Covid daily update – second day with no new cases

No new cases today, for the second day in a row,

1 probable case has now been ruled out so the total cases has dropped by 1. Total now 1486.

4 people in hospital, none in ICU.

1302 are now recovered.

No more deaths.

More  “we need to stay the course and not squander what we have achieved” etc

Dr Bloomfield talks about exemptions specifically in relation to the court judgment that found a man was incorrectly declined an exemption to see his dying father.

All declined cases are now being reviewed by different people  than those who made the original decisions. That will raise hopes for some, and may well disappoint at least some of them.

Now Jacinda Ardern is giving a ra-ra speech and also warns against doing anything that risks ‘snatching victory’ from us.

“Lets double down this week”.

Etc etc.

She will refer to her contact with the Australian National Cabinet on a big bubble between countries. She didn’t really say very much about it, I drifted off. I gather she will be saying more later in the day – the National Cabinet is still meeting.

Even in Australia there are domestic travel restrictions, so it’s likely to take a while before we can fly across the ditch.

Quite a few questions on the dying relative issue. Not much new, just that it’s been difficult and all declined cases will be reviewed as quickly as possible.

For the sixth time State of National Emergency extended for another 7 days.

 

 

 

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28 Comments

  1. Fight4nz

     /  5th May 2020

    Any mention of reducing Alert Levels regionally? Really struggling to see any reason not to where there have been zero cases for weeks.

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    • I think yesterday Bloomfield said regional variations were unlikely at this stage.

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    • Pink David

       /  5th May 2020

      “Really struggling to see any reason not to where there have been zero cases for weeks.”

      Stop trying to think for yourself and do what you are told.

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    • David

       /  5th May 2020

      She said no, she has absolute zero risk tolerance for any political setbacks

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      • David and Pink David; write out 1,000,000 times in a good, clear hand ‘I must not question our Dear Leader’s decisions.’ and hand it in to the Beehive before the end of school tomorrow, That goes for you, too, Fight.

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        • Duker

           /  5th May 2020

          the media are full of stories by angry bees questioning the PMs decisions…… just the opposite to ‘must not’

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    • duperez

       /  5th May 2020

      Northland would be a goer as a region to have a reduced Alert Level. Geographically it wouldn’t be the most difficult with separation by a line across the country.

      No-one allowed in. Anyone who crosses the line would only be able to come back when other regions are at the same level.

      There is a work force to ‘person the border.’ (A man named Hone has experience.)

      Naturally there would be drama, controversy and perceived inequality. “We’re on the next farm and are not free, it’s not fair, we always go north to shop and now we can’t.” etc.

      That in itself would provide plenty of sport and diversion. 🙃

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      • We were told that there would be geographical reductions. More fools us for believing it. This was probably said to keep the children quiet.

        Wanganui has no cases and hasn’t had for ages, if at all. Are they being released? Need I ask ?

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        • PDTs, we were told that about the regional loosening of restrictions. No, I can’t remember which day it was. But it was not true. So why say it and get people’s hopes up ?

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          • Gezza

             /  5th May 2020

            Who told us, Kitty – and when?
            Not saying you’re wrong, & I’m skipping a lot of news these days, but that’s not ringing any bells with me.

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            • Blazer

               /  5th May 2020

              ‘None of your business. For once you’ll have to accept that someone isn’t a liar.I know that you have difficulty with this concept, but that’s your hard luck.’ 🙂

            • Gezza

               /  6th May 2020

              Thanks B. I can certainly accept that someone isn’t a liar when they can’t remember or find & link to exactly where they saw or read something that they know – or believe – they saw somewhere on tv or or in an online news source. If I feel that I know the person well enuf to believe them.

              I must say – it’s a surprise, but oddly gratifying, to see you speaking up in Kitty’s defence like this.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  5th May 2020

      Would have been nice if they stopped behaving as though the levels had been given to Moses by God and modified them according to actual science as to what is a risk and what is not.

      That would be a lot better for everyone but is far too sensible for New Zealanders.

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  2. David

     /  5th May 2020

    I am a little annoyed that she has delayed the move to level 2 to Wednesday at midnight not Monday so she can base her ra ra speech around a neat 7 weeks soundbite, sounds much better than saying 6 and 3/4.
    Its another case of her obliviousness to business and more of a focus on her political messaging and speech writing. At least it will play well for her international audience.

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    • Duker

       /  5th May 2020

      ” more of a focus on her political messaging and speech writing.”
      You mean like Trump and Johnson do…guess how that turned out for them as opposed to NZ
      Going to be 100k dead for one and 40k dead for the other

      The zero cases are due to more to level 4 than level 3, beware the second wave of infection

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      • David

         /  5th May 2020

        No I didnt mean like Trump or Johnson what a bloody stupid thing to say. I wasnt comparing it to the moon landing or Trudeaus blackface either which is as relevant as your comment.
        Where is the 2nd wave going to come from given we only had a ripple in the 1st one and there are no new cases. Where in your fantasy world would a 2nd wave possibly come from at this point in time.
        Drinking Arderns koolaid.

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        • Ardern will have to do a balancing act. No new cases, so the virus is contained, but we still can’t have our normal lives back. If the virus is eliminated, why are we still having restrictions ? What’s the point if nio one has it ?

          I can’t see a 2nd wave here; who’s going to be spreading it if no one has it ?

          I see idiots wearing masks in an area where there hasn’t been a single case. They even wear them in cars.

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          • duperez

             /  5th May 2020

            Ardern will have to do a balancing act? Nothing new. Just breathing is a balancing act, and anything past it. Someone takes a photo so she’s posing for the camera, doing PR. If no-one’s taking a photo she’s doing nothing, she’s hiding, she’s the laziest PM we’ve ever had.

            I have to admit that before 2020 whenever I’d been somewhere and seen someone wearing a face mask I haven’t thought them to be an idiot. I trust you haven’t gone up to them and told them they’re idiots. Or told them there isn’t a single case in the area. You simply don’t know that.

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            • I do know that there are no cases; it’s one of the areas where there never have been. Testing has been done and not one case found.

              No, I haven’t told the idiots who think that their mask will protect them from a virus that isn’t here and has only 180 cases nationwide that they are idiots. It’s their money, not mine, that they are wasting.

            • Blazer

               /  5th May 2020

              ‘ do know that there are no cases; it’s one of the areas where there never have been. Testing has been done and not one case found.’

              drum roll…and that area is???

            • None of your business. For once you’ll have to accept that someone isn’t a liar.I know that you have difficulty with this concept, but that’s your hard luck.

            • Blazer

               /  5th May 2020

              making shit up as…usual.

            • Gezza

               /  5th May 2020

              What area of Aucks do you live in, B, out of mild interest?

        • Duker

           /  5th May 2020

          Where is the second wave going to come from …silly boy
          “Singapore should be a warning to us. They had COVID under excellent control. Now it’s out of control: 728 new cases yesterday. ”

          You only need one or 2 cases undetected …. lots of people asymptomatic but they can pass it on to others and virtually no lockdown restrictions means it spreads like wildfire.

          As the Covid testing regime is based on HAVING SYMPTOMS… of course its not going to detect those asymptomatic people. ( plus false negatives wont show)

          I know they have been doing semi random testing to get a handle on the hidden cases , which are the key to statistically determine if we have ‘eliminated’
          This probably why the time delay to next week , to give space for the latest ‘random’ tests to be analysed.

          https://www.statschat.org.nz/2020/04/18/prevalence-estimation-is-it-out-there/

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          • Duker

             /  5th May 2020

            remember all this started from a single viral particle from a bat…I would hate to think there will be a different nastier particle next year

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            • As the cases were traceable, I think that the mass house arrest was irrelevant. None were community transmission before L4.

            • 1 person woulf have their work cut out to infect the entire country,

              Are we to be under house arrest indefinitely on the chance that there might be one person with it ? Not to mention businesses closing, hospitals almost empty, doctors’ surgeries in lockdown, no travel even within the country,,,,,

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