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Further lockdown measures this evening… March 27, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Quite a suite, a recalibration until Easter Sunday at least. Still allowed out for exercise but limited distance, only essential work, etc. In some ways it probably makes little difference to many’s day to day lives. But it makes a difference. For example:

All non-essential health services will be postponed.

And for those most vulnerable it makes all the difference.

‘Cocooning’ will be introduced for those over 70 years of age

Never thought I’d hear an FG Taoiseach say… [he] appeals to everyone to make these sacrifices not out of self-interest, but out of love for one another. Strange days indeed.

Link here to the latest advice.

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1. EWI - March 27, 2020

Ducking and diving by Mr. Sarah ‘no fate but what we make’ Connors here, but absolutely certain that this is a lockdown under the recent legislation and with police enforcement.

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WorldbyStorm - March 27, 2020

True, but difficult not to feel that in this instance this is warranted. Looking elsewhere such lockdowns came too late. Hope that’s not the case here.

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EWI - March 28, 2020

No problem with the lockdown, but Leo has a habit of not being around for the announcement of concrete measures which might prove unpopular.

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EWI - March 28, 2020

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WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

Is that an unpopular measure? Seems sensible to me.

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EWI - March 28, 2020

There are categories of essential workers (such as shop workers) who are not going to have staff IDs, are working class, and are now going to be suffering a lot of harassment by the cops (who it appears will be stopping everyone).

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WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

I’d imagine that letters would be provided very quickly. Even for the self-serving reason that the businesses will want to keep functioning. I know of a number in different areas that are trying to get defined as essential simply to keep functioning.

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2. tomasoflatharta - March 27, 2020

“All non-essential work finally being stopped. Construction sites, factories and call centres should now come to a halt, stopping workers and their families being placed in further danger. This has to be matched with requisitioning of Personal Protective Equipment to get it to our health staff who need it, and we need to take-over and direct production in factories to manufacturing PPE and ventilators. Public health before private profit!” https://tomasoflatharta.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/ireland-locks-down-paul-murphy-td-requisition-personal-protective-equipment-for-health-staff-who-need-it/

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roddy - March 27, 2020

Following Mary Lou again on construction.

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polly - March 28, 2020

House renovation opposite me, full team of 5 are there working as normal this morning.

Don’t know what I think about it, if we are all allowed walk around food shops contacting 10s of strangers it feels legit for people to choose to keep earning on a small site?

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WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

They say that a brief contact in a food shop has minimal risk as long as people remain a good 6ft-2m away. But on a site, then packed into a van at the end of the day. I’d have thought that has to stop.

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polly - March 28, 2020

All gone home now.

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WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

I hope they’re okay.

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3. Starkadder - March 28, 2020

How long before some people start developing cabin fever and begin disobeying the restrictions en masse, regardless of the danger?

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Joe - March 28, 2020

Saturday morning. For me anyway.

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Jim Monaghan - March 28, 2020

Stuff like this. https://irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/news/ten-irish-museums-visit-virtually Or do an online courtse, learn a language.

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4. WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

I’m presuming it’s still okay to cycle. Fairview Park is open albeit with new stencils on social distancing this morning.

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polly - March 28, 2020

Anyone have any clever ideas about times or places to walk and cycle in D1 and D2 trying to respect the 2km. Assume the Spire as the starting point. I’m not quite prepared to swim down the Liffey to do lengths in Dublin Bay but do need to improve on trotting around the block like a gerbil.

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WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2020

10 to 11AM seems to be quiet up in D3 around Fairview. But I’d cycle sooner than walk. You could do Spire to the Quays, down to Samuel Beckett Bridge or if you have to go the other way down to Four Courts and then back. That’s less than 2k in either direction and a few repeated circuits and you’re laughing. That said avoid accidents. About ten weeks ago I broke three ribs when I came off the bicycle. Painful. Very. And nothing that can be done for it bar painkillers.

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Fergal - March 28, 2020

Walk up to Blessington street Basin/Park… if it’s open…

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polly - March 28, 2020

Wait, wait it’s not quite as bad as I thought. I got a ruler out and I can get to the Botanic Gardens. Only as far as 10 feet inside the gate, then I have to turn round and go home, but grateful for small blessings.

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