Neighbourhood 18  by golftragic

Neighbourhood 18

Hand sanitiser at the door, wipes for trolley/basket handles and one-way doors. Welcome to the COVID-19 world.
Tells the story well. Gives a grim spin being in b&w
May 18th, 2020  
Cool candid capture and perfect example of the current message being bandied about worldwide
May 18th, 2020  
Yep, same here except that you get sanitised when you leave the shops as well.
May 18th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Often the same here too. I went to three places this arvo, three inbound sanitisers, 2 trolley/basket wipes (in and out), two outbound sanitisers, plus each time with the sanitiser I have in the car! Can't be any germ/virus surviving on my hands!!
May 18th, 2020  
@joysabin Yes, but all this is oh so necessary.
May 18th, 2020  
@salza Thanks Sally, I'm trying to get a good range of shots of these times.
May 18th, 2020  
It's our new world :)
May 18th, 2020  
Nice reflections
May 18th, 2020  
Ive been sanitized six times today too. Rather than than catch Covid. I can't see it ending soon
May 18th, 2020  
nice
May 18th, 2020  
Great story telling photo
May 18th, 2020  
This could have been taken in the UK this afternoon!
May 18th, 2020  
Same everywhere Marnie! Nice photo for our collection of these strange times. Hopefully
May 18th, 2020  
@gilbertwood Yeah, would you believe I've noticed that??
May 19th, 2020  
May 19th, 2020  
@onewing Oh yes, couldn't agree more Babs. I'll bathe in the stuff if need be.
May 19th, 2020  
@fbailey I can well believe that. So far Oz has done well in terms of containing this virus, 'only' 99 deaths to date (population 24.7mill).
May 19th, 2020  
@caterina Stay safe, my friend.
May 19th, 2020  
It does seem surreal doesn’t it?
May 19th, 2020  
It tells a story that would have been unbelievable a few months ago. :)
May 19th, 2020  
It is similar to ours. But now there are no special staff at the front door. Information signs and self-service for disinfection.
Stay healthy!
May 19th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Sure does Jane.
May 19th, 2020  
@robz Certainly does Rob.
May 19th, 2020  
@jerome I find it very interesting to compare how the restrictions differ between different countries. So much hand sanitiser in stores here that if you go to several you might just as well bathe in it.
May 19th, 2020  
@golftragic Breaking news just now- almost 40k have died in England & Wales up to 8 May ...
May 19th, 2020  
@fbailey That's a ghastly total FB, tragic stuff. We've just had the 100th death, and once again a returned traveller was the source. Interesting comparison between Oz and Sweden, we had serious restrictions, including border closures (national and state) slapped on us very early. Sweden has had very few and fairly light restrictions. Population of Australia is 24.7 million, deaths: 100. Sweden's population 10.4 million, deaths nearly four thousand.
May 20th, 2020  
@golftragic Your govt got it right! The stuff of nightmares and it's not over yet.
May 20th, 2020  
@fbailey Our PM was lagging a bit at the outset but the Premiers of the two most populous states (Victoria and NSW) were very quick off the mark and very decisive even though one is Labour and the other Liberal (conservative). Their swift actions forced the PM's hand but once he got rolling he's been (mostly) OK. One other thing that's been very effective is the formation of a so-called National Cabinet comprising the PM and all the Premiers (of states) and Chief Officers (of the two Territories). That seems to have worked pretty well despite a few hiccups. Unfortunately politics reared its ugly head in that the PM refused to include the Leader of the Opposition to sit on the National Cabinet. I guess you can't have everything.
May 21st, 2020  
@fbailey Stay safe!!!
May 21st, 2020  
@golftragic I don't think ours has done too badly given the ferocity of the virus. They've come in for a lot of flak but once Lombardy issued warnings they moved with speed. The Nightingale was constructed v quickly (emergency multi bed hospital in London) and now there's criticism it's not been used. I think it's a case of being condemned either way. Boris having contracted Covid and recovered has made him champion the NHS even more. They were a little slow implementing lockdown but they were very quick offering financial assistance. The death rate is appalling, the impending recession hangs over everyone but I do believe they have done their damndest in a scenario that was beyond anyone's nightmares. At least Boris isn't saying 'it's flu, jump in the sauna with a vodka bottle' or suggesting injections of disinfectant ...
May 21st, 2020  
@golftragic You too please!
May 21st, 2020  
That's quite clever to print it on a vest as a statement that is made quietly -- but efficiently. I still can't imagine going out into stores, given our situation here.
May 23rd, 2020  
Strange reality, like from horror movie.
May 28th, 2020  
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