Scott Morrison announces mass gathering bans for Australia

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    https://www.smh.com.au/national/cor...led-off-as-virus-spreads-20200313-p549ml.html

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    • The Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend has been cancelled, while football leagues face an uncertain fate
    • As of Monday, most gatherings with more than 500 people will be advised against (schools, universities and airports will remain open)
    • Wall Street had its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987 and the Australian Dollar crumbled
    • France joined dozens of countries in shutting all schools, Broadway theatres and Disneyland will temporarily close
     
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    The people in the pilot seat don’t know how to fly the plane.
     
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    The GP is still on apparently
     
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    Can uber survive this?
     
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    Fair enough...you are there. Keeps us posted.

    For the life of me I can't understand why they won't race even without the fans track side. Teams (well most) are here and the cost is already expensed re getting to Aust so why not race and get the TV revenue?
     
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    OK you were wright ,just didn't like your sauce if fox news
    This mornings paper said it was on
    SBS news just said it's cancelled
     
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    I've seen mentioned elsewhere, that the consequences of closing schools are one to think about. I heard mentioned that approximately 30% of nurses have school age kids. IF the kids are home the nurses are minding them. Too much to imagine that Scumo might be aware of this.

    Apart from anything else, mass closures are going to have impacts and consequences that have not been considered, let alone the economic impact and damage yet to be done. I think Italy is talking of halting mortgage payments such is the effect on the economy there. I fear that the clowns in charge here will make this all much worse than it has to be.
     
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    Was thinking about this too re call to close down the schools and knock on impact on working parents. As school terms wraps up for on 9 April in most states (earlier in Vic I think), I can envisage State Govt's in the next week or two bringing the end of the school term forward pre Easter (say late March) to minimise the impact on parents etc. Would still bugger up many families but maybe an option.
     
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    Just turned on the Aust / NZ ODI from the SCG. Just like watching a Sheffield Shield match...."the sound of no hands clapping".....quite strange but bat on ball sounds great!
     
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    It's stupid....

    Last night Parra and the Dogs tackled each other to stand still but no hand shakes after the game.

    Cricket players (fielding team) all handle the same ball, but slapping elbows when a wicket is taken.
     
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    As if we didn't know mass gatherings would be banned. Crikey!
     
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    Im looking forward to hearing the term "force majeure" entering into common parlance over the next few months.
     
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    Extreme public control measures enforced by the government restricting freedom ... and the sheeple rejoice.

    Were screwed.
     
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    This has been planned for a long time-the virus has been developed as well as tool to control the people... The new world order is coming...
     

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