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Coronavirus?

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:24pm
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Barbara1951

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Hi everyone!

We are supposed to be travelling down through France next week... stops near Bordeaux and Zaragossa...to spend 5 days in Pilar then travelling back to the UK. Anyone know the current situation/ advice about Covid-19 on the Costa Blanca? We r listening to medics n scientists who are warning of a big increase in UK /France/Spain imminently. Not sure if we should cancel.

Many thanks.

RayD

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48pm

RayD

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48pm

There's no point in cancelling as it's in all the countries you mention, including the UK.

Just keep away from crowds, wherever you are and, if you did catch it, you are in a better place for healthcare, even if the Spanish system is a bit overstretched at the moment.

Have a look at this existing thread on covid-19

Covid-19

MeathMaria

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49pm

There is a thread already

Covid-19

Time will tell unfortunately.

Barbara1951

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:04pm

Barbara1951

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Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:04pm

RayD wrote on Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48pm:

There's no point in cancelling as it's in all the countries you mention, including the UK.

Just keep away from crowds, wherever you are and, if you did catch it, you are in a better place for healthcare, even if the Spanish system is a bit overstretched at the moment.

Have a look at this existing thread on covid-19

Covid-19

Thank you, Ray, have done! 

Barbara1951

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:06pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:06pm

MeathMaria wrote on Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49pm:

There is a thread already

Covid-19

Time will tell unfortunately.

Thank you MeathMaria!

Zimba

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:53pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:53pm

RayD wrote on Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48pm:

There's no point in cancelling as it's in all the countries you mention, including the UK.

Just keep away from crowds, wherever you are and, if you did catch it, you are in a better place for healthcare, even if the Spanish system is a bit overstretched at the moment.

Have a look at this existing thread on covid-19

Covid-19

From member of the Stanford hospital board.NHS This is their feedback for now on Corona virus: The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon. CORONAVIRUS 1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun. 4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne. 5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap. 6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it. 7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice. 8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice. 10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water! THE SYMPTOMS 1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days 2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further. 3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. 4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention. PLEASE SHARE WITH FAMILY and FRIENDS

Kimmy11

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30pm

Hi Barbara,

In this rapidly evolving situation, the Spanish government announced this afternoon a "State of Alert".  We await further announcements tomorrow (Saturday) concerning how this affects those of us living in Spain, but it is likely that we will be restricted from leaving our homes.  In fact, there won't be much point going out anyway because, as of midnight tonight, restaurants, bars, shops, theatres, nightclubs and all other locations "with seats" are not allowed to open for a period of 15 days.  We've just returned today, earlier than planned, from Valencia as the Fallas has been cancelled, as have St Patrick's Day celebrations and Easter (Semana Santa) processions.

I'd recommend you sign up for travel alerts with the Gov.UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Kind regards,

Kim

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