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Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million

  Cymro. 11:04 08 Mar 2020

BBC link

So is it us or is it the Italians who have got it right then?

  Sutimeister 18:19 17 Mar 2020

I'm also in quarantine in France, starting today. For ATLEAST 15 days (so way more than that, that's fore sure)

  Quickbeam 06:51 18 Mar 2020

I suspect that the Easter holidays here will become at least a month, possibly 6 weeks or more.

Is there any precedent that the summer holiday break would be replaced bythis I wonder?

  Quickbeam 15:47 24 Mar 2020

India locks down 1.3 billion click here

  wee eddie 16:39 24 Mar 2020

QB: your Link doesn't appear to work

  john bunyan 19:02 24 Mar 2020

According to a recent graph the U.K. is on track to be worse than Italy in 2-3 weeks-:((

2 weeks

  Quickbeam 20:18 24 Mar 2020

wee eddie, it's widely reported to find.

They fear that this will set them back economically 20/5 years if this is the case, then we're looking at something as major as the Great Depression. The real cost of that with India would be mass starvation.

The 2008 downturn will seem like loosing a sixpence down the drain by comparison.

  Gordon Freeman 20:18 24 Mar 2020

The parallels between Italy and UK, who are effectively 14 days behind Italy, are really quite interesting. We seem to be mapping very closely to their statistical curve. If true & the trend parallel continues, we should be reaching c.1000 deaths in the UK within a couple of days. At 20 days Italy hit 1015 deaths. Grim statistics.

  Aitchbee 20:22 24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus deaths in London alone accounts for a third of all deaths in UK.

  Quickbeam 20:38 24 Mar 2020

At the very least they should probably close all building sites within the M25 to cut down on the morning tube crush.

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