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Now we are up to around 90 cases in Cambodia but no news on where these new cases are from.
Anyone knows?
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Jack.R. wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:53 am Now we are up to around 90 cases in Cambodia but no news on where these new cases are from.
Anyone knows?
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VOA are saying that 31 French tourists along with 4 Khmers all on the same trip has proved positive in Sihanoukville yesterday, it would be interesting to know their travel history
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Just see it in the news
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The group visited/stayed:

11-14 MARCH - Angkor Holiday Hotel, Siem Reap
15-16 MARCH - Steung Sangke Hotel, Battambang
17 MARCH - Poulo Wai Hotel, Phnom Penh
18-20 MARCH - Independence Hotel, Sihanoukville

and were supposed to depart Phnom Penh on the 21st.

Apparently the first 2 confirmed cases were not allowed to stay at the hotel in Phnom Penh and stayed 'elsewhere'. Don't know what that was...
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STEVITO wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:39 am 18-20 MARCH - Independence Hotel, Sihanoukville
Poor Independence hotel. Wasn’t that where the first Chinese case was back in January?

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'Kiwis – go home': New Zealand to go into month-long lockdown to fight coronavirus
Jacinda Ardern brings in ‘the most significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ movements in modern history’ as cases rise past 100
Mon 23 Mar 2020 02.29 GMT
New Zealand is preparing to enter a month-long nationwide lockdown from Wednesday night, with the entire country ordered to stay home apart from those in essential services.

On Monday the nation was given two days to prepare for schools, businesses and community services to turn off the lights in a desperate bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The move came after the number of cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand rose past 100.

In an address to the nation, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said she was not willing to put the lives of her citizens in danger.
New Zealand and Australia close borders to foreigners amid coronavirus crisis
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“The worst-case scenario is simply intolerable, it would represent the greatest loss of New Zealanders’ lives in our history and I will not take that chance.” Ardern announced the country would move to level three measures immediately, and then to four – the highest level – on Wednesday from 11.59pm.

“I say to all New Zealanders: the government will do all it can to protect you. Now I’m asking you to do everything you can to protect all of us. Kiwis – go home.”
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Sobering assessment of the coronavirus situation from an A & E doctor in the UK.
Be responsible everyone. What is happening there will be even worse here. Stay safe.

London Covid-19 doctor says soon staff will be forced to choose whose life to save
Rosena Allin-Khan, a Labour MP and A&E doctor, reveals ‘heart-wrenching’ decisions facing hospital workers

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Rosena Allin-Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting and an A&E doctor, is still working regular shifts. On Sunday she worked at St George’s hospital in her south London constituency. She explains how the coronavirus pandemic has affected staff:

I’ve been an A&E doctor for 15 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this before. The departments are quieter because people are staying away from hospital, but the patients are sicker. We’re seeing a distinct rise in the numbers coming in with respiratory symptoms, who are testing Covid-19 positive.

On Saturday, very early in the morning, the entire resuscitation department, where the absolute sickest patients go, was full to capacity with patients with breathing difficulties. We had to move other very ill patients to the paediatric resuscitation area to keep them safe.

This is only set to get worse. We’re seeing patients now who would have only contracted the virus two weeks ago. In the coming 10 days we expect the entire A&E department will be taken up with suspected Covid-19 patients.

Doctors and nurses are brave, and the A&E department is known for being on the frontline and high risk, but there’s a palpable fear among staff for three reasons. Firstly, they’re frightened for their own health and those of the people they love. When I finished my shift yesterday, which was Mother’s Day, I came back to the house and I couldn’t touch or hug my two little girls until I put all my clothes in the wash and had a shower.

The second reason is that staff expect, very soon, potentially to have to make heart-wrenching choices about whose life can be saved if we don’t have enough ventilators. That goes counter to everything you’ve ever learned as a doctor or nurse – to make life-and-death decisions, where we could possibly have saved every one of those people, is unimaginable. This is what our colleagues in Italy are living through now.

Third, the patterns described thus far for symptoms of coronavirus are not what we’re now seeing in the emergency department. We’re seeing young, previously very healthy people, who are ill in hospital. Some are in their 30s, and they need ventilators to stay alive. Some patients are presenting with abdominal pain, which we hadn’t heard of before. A person can come in and say they have a stomach pain, and they’re put in the “green” area of the department – but then they mention they also have a cough. Everybody should be assumed to be Covid-positive until proven otherwise at this point.

There’s also a real concern among staff around the country about personal protective equipment. They either don’t have any, or if they do many feel it’s being rationed. It’s very hard to listen to some colleagues say that as a result of there not being enough equipment to go round, they’re resigned to catching the virus – it’s just a matter of when.

On social distancing, the messaging from the government hasn’t been clear enough. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has banned public gatherings of more than two people. It’s clear and easy to understand. There has to be no ambiguity in the language because people’s lives depend on it.

Some people are treating this as a holiday – but without correct distancing measures it’s a disaster waiting to happen. When we are faced in the coming weeks with choices about who gets the last ventilator and who doesn’t, it will be that young person who has gone out socialising, who has ignored advice, who get it. That means someone else’s mother may not.
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Warning against self-medicating for coronavirus:
Hanoi man OD’s on rumored malaria drug cure for Covid-19
By Le Nga, Le Phuong, Phan Anh March 23, 2020 | 03:15 pm GMT+7
A 44-year-old man in Hanoi overdosed on a malaria drug following rumors it could cure and prevent Covid-19.

The unidentified man took 15 chloroquine pills, before exhibiting symptoms including vomiting, respiratory failure and hypotension. He was taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment, before being transferred to Bach Mai Hospital on March 7, said Nguyen Trung Nguyen, director of Bach Mai's toxic management department.

The man said he had heard rumors that chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus, could prevent and cure Covid-19. He was recently discharged from hospital, said Nguyen.

Chloroquine cannot be prescribed without a doctor's recommendation, so people should not buy and use them themselves, stated the Health Ministry. Vietnam has not used chloroquine to treat Covid-19, neither has the ministry recommended the drug to prevent the disease, it added.

Rumors that chloroquine could be used to treat Covid-19 have surfaced after U.S. President Donald Trump on March 19 called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to streamline the regulatory approval process for generic antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19, Reuters reported. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn at the time said his agency was working quickly to examine all possibilities.

Hydroxychloroquine is a less toxic derivative of chloroquine.

Following Trump's statement, demand for hydroxychloroquine surged, with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which maintains a list of drugs in shortage independent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s list, adding the generic malaria drug to its basket on Thursday. Four out of eight manufacturers of the drug are currently in shortage, it said.

The HCMC Center for Disease Control warned people not to hoard chloroquine on Sunday, adding the drug carries a certain level of toxicity.
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