Coronavirus (COVID-19) thread

Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by MondyofAus, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. dutchie

    dutchie Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Here in the Netherlands we're warned that postal packages delivery might be delayed, but I ordered some computer speakers in Friday and got them on Saturday ... same with the computer screen I ordered a few weeks back (one week into the self isolation) got it next day
    But although the Netherlands isn't in the list of Japan Post, but I still decided to use DHL just to be sure, we'll see how long that will take ...
    I'm living near Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, usually one of the busiest hubs in Europe .... hardly any planes taking off or landing

    aren't there about 220 countries in total in the world?
     
  2. Reveen

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    I got an email from buyee that 5 parcels of mine that were collected by Japan Post between 18th March and 31st March were sent back, these were all SAL packages. Apparently the way surface air lift works is it sits around in an airport warehouse waiting for space on an available flight to a destination and then it gets bunged in whatever hold they can squeeze it in. Since the precipitous drop in air travel many countries don't have direct flights from Japan anymore so that form of airmail is gone for most of Europe.

    DHL works to some extent because DHL have their own freight planes, I believe their major European hub is in Frankfurt and then it goes on to smaller hubs in other countries like the UK. I got a parcel from Amazon recently that took about twice as long as usual but at least it got here. The problem with DHL is it costs about 3 times as much as SAL so it's a real pain in the nuts to have to shell out that much.
     
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  3. hiroto

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    In Spain, the packages are received from Japan.

    But if the package comes from abroad by post, they will retain it, the postmen have orders not to deliver the package and cannot pick it up either.

    I'm still waiting.:(
     
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  4. gotbild

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    Unfortunately you can add Sweden, Norway and Denmark to the list from April 10. Sakuraism would send a package of used DVD to me before that date, around 5th. It was stuck at Kansai airport for 5 days and then it was returned to him. But as what I could see there's no problem sending the other way, but with some restrictions regarding home delivery.
     
  5. marioworldakb

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  6. David61

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    NHK's Japanese-language news is reporting that actress Okae Kumiko passed away this morning at the age of 63 as a result of Covid-related pneumonia. Outside of Japan she was probably best known for her voice actress work for Studio Ghibli movies including 'The Cat Returns'.

    Link to NHK News article with video:
    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200423/k10012401871000.html
     
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  7. David61

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    Video report by BBC News from a hospital in 'Tokyo' (actually Kawasaki) about how staff there are coping with critically ill Covid-19 patients:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-52400084/coronavirus-tokyo-hospitals-trying-to-stay-ahead

    According to the report, Japanese hospitals don't have infectious disease units, instead specialist medical institutions are normally used, but such is the pressure on medical services that hospitals such as the one in the report have had to convert their critical care units so that they can treat patients with Covid-19.
     
  8. dutchie

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    Maybe it's just me, but I still don't get it why journalist insist on visiting hospital wards like this, i've see this plenty of times her in the Netherlands as well, a journalist giving a tour of an ICU
    They usually then tell us that the camera man isn't allowed inside due to contamination risk and I'm just think ... well, you shouldn't be there as well
    what if this BBC journalist was carrying the virus, it's now assumed that even people not showing signs of infection yet can already spread the disease
    So what on earth possesses you to visit a crowded nursing station? Stay away, let the staff do their work, it's hard enough for them as it is

    (ok, rant over)
     

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