COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  • What is happening in Turkey ???


    In one day more than 1.1k cases after yesterdays 500, two days before 300. Number is jumping so fast :white:;(

    Many people go out and don't care, I was laughing at Greece but it's the same, but much worse version.


    They need to take drastic measures or Turkey will be up there in the most infected list too. I already said from the start, once it hits Turkey, it's gonna go fast and our shit government can't do anything right anyway.



    Also everyone yes I'm back lol. I'm cooled down now.

  • On my way home from a walk today, I ran into a neighbor.

    She asked "How're you doing?"

    I said "All's well now that we have toilet paper".

    She smiled knowingly and said "Yeah, I'm walking up to the pet store for cat litter".


    I thought to myself 'Oh! Good idea, as a backup in case you run out of toilet paper'

    Then I thought 'Wait, that solves a different problem'


    Then I remembered she had a cat :)

  • Everyone thinks it won't affect them until it does.... Virus doesn't need passport or visa.

  • company has us working from home, we are a manufacturer and have people in the plant. Now working from home for a week.

    I used to work from home in my past work, so not an issue. However in the past I could go to the gym in the middle of the day. Now not so much. I did go for a lap walk of the street today, which was great but maybe at most 10 minutes and still kept my distance from others not that there many out.

  • Many people in Serbia also initially didn't take it too seriously, but government then started closing one thing after another, and introducing and then extending police hour/curfew, which is now half a day (from 17h until 5h), which forced people to take it more seriously.


    Also, yaay for being back!:flower:

  • I thought you were happy with government's measures based on your previous posts🤔


    I don't think only reason is ignorance of citizens. A lot of people in Turkey work without insurance, they can't get unemployment money (which is not much anyways) thus they have to go to work. Most people can't afford to stay home unfortunately

  • Many people in Serbia also initially didn't take it too seriously, but government then started closing one thing after another, and introducing and then extending police hour/curfew, which is now half a day (from 17h until 5h), which forced people to take it more seriously.


    Also, yaay for being back!:flower:

    she never left this forum lingran198 is her second acc:flower:

  • UK PM Boris Johnson tested positive!

    Yes, and Prince Charles as well (next in line to become king).


    I can’t stand Johnson to be honest. Funny how these people were tested so quickly with very mild symptoms while we apparently don’t have the resources to test our health service staff. It’s almost as if the rich and powerful take priority in this country. :/

  • Yes, and Prince Charles as well (next in line to become king).


    I can’t stand Johnson to be honest. Funny how these people were tested so quickly with very mild symptoms while we apparently don’t have the resources to test our health service staff. It’s almost as if the rich and powerful take priority in this country. :/

    Somethint new in this the World of money ??

  • Turkish numbers are wrong. I think countries should show % of positive cases out of number of tests, because 2500 cases in Turkey and Sweden are out of maybe 20000 tests done, while many other countries including US, Spain and Italy are doing enourmous number of tests. In Turkey they started to use computer scans instead of regular Covid tests to diagnose as well.


    Coming back to measures, I think metropolitans in Turkey are doing well. Use of public transport decreased drastically in Istanbul, like 70-80% according to the mayor. Roads are empty. But in smaller cities, people live like nothing has changed which is mainly because there are tons of local SMEs, who will go bankruptcy if they shut down for 2 weeks. Locals are aware and therefore they pretend nothing is abnormal. I don't blame them. This is all because we have terrible governments all around the world.


    If a government declared a clear list of financial actions from day 1, saying things like "all SMEs will get financial support in terms of rents, tax payments etc." or "businesses don't have to pay social security taxes of their employees during this period", noone would open their stores. At the moment, people are between two choices: (1) risk your health, open your store, get corona, die today or survive it hopefully or (2) stay at home, survive today, but go bankruptcy in a month and die from hunger in a year.