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Old 12th February 2020, 02:49 AM
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Has anybody heard of the Coronavirus disease being spread there? With all the Chinese people coming to the Philippines I would think to be very dangerous. What safety measures are being taken there to not spread the virus?

I wanted to travel back there in a month but I am afraid to fly with all the Chinese people on the planes and in the Philippines.

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Old 12th February 2020, 04:33 AM
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Art as far as I know all flights originating from China and Honk Kong are blocked and you are correct there are a lot of Chinese here but so far I haven't' heard of any major outbreaks, all the people that contacted the virus plus those they came in contact with have been quarantined and the citizens coming from China are quarantined two weeks.

For sure you have some valid concerns.

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Ben Tells me that I need a direct flight,,,, always do any way but he also advised that flights from Singapore were blocked to Manila, he also advises 2 surgical masks, one for leaving Brisbane and one for Manila, scaremongering from my better half or a valid concern?

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Old 12th February 2020, 05:13 AM
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Art, from memory yesterday Ben told me there were only 2 cases in PH. a lot less than Oz given the population differences.

https://tinyurl.com/uh7kq55

Tightening the borders all over will help. I too have concerns as I hope to return to PH. in the next 2 weeks.

Cheers, Steve.

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Ben Tells me that I need a direct flight,,,, always do any way but he also advised that flights from Singapore were blocked to Manila, he also advises 2 surgical masks, one for leaving Brisbane and one for Manila, scaremongering from my better half or a valid concern?

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The news makes it clear that the mask won't keep you from getting the virus so that was a shocker to me and I still wear the mask when using public transportation. https://www.allure.com/story/coronav...-surgical-mask

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The news makes it clear that the mask won't keep you from getting the virus so that was a shocker to me and I still wear the mask when using public transportation. https://www.allure.com/story/coronav...-surgical-mask
LOL Mark. Then no mask and just suck it and see, we all have to die eventually. Bus, electrocution or a heart attack.

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LOL Mark. Then no mask and just suck it and see, we all have to die eventually. Bus, electrocution or a heart attack.

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I'll be wearing my face mask on Friday when I travel to my bank and just about everyone else is wearing one. taking my wife out for Valentines Day.

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The standard paper mask is more of a sneeze guard. It is better for the people around you, if you are sick. It does almost nothing to protect you. They are ok as a dust mask (that why so amny people wear them on jeepneys)

As far as corona goes, there have only been 3 reported cases, last I heard. So not a bit deal here... yet...

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I might wear a military gas mask. Would that keep out the Corona viruis? haha

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I might wear a military gas mask. Would that keep out the Corona viruis? haha

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That is funny, I had a gas mask and cartridges that I was issued just two years before I retired and for sure that should work but Montezuma's revenge could get you here LOL... you're just not safe no matter how you look at it Art LOL.

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