has been dedicated to those injured while travelling on board to ensure their safety
Fourth.. it is scheduled to take off the flight of cases at pm on Saturday.
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Transfer of the infected people with coronavirus in Luxor to Luxor Airport to go to the quarantine in matrouh on a private plane.

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I didn't realise there were so many ambulances in Luxor. Let's hope they were given a full and thorough deep clean and disinfection tratment afterwards.
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Re: Corona Virus

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Posted this afternoon on Facebook

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الصحة: وفاة أول حالة من فيروس الكورونا المستجد "لالماني الجنسية"
بعد وصوله من المانيا بسبع ايام

أعلنت وزارة الصحة والسكان المصرية، اليوم الأحد، عن وفاة أول حالة لمواطن ألماني الجنسية، من فيروس الكورونا المستجد (كوفيد -١٩) ...

Health: death of the first state of the new corona virus "German nationality"
Seven days after his arrival from Germany

On Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of health and population announced the death of the first case of a German National, from the new corona virus (KO-19)

Dr. Khaled Al-Mujahid, minister of health and population for public information and the ministry's official speaker, explained that the German citizen is 60 years old, he had sick symptoms of high temperature when he arrived from Luxor Governorate to hurghada, where Head to hurghada general hospital on the evening of his arrival Friday, March 6th to receive medical care, the necessary tests were taken and the sample was taken positive for the new corona virus on Saturday, March 7, and was put in intensive care due Because he suffers from an explanation failure due to severe pneumonia, he refused to move to the ad-specific hospital, then he got worse, and he died on Sunday, March 8

He pointed out that the ministry of health and population had immediately taken all necessary preventive measures and the hospital had been sterilized and cleansed.

He stressed that the health regulations in Germany were addressed to check the situation and provide information, saying that the situation was only 7 days in Egypt.
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Re: Corona Virus

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I have taken a quick look on here to see if anyone has come up with any ideas into how we can protect ourselves from getting this virus, whether in Egypt or the U.K.. I understand, from what is written on other forums that the virus can remain active for up to 72 hours on any metal surfaces, such as an hand-rail, or a toilet door,etc etc.

Any one on this site, have any such knowledge,......without giving the usual reference to some other site ?

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Re: Corona Virus

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Following the widely publicised advice from the government, NHS etc. will reduce the likelihood of your contracting the virus.

There is, of course, no certain way of protecting yourself. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool.

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Re: Corona Virus

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Forget buying hand sanitizer, go straight for spray bleach, spray everything and if one ventures out for supplies
and the pub wear a surgical glove on your right hand.
If you live in egypt remember they wipe their bums and then count money, money is infectious.
It's called personal hygiene, get used to it or die, so far in our house, we have had 4 different recurrent cases of
normal flu, this ain't normal.

So wash your hands, wash everything, don't book any cruises for the foreseeable future.
But this flu is fun, it's different, people will die a lot of people, it has only just begun.

Now is the time to show a bit of 'british spunk a bit of do or die to all our johnny foreigner guests.
One cannot panic buy for months because it's all-ready been 'panicked bought.

So wise up and get ready, but Hey! look on the bright side...... 8)

Ps: I still wonder how many cruise ships are out there Marie Celeste'ing around the Globe
being shunned by all ports probably thousands...

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Re: Corona Virus

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A mistake is being made by the Egyptian Gov they should be advertising holidays here more vigorously.
Come to Egypt we have loads of tissues and toilet paper.

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