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Australia Border enforced isolation 12am Monday

Old 15th Mar 2020, 03:40
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Australia Border enforced isolation 12am Monday

Effective 12am this evening. This will be law also.

Self isolation compulsory for all international arrivals for 14 days from midnight. To be reviewed weekly. Analysts expect minimum 30 days. Realistic expectation is 60-90 days.

Will effectively shut down Trans Tasman flights. As seen with EU/US, there will be a large influx of people wanting to get home.


Still not much info if this is relative to Air Crew.

The states will be responsible for those laws surrounding those who wish to break 14 day quarantine. However, I am sure A Current Affair and Social Media will have a field day with exposing those who even try.

Whilst inbound International Tourism is now obviously dead, it will be interesting to see the impact on Domestic Tourism. VA and QF can wear the higher margin Corporate traffic. JQ is obviously largely at risk here. Markets like Cairns/Gold Coast will be of interest. Tiger is obviously either going to be closed or temporary grounded.

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Old 15th Mar 2020, 03:51
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Well that stops tourism.
No point coming if you have to isolate.
Guess immigration will ask tourists their isolation plans and if not satisfied back you go.

Returning residents won’t reliably quarantine themselves. But they won’t be travelling themselves
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 03:55
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Well that stops tourism.
No point coming if you have to isolate.
Guess immigration will ask tourists their isolation plans and if not satisfied back you go.

Returning residents wonít reliably quarantine themselves. But they wonít be travelling themselves
Well if they donít, they will be charged, considering the hype surrounding this virus I'm sure there wouldnít be a shortage of citizens keeping others honest. Government fast tracking a law tonight maximum penalty could be imprisonment.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 03:57
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It ain’t hype. Trust me.

comments that this was an overreaction will not age well.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:01
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About 6-8 weeks too late. Better than nothing I suppose however already a large number of cases in Australia.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:11
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Will there be an exception for air crew?
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:22
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Will there be an exception for air crew?
It won't matter the airlines won't be flying empty aircraft for very long....standby for "stand down" clauses to be implemented.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:34
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Others counties will quickly follow this.
add to this US travel is going to banned any day now. effectively suspending all international flying.
how many pilots does Qantas have on international.? could be a long time not flying.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:54
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So does this mean all the international students hanging out in various parts of the world “self isolating” will have to self isolate upon arrival?

As for Australian domestic tourism, might be time to have some staycations and see what Australia has to offer.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 04:58
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Might as well close the borders all together. As if people are going to self isolate. Impossible to police.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:05
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Read this if you think this initiative is over the top.

do you think Italy wishes it could replay the last 2 weeks?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/...mpression=true
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:11
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Domestic tourism...tick. But donít rule out entire city isolation requirements from domestic arrivals.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:19
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It's amazing that this bogan country wants to whinge and whine and push-back on measures that will attempt to stop us becoming another Italy or Spain and shortly France.

Let's not be selfish and take this seriously and not fool ourselves. It reminds me of those who disobeyed the mandatory evacuations in the recent fires and then expected to be "rescued" by others..
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:25
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Let’s just hope ppl listen, self isolate. Those who were going to travel over seas I hope they decide to fly within Australia. All our Jobs depend on that our pockets are only so deep before jobs start being affected.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:28
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Seeing that we have been advised to have 2 weeks of supplies on hand at any one time until further notice I was astounded to see how little stock my local Woolworths in Melbourne has. The frozen food section has been decimated. I can understand the dry goods area taking a hiding.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:31
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If it keeps going expected domestic aviation to be restricted next.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:33
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Read this if you think this initiative is over the top.

do you think Italy wishes it could replay the last 2 weeks?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/...mpression=true

well we are only a few weeks behind Italy. We went from 200 to 250 cases overnight. Or 25% increase. We have been tracking other countries growth of around 20% a day. Now we have reached a reasonably large number, the increase will be noticeable. After all 20% of 10 is only 2. Nobody notices. But now... numbers will double every 5 days or so. 5 days, 500, 10 days , 1,000. 40 days, 64,000.

now you know why these actions are being taken.

things are going to get very ugly very quickly. For airlines, hotels, restaurants, and when like Italy and France they close all shops...

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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:39
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Seeing that we have been advised to have 2 weeks of supplies on hand at any one time until further notice I was astounded to see how little stock my local Woolworths in Melbourne has. The frozen food section has been decimated. I can understand the dry goods area taking a hiding.
Where is your advice from...some one on Facebook? Here is the real advice from the authorities...
The advice from Australia's health authorities to shoppers spooked by endless empty supermarket shelves and images of overflowing trolleys is to have a few days worth of food - but no more.

Australia's chief medical officer Brendan Murphy on Sunday called for 'sensible' purchasing of necessities in the wake of self-isolation fears, as supermarkets across the country struggle to restock.

"For most people we don't want to encourage major panic buying at the moment," he told ABC's Insiders program on Sunday morning.


"We've seen that with the supermarket chains. But I think it is probably sensible to have a few days of supply."
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:45
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Preventing community spread is a far more effective measure than closing borders. That is what China focussed on in the Wuhan area and the results have been excellent.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 05:57
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This whole travel ban is insane. How can you stop giving the virus to someone if they already have it.In a couple of weeks thousands and millions will have this virus worldwide. Sorry you can't come into my country because you may have the virus. Totally insane.
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