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Coronavirus

Post by Keefyd » March 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm

With all the media coverage of the current epidemic, I thought it would be helpful to post some information on how the virus is currently being managed in Menorca.
There are currently three cases on the island and the background to there contagion is detailed in this article...

https://www.menorca.info/menorca/local/ ... edia-video

They are closing all schools and colleges on the Island from next Monday and today they have announced the closure of nightclubs, 'pubs', bingos and bookshops, and plan to reduce the planned capacity of all restaurants and bars to a third.

The towns are all very quiet, it seems everyone is staying at home. Shopkeepers in Mahon are particularly concerned about the lack of customers in an already declining town centre.

There are no restrictions on travel “yet”, but they are expected at some time soon.

Hotels and tourist establishments are already reporting upto 30% cancelled bookings for the 2020 season and have called for a suspension on the Ecotax, to help boost the market when it eventually recovers.
As many parts of the island relies solely on tourism, it doesn’t look good for the foreseeable future.

It seems that the good work done by jet2, to extend the season by starting flights a month earlier than normal, in April, may not materialise now, for this year at least.

There is some good news though, that there is plenty of loo roll in all the supermarkets 😂.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by kieronf » March 13th, 2020, 4:21 pm

Keefyd wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm
With all the media coverage of the current epidemic, I thought it would be helpful to post some information on how the virus is currently being managed in Menorca.
There are currently three cases on the island and the background to there contagion is detailed in this article...

https://www.menorca.info/menorca/local/ ... edia-video

They are closing all schools and colleges on the Island from next Monday and today they have announced the closure of nightclubs, 'pubs', bingos and bookshops, and plan to reduce the planned capacity of all restaurants and bars to a third.

The towns are all very quiet, it seems everyone is staying at home. Shopkeepers in Mahon are particularly concerned about the lack of customers in an already declining town centre.

There are no restrictions on travel “yet”, but they are expected at some time soon.

Hotels and tourist establishments are already reporting upto 30% cancelled bookings for the 2020 season and have called for a suspension on the Ecotax, to help boost the market when it eventually recovers.
As many parts of the island relies solely on tourism, it doesn’t look good for the foreseeable future.

It seems that the good work done by jet2, to extend the season by starting flights a month earlier than normal, in April, may not materialise now, for this year at least.

There is some good news though, that there is plenty of loo roll in all the supermarkets 😂.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bulwellian » March 15th, 2020, 10:02 am

Make that there were plenty of loo rolls until Saturday then in Ciutadella the panic began ,seems loo rolls and potatoes were the things to go for

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bulwellian » March 15th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Don't know if it's true but just been told by more than two people that as from tomorrow if your driving wher'ever legally under the new regulations there is only one person allowed in the vehicle or you need a medical certificate for the second person the fine is 600 euros ,this again I have been told has been reported in but I cannot find it in El Pais ,you cannot walk in the street together and must leave a metre between you and the person in front in a queue

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ireay » March 15th, 2020, 7:19 pm

My friend (on the island) was walking her dog with her husband and were stopped by the guardia civil and was told one of them had to go home. Things are moving fast

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Sue Adderley » March 16th, 2020, 6:14 pm

Yes, only one person at a time is allowed to walk the dog :???:

You're not allowed to visit family (unless they're dependents, vulnerable or disabled) and you're not allowed to visit friends.

You can't go for a run or take the kids to the park :eek:

You can travel to and from work or the doctors, pharmacy or shops, but these activities must be carried out individually, unless you're assisting a disabled person.

The one I found strange, was that of all the businesses that are allowed to remain open, hairdressers is included in the list :shock: I certainly wouldn't class having a hairdo a necessity, unless you look like Peter Stringfellow :lol:

Oh, and it's just been reported that another 3 cases have been confirmed on the island :sad:

Stay safe everyone!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Keefyd » March 16th, 2020, 8:59 pm

Hairdressers was removed from the “allowable” list on Saturday.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by kieronf » March 18th, 2020, 6:14 pm

One more new case announced by officials today -

A new case of coronavirus diagnosed in Menorca in 24 hours entered the Mateu Orfila, bringing the number of people infected on the Island to nine . This was announced at noon on Wednesday by the spokesman of the Balearic Government's coronavirus monitoring alert committee , Francesc Albertí.

Of the nine cases in Menorca, one (the tourist from Imserso) remains in the ICU stable within gravity, and another three are admitted to the Mateu Orfil hospital floor . To these must be added four people infected with home care and the hospital doctor, who was discharged.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by kieronf » March 20th, 2020, 1:54 pm

The maths doesn't seem to be adding up - there is one new reported case since yesterday (when the reported total was nine) yet today's official bulletin suggests there are now twelve cases on the island -

'Menorca has reached twelve positive cases for coronavirus this Friday, after a new case has been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, that of a patient who is admitted to the Mateu Orfila hospital floor. This was announced at noon this Friday by the spokesman for the Balearic Government's coronavirus monitoring alert committee , Francesc Albertí and the Governor's Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez.

Of the twelve cases in Menorca, diagnosed until 8:00 pm this Thursday, five remain hospitalized. One, the Imserso tourist, remains in the ICU and the remaining four are admitted to the Mateu Orfila hospital floor. Another six infected are isolated at home. And there have been no more patients discharged, apart from the hospital doctor who was the first infected in Menorca.'

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by kieronf » March 21st, 2020, 2:45 pm

Three new cases reported overnight bringing the official total to 15 -

"In Menorca there have been three new cases of coronavirus affected in the last few hours and there are currently seven people admitted to the Mateu Orfila Hospital , one of whom is in the ICU, where he remains stable within gravity.

On the other hand, there are also six people infected in their homes under surveillance by the UVAC.

There have been two hospital discharges, a new one from a patient who was on the ward, so the cumulative total of people affected by the coronavirus in Menorca is 15."

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