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Oh, you youngsters. When I moved here, stores closed at 12 on Saturdays and reopened Tuesday mornings. UHT milk was a staple in my cupboard.
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Um - well I guess the same could go for you. I wish they would close the schools as I am at risk.

I know it is an inconvenience for parents and students to close them, but I guess it is better than needless deaths? Isn't the school semester about to finish anyway?
I thought you were about 40?
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Old 15.12.2020, 10:56
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Re: Coronavirus

First quote isn't from me.

And I am 40 as of Sunday - being a senior citizen isn't the only risk category.
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Old 15.12.2020, 10:57
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Le Matin: Three scenarios to toughen measures for Christmas in Switzerland

A first announcement will be made Friday, based on the data that come out Tuesday to Thursday.

Further measures will be announced 28 December and 5 January, after Federal Council meetings.

Tier 1: no leisure
Applies if the reproduction number (R) of the virus is higher than 1, and intensive care beds are 80% occupied.
-Closure of restaurant and bar service (only takeout possible)
-Closure of leisure and sports facilities, museums, galleries, libraries, botanical gardens, zoos and casinos

Tier 2: stay at home
Applies if R is higher than 1.1 and ICU occupancy is over 85%.
-Reduced number of customers in shops
-Shops to close on weekends
-Work from home requirement for persons at risk

Tier 3: near-total lockdown
Applies if R is higher than 1.2 and ICU occupancy is over 90%.
-All non-essential shops to close
-Private and public events limited to 10 people maximum
Really stupid to do nothing and then come out with this. Closing "non-essential" shops is pure economic damage with little upside. Why didn't they just act in time and proportionately - ie tier 1 about a month ago.

This tier thing - it'll just end up bouncing all over the place without much rhyme or reason - like in the uk. Pretty disappointed in CH.

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Old 15.12.2020, 11:05
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Re: Coronavirus

Here's Nicola Sturgeon in her usual 'plain speaking' emphasising the need for face coverings or
face masks when going out and about in supermarkets in Scotland or elsewhere including abroad.

Nichola Sturgeon's hilarious briefing on face masks
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Old 15.12.2020, 11:40
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Here's Nicola Sturgeon in her usual 'plain speaking' emphasising the need for face coverings or
face masks when going out and about in supermarkets in Scotland or elsewhere including abroad.

Nichola Sturgeon's hilarious briefing on face masks
Janey Godley is about as funny as a burning orphanage
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Old 15.12.2020, 11:55
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Um - well I guess the same could go for you. I wish they would close the schools as I am at risk.

I know it is an inconvenience for parents and students to close them, but I guess it is better than needless deaths? Isn't the school semester about to finish anyway?
Closing the primary schools doesn't help... the parents need to work so the kids will end up with the grandparents who are in the risk group.
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Old 15.12.2020, 12:00
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Really? On Thursdays the shops are ALL open till 9:00 PM and all the major supermarkets are open till 8 PM Monday-Friday. 5 PM on the weekends...but the Migros supermarkets at the train station are quite nice so never bothered me much.
I was surprised by that comment too. With the exception of Saturdays Bern has much longer opening hours than Neuchâtel and I would always nip over the border for stuff in the evenings when the shops were already closed here.
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Really? On Thursdays the shops are ALL open till 9:00 PM and all the major supermarkets are open till 8 PM Monday-Friday. 5 PM on the weekends...but the Migros supermarkets at the train station are quite nice so never bothered me much.
With the exception of Thursday and Friday, every Migros and Coop in the Altstadt closes at 19:00, in Bümpliz it was the same as was in Monbijou/Weissenbühl. Even then, the Friday hours were not universal and limited to the big shops. Some Voi may close at 19:30 but most close at 19:00.

I know only know of one tiny Coop in Langasse that for some reason was open until 20:00 every day.

Of course, you could always go to the train station, which had reasonable hours.

Source: I've across Bern and I would often return from work after 19:00 and shopping was a pain.
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Old 15.12.2020, 12:02
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Closing the primary schools doesn't help... the parents need to work so the kids will end up with the grandparents who are in the risk group.
Or home alone.

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Um - well I guess the same could go for you. I wish they would close the schools as I am at risk.
Or, just don't go to school.

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Old 15.12.2020, 12:22
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Or, just don't go to school.

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Because kids and the adults they are in contact with only go to school and nowhere else, right?

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With the exception of Thursday and Friday, every Migros and Coop in the Altstadt closes at 19:00.
That lovely big Coop as you exit the train station into the old town is open till 20:00 ... I commute from Zurich and it is my saving grace. (At least not during COVID-19 times.)
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Or home alone.

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For older kids, home-alone can work but not the younger ones.
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For older kids, home-alone can work but not the younger ones.
And all of that could be avoided for the most part if BAG made home office mandatory and not just a "recommendation".
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Old 15.12.2020, 12:49
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Closing the primary schools doesn't help... the parents need to work so the kids will end up with the grandparents who are in the risk group.
Better to pass Corona to your own grandparents (keep it in the family) than to poor innocent strangers on the bus
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Re: Coronavirus

Todays published numbers are 4271 out of 41 k tests.

187 hospitalisations
103 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview
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Todays published numbers are 4271 out of 41 k tests.

187 hospitalisations
103 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview

Is that a drop? Sigh, you need to do your job properly, some context, like last single day number etc you are not getting paid by Editor bob to drip feed us info
Edit- Ok last single day number we had - Thursday, 5041 Fälle
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Todays published numbers are 4271 out of 41 k tests.

187 hospitalisations
103 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview
One week ago: 4262/195/92
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Re: Coronavirus

What's the point in doing anything now? Looking around Europe it's clear that tiers don't work, with Christmas 9 days away, there's little point in implementing anything at the moment as there will almost certainly be a relaxation over Christmas anyway. Numbers are flat so let's just carry on without damaging the economy during some of the most important weeks of the year.
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It's dark, but funny.

https://twitter.com/miguelrcmota/sta...026480644?s=20
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What's the point in doing anything now? Looking around Europe it's clear that tiers don't work, with Christmas 9 days away, there's little point in implementing anything at the moment as there will almost certainly be a relaxation over Christmas anyway. Numbers are flat so let's just carry on without damaging the economy during some of the most important weeks of the year.
THis exactly ..

We're due a big jump in numbers January any from all the permitted festivities and the ski resorts will have been busier etc.

May as well wait under the official 3rd wave ..
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