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Coronavirus (COVID-19) General Chat 

David76

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Yesterday, Scotland recorded a four-month high of 221 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.

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I think it is almost certain that new restrictions will be put in place across all health board areas if this trend continues into the beginning of next week.
 

Mendalla

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Yesterday, Scotland recorded a four-month high of 221 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.

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I think it is almost certain that new restrictions will be put in place across all health board areas if this trend continues into the beginning of next week.
Ouch. That's similar to Ontario, Canada but our population is more than double that of Scotland. And we think our numbers are getting bad. We'd probably be rolling back to "stage 2" or something if the per capita got that high here.
 

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With the tracking app do you need bluetooth on for the app to receive notifications?
 

Mendalla

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With the tracking app do you need bluetooth on for the app to receive notifications?
If it is based on the Apple-Google codebase, as the one in Canada is, yes. It uses Bluetooth to determine who you have been close to by recording the Bluetooth ID of phones that it detects.
 

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With the tracking app do you need bluetooth on for the app to receive notifications?
You need Bluetooth on in order for the tracking part of the app to work so it knows which other app users you've been in contact with and for how long etc. To receive a notification that contact has tested positive, that won't rely on Bluetooth but wifi/mobile network.

 

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Good day all. Seems like the maritime provinces are now considered one of the safest areas in the world to live, thanks to our four-province bubble.

It's that time of year where thousands of university students have returned, and so far almost all have self-isolated. The few that did not, were find $1000. And one that entered our province that tested positive for covid-19 was expelled from their university as he/she refused to self-isolate. I don't know why that person would refuse as those that have self-isolated were well taken care of by other students. There is always one.

Seven active cases between our four provinces (all travel related). The bubble is working well, and still there are a few that are complaining about their charter of freedoms being violated. Go figure.

Just noticed my reputation here is 0%, and all I have to say to that is: :cool:
 

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Good day all. Seems like the maritime provinces are now considered one of the safest areas in the world to live, thanks to our four-province bubble.
Years ago, my wife taught at Dal but moved back to Ontario just after our wedding since I was having trouble getting work down there. Now I wonder if I should have tried harder. Seems like the place to be in Canada right now.

Ontario broke 300 new cases again today and my own area had one of its worst recent days. We have a community outbreak declared at the local university campus (10 cases, 9 of them students, so far).
 

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Local lockdown coming into force again at midnight tonight.

Basically, a curfew. Apparently, you can't meet up with people from a different household yet you can still go to the pub until 10pm? I understand the need to keep the economy moving but does the government think that the virus only comes out into pubs after 10pm? :confused:
 

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Local lockdown coming into force again at midnight tonight.

Basically, a curfew. Apparently, you can't meet up with people from a different household yet you can still go to the pub until 10pm? I understand the need to keep the economy moving but does the government think that the virus only comes out into pubs after 10pm? :confused:
They are taking precautionary measures to try and prevent another nationwide lockdown but I have to agree with you that some of the rules don't make much sense. I think another lockdown is, unfortunately, inevitable.
 

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Ontario has started tightening up in the three large cities that are generating most of our cases. Size of gatherings shrinking (10 indoors, 25 outdoors vs. 50 and 100 in the rest of the province) is the first move. A full rollback to "Stage 2" (closing some businesses and such) doesn't seem to be in the cards yet.

In my city, the local university is the main driver right now. 28 of the last 32 positives were connected to the university.
 

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