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Old 18.03.2020, 17:09
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Hoping to find some sporting equipment for the kids I thought I would be smart and go to Aldi. Nope, anything deemed non food/urgent like light bulbs, footballs acetone, tools, toasters etc.. was sealed off. I gazed longingly at a vegetable steamer before a member of staff gently shooed me away

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Wow. I popped into Lidl late last night and they had all their usual non food tat on display and for sale.
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It has now been made clear that shops which sell non-food articles along food articles have to stop the sale of those non-food articles.

https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/mi...d15801511.html

"In einem Laden, der nicht nur Lebensmittel, sondern auch andere Waren verkauft, weisen die Polizisten eine Verkäuferin daraufhin, dass die Non-Food-Abteilung abgesperrt werden muss."

So you can't get your spring fashion from Migros or Aldi

Also, now several experts demand a proper lockdown, not the light version which was implemented on Monday..
Bizarre. I just went to the large Migros downstairs at Limmatplatz in ZH. In the fruit and veg section they had loads of fresh flowers... all taped off, not for sale.

Further through the shop everything was open. Kitchenware, cleaning, electrical, stationary and clothes all on sale. But no flowers
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:11
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yes each day. i think tonight will be announcement of full lockdown.
1: I don't think so.
2: Define ful lock-down.
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Re: Coronavirus

Handing out of Visa for 3rd country nationals has been put on hold for 3 months, only possible in exceptional cases.

And entry limitations for people coming from Spain have been extended to people coming from Italy, France, Germany and Austria and all non Schengen states.
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Re: Coronavirus

Hi all,

I'm posting this again because it got lost in the mix.



Anyone have any info for work at home parents? I have been asked to let my employer know how much I am actually able to work at home with my kids around. Can someone clarify for me what the implications of that might be?


I get that if I work less than contracted, that they would probably pay me less? I have tried to find alternate care but everything is closed, and all those who could help are older/immunocompromised, or still have to go to work. I will take this week to figure out what is a reasonable number of working hours given my circumstances.


Thanks in advance for any links, much appreciated. All the best to everyone.
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:28
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I thought I should buy a thermometer, I am very rarely ill & know my temperature is on the low side of average. I check it today 35.1 & google suggests I have hypothermia
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:36
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I don't sell mig welders or indoor tennis kits!
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Hi all,

I'm posting this again because it got lost in the mix.

Anyone have any info for work at home parents? I have been asked to let my employer know how much I am actually able to work at home with my kids around. Can someone clarify for me what the implications of that might be?

I get that if I work less than contracted, that they would probably pay me less? I have tried to find alternate care but everything is closed, and all those who could help are older/immunocompromised, or still have to go to work. I will take this week to figure out what is a reasonable number of working hours given my circumstances.

Thanks in advance for any links, much appreciated. All the best to everyone.
I haven't heard of any other employers asking this. Maybe it's just to make sure they distribute the work load?
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:38
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I thought I should buy a thermometer, I am very rarely ill & know my temperature is on the low side of average. I check it today 35.1 & google suggests I have hypothermia
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:48
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Re: Coronavirus

The amount of cases in Switzerland is based on lab tested cases, yet I heard Switzerland is only testing severe cases (although I heard this policy may be changing).

So how do we have any idea of the real amount of cases here?
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:51
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The amount of cases in Switzerland is based on lab tested cases, yet I heard Switzerland is only testing severe cases (although I heard this policy may be changing).

So how do we have any idea of the real amount of cases here?
The UK work on x 10
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I haven't heard of any other employers asking this. Maybe it's just to make sure they distribute the work load?

Thanks for your response. I am not sure. It seemed like they would reduce our salary or something along those lines if we weren't working our quota. I feel a little jammed since we've got to do the childcare and both work full time, so I'm trying to understand what it means if we work less. I understand that I am obligated to honor my contracts, but the current situation makes it quite difficult. I am sure that our movements will be further restricted soon.



Will people who can't work from home through no fault of their own stop getting paid? How is that looking?
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:53
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The amount of cases in Switzerland is based on lab tested cases, yet I heard Switzerland is only testing severe cases (although I heard this policy may be changing).

So how do we have any idea of the real amount of cases here?
We don't. No clue at all. That's what many of us have been saying -- the numbers in CH (and many/most other countries) are totally fudged and massively understated.

I would hazard a guess that Angela Merkel was correct, and around 70% of us will end up being infected. The thing is, the vast majority will survive and most of us won't ever know we were infected.
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Hi all,

I'm posting this again because it got lost in the mix.



Anyone have any info for work at home parents? I have been asked to let my employer know how much I am actually able to work at home with my kids around. Can someone clarify for me what the implications of that might be?


I get that if I work less than contracted, that they would probably pay me less? I have tried to find alternate care but everything is closed, and all those who could help are older/immunocompromised, or still have to go to work. I will take this week to figure out what is a reasonable number of working hours given my circumstances.


Thanks in advance for any links, much appreciated. All the best to everyone.
Truth is that we do not know why your employer is asking this, work load distribution, maybe he wants to apply part-time for you, project planning etc..

Maybe you can work some in the evening also and in trade spend some nice time with the kids on daytime. And give the Kanton a call, they have spots for parents who due to proper reasons can't have their kids at home, if your reason is valid enough is up to them.
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Re: Coronavirus

So, I just realised I made a mistake: It is median age and not average.

So, median age covid-19 positives Italy: 63 vs Switzerland: 51
(source BAG)

It seems Italy has a median age of 46.5 vs Switzerland 42.7
(source the CIA) Thanks to EdwinNL to point out Wikipedia was not up to date



https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/it/home...rnational.html


https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...s/343rank.html

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The UK work on x 10
This, and then compare what the English test and what we test. If the English test all ages you can easily do it x20 here since we don't (unless every symptoms)
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:57
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Thanks for your response. I am not sure. It seemed like they would reduce our salary or something along those lines if we weren't working our quota. I feel a little jammed since we've got to do the childcare and both work full time, so I'm trying to understand what it means if we work less. I understand that I am obligated to honor my contracts, but the current situation makes it quite difficult. I am sure that our movements will be further restricted soon.



Will people who can't work from home through no fault of their own stop getting paid? How is that looking?

Our company said that you have 3 days to arrange for alternative care. No mention of what happens if you cannot work.


Maybe just try to do your work even if that means doing it at different hours? When the kids are asleep?
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Brace yourself, something will be announced tonight
Another nonsense post with no facts. Stupid!!!!
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Old 18.03.2020, 18:02
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Hi all,

I'm posting this again because it got lost in the mix.



Anyone have any info for work at home parents? I have been asked to let my employer know how much I am actually able to work at home with my kids around. Can someone clarify for me what the implications of that might be?


I get that if I work less than contracted, that they would probably pay me less? I have tried to find alternate care but everything is closed, and all those who could help are older/immunocompromised, or still have to go to work. I will take this week to figure out what is a reasonable number of working hours given my circumstances.


Thanks in advance for any links, much appreciated. All the best to everyone.
Before answering them, you might want to make sure you have a good idea of what your children will be asked / expected to do at home in terms of school work, which you will probably be required to help them with (depending on the kids' ages, perhaps). I have a son in the 2nd class and today we had to go to the school and pick up a large bundle of papers that contains all of his daily classwork to do here at home, each day; and much of it requires our assistance.
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So, I just realised I made a mistake: It is median age and not average.

So, median age covid-19 positives Italy: 63 vs Switzerland: 51
(source BAG)

It seems Italy has a median age of 45.5 vs Switzerland 42.4
(source Wikipedia)



https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/it/home...rnational.html
When looking at Wiki best to look at the source of such data, very often it takes long time before wiki updates such. Their source gives currently 46.5 Median age for Italy.

But more factors contribute, in Italy old people are much more a part of society than in countries like Switzerland where a lot just get tossed in a home for the elderly or if they are home a visit to grandpa is often seen as a burden so they have much more contact with the younger generations and thus get more easily infected.
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Another nonsense post with no facts. Stupid!!!!
Are you envious that somebody is breaching your territory?
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yes each day. i think tonight will be announcement of full lockdown.
Is there a scheduled time for a press conference today?
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