Coronavirus Escapes | Mon 20th to Fri 24th Jan 2020 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Monday 20th January – Home

Coronavirus Queensland

Chinese authorities confirm the virus can spread from person to person, as the virus hits more cities across China and the world. South Korea reports its first case of the coronavirus, and a third death is recorded in China. Australia ramps up airport screenings of passengers arriving from China.

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I spent the day at home.

Tuesday 21st January – QLD’s First Coronavirus Test

Coronavirus Queensland

A Brisbane man is tested for coronavirus after returning from Wuhan in China. QLD’s chief health officer Jeannette Young sends advice to all GPs, emergency departments, private hospitals and clinical groups in Queensland.

The United States confirms its first case of the virus, near Seattle. Taiwan confirms its first case: a woman in her 50s. There are a total of 314 cases worldwide, with six deaths reported.

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I spent the day at home.

South Bank Cineplex

Bronwen and I drove into South Bank and watched something at the Cineplex and watched “Bad Boys for Life”. Bronwen didn’t like it, but she’s wrong because it was actually quite good!

After the movie we dropped past Bronwen’s work and then drove home.

Wednesday 22nd January – Shopping

Coronavirus Queensland

Death toll jumps to 17 worldwide—almost doubling the previously reported nine deaths. There are 440 confirmed cases worldwide. The virus spreads to Hong Kong and Macau, while North Korea closes its borders to foreign tourists.

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Bronwen and I spent the day at home. We cut some of the fallen down tree from the backyard.

Bronwen cutting tree

Shopping

Bronwen and I went grocery shopping at night.

Thursday 23rd January – Home

Coronavirus Queensland

Wuhan goes in to lockdown—flights and trains are blocked; public transport is halted. Later, the travel ban will extend to private cars. Total cases rise to 581. The virus spreads to Singapore, while Vietnam confirms two cases. Although the WHO declares the outbreak an “emergency in China”, it stops short of calling it a global health emergency.

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Bronwen and I spent the day at home. Some more tree cutting was done in the backyard.

Mr Kookaburra watching the growing pile of sticks with interest

Friday 24th January – Halim’s Indian Taj

Coronavirus Queensland

The virus spreads to Europe for the first time. France confirms its first three cases. Two are hospitalised in Paris and one in Bordeaux. Researchers from the University of Queensland are using new rapid medical development technology to help create a vaccine for the new virus strain. They hope to develop a vaccine in 16 weeks. Some 846 cases have been reported, with 830 of those in China. The death toll stands at 26.

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I spent the day at home.

Halim’s Indian Taj

Bronwen and I drove to her parents’ place, then on to Maz’s, and then on to Halim’s Indian Taj for a delicious curry dinner—before driving back to Maz’s place, and then home a bit after 1 o’clock.