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Boris to make a statement at 20:30 tonight. Seeing as 98% of the shops in my town center were closed today, just takeaways and Supermarkets open, I assume they are all bracing for lock down being announced.

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My mum had an Easter Egg for each of us delivered.  On day 5 of quarantine it tasted like the best chocolate I've ever eaten.

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22 minutes ago, Lion_of_the_Midlands said:

Gregg's is shutting tomorrow. 

There’s a new one at a petrol station round the corner from where I live. It opened today. Surely the Head Office knew they were going to make this decision and they could’ve postponed opening it? 

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Along with everyone else I've spoken to (via text) my money's on a lockdown. Hell, if all the fast food places are closing what's the point in anything else?

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5 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

There’s a new one at a petrol station round the corner from where I live. It opened today. Surely the Head Office knew they were going to make this decision and they could’ve postponed opening it? 

Because I'm a fat bastard and use the Gregg's app you have to give an email address to use it. Had an email this evening to say they were closing. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, WyattSheepMask said:

There’s a new one at a petrol station round the corner from where I live. It opened today. Surely the Head Office knew they were going to make this decision and they could’ve postponed opening it? 

Probs just a logistics thing. Get everything ready and in order for when normality restores.
The morning ARSE says “as you were everyone” then they will be ready to go, with the 1000’s queued up around the block, itching for a bake. I imagine first day pasty sales post-lockdown will be fairly massive.

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Now i may be completely wrong on this so please correct me if I am, but don't the number of new cases that it's rising by each day have to be taken with a pinch of salt in a way?

Isn't it all relative to the amount of people who are being tested? So say they announce one day that there were 45 new cases and the next day there are 400. It wouldn't necessarily be a sudden surge in cases as the second day could have had 20 times more people tested than the first day, so of course the second day number would be higher.

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59 minutes ago, Hannibal Scorch said:

Boris

STOP CALLING HIM BORIS. 

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49 minutes ago, Wideload90 said:

Along with everyone else I've spoken to (via text) my money's on a lockdown. Hell, if all the fast food places are closing what's the point in anything else?

For a government that wants people to stay dispersed at all times, shutting down everything so that the only place you can get anything to eat frrom is a supermarket is a horrible fucking idea. Especially as all of the major supermarket delivery slots and click/collect are fully booked until Easter. The shot of the Hull Tescos, as irritable as one may find it, may be more of a sign of what's to come.

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Would local shops be exempt? One five minutes from my house and surely it would be counter productive to shut them and essentially herd people into the local ASDA.

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43 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

Now i may be completely wrong on this so please correct me if I am, but don't the number of new cases that it's rising by each day have to be taken with a pinch of salt in a way?

Isn't it all relative to the amount of people who are being tested? So say they announce one day that there were 45 new cases and the next day there are 400. It wouldn't necessarily be a sudden surge in cases as the second day could have had 20 times more people tested than the first day, so of course the second day number would be higher.

Isn’t it a case if they aren’t testing everyone as they don’t have the kits and are only testing people once they end up in hospital? The amount of people who have it but won’t even be tested it massive. 

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11 minutes ago, The King Of Swing said:

Would local shops be exempt? One five minutes from my house and surely it would be counter productive to shut them and essentially herd people into the local ASDA.

My guess is anywhere that sells food/basics will be kept open. Makes no sense to close down the small local shops.

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If this announcement is to declare a countrywide lockdown then I'm done making any assumptions. I'm certain it will just be stricter procedures in place with more enforcements on closing places and limiting gatherings. I doubt very much they're placing us on lockdown yet. 

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11 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Isn’t it a case if they aren’t testing everyone as they don’t have the kits and are only testing people once they end up in hospital? The amount of people who have it but won’t even be tested it massive. 

I think I read they're looking into a test for whether you've already had it to try and get more accurate information. 

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14 minutes ago, seph said:

For a government that wants people to stay dispersed at all times, shutting down everything so that the only place you can get anything to eat frrom is a supermarket is a horrible fucking idea. Especially as all of the major supermarket delivery slots and click/collect are fully booked until Easter. The shot of the Hull Tescos, as irritable as one may find it, may be more of a sign of what's to come.

An Italian workmate told me that the way it works over there is that they are limiting the amount of people allowed in a shop at one time, and the Police and the Army are enforcing it. A woman from Bulgaria said it was the same thing over there too.

Neither of them could understand why we aren't doing it here yet.

It's fucking horrific that I'm actually welcoming a lockdown. People round here just aren't taking things seriously at all. A chippy decided to sell Fish Suppers for £2 so loads of dickheads were queuing all the way up the street. It's not even a GOOD chippy.

The frighting thing is how long any lockdown is going to last. I'm not sure I trust *this* Government to relinquish any sort of power, especially when we've still got a no deal Brexit to look forward to.

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