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Yesterday I ate at a Nepali restaurant. They have stopped the lunchtime warm buffer, but still have the salad buffet. It was a good salad. I chatted to the owner later and told him surely the buffet was high risk.

 

He told me his insurance will not allow him to close down. The bus drivers have to accept money from the passengers. surely paper cash is the worst infect vector?

 

Finland has no policy, and the discussion here is enlightening to foreigners currently in Finland

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2 minutes ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

The bus drivers have to accept money from the passengers. surely paper cash is the worst infect vector?

Bus drivers in Berlin stopped selling tickets last week. The driver's compartment is protected by red-and-white striped "DO NOT CROSS" tape.

 

People now have to board the bus using the back and middle doors and have to get their tickets through other means.

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2 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

So are the ticket controllers considered essential workers now? Seems like a very risky job at the moment.

No idea. It's possible.

 

Berlin actually made the change in the opposite direction a few years ago, requiring everyone to board at the front of the bus and show their ticket to the driver. As a result, all the ticket controllers were taken off the bus lines and patrolled the subway instead. No idea if they'll reallocate them now, or if they're even still working.

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9 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

So are the ticket controllers considered essential workers now? Seems like a very risky job at the moment.

 

DB have stopped ticket control on regional trains.  Suspect this is more widespread, but perhaps do not want people to feel confident about it, for obvious reasons.  

 

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3 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

So are the ticket controllers considered essential workers now? Seems like a very risky job at the moment.

 

I called the MVG hotline yesterday about that and suggested they got rid of the flap protecting the output slot...

The "easy"-function is a good thing since the touch-screen isn't operable with gloves...

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44 minutes ago, MikeMelga said:

Yes, but my advice to her was simple: don´t give the boss the information about cancer, because he could dismiss it, as previous cancer per se is in most cases not a valid reason.

 

You've got owned by @jeba so hard and now you are steering the boat in a new direction to prove how you were never wrong.  Too bad you are just lying because your said something completely different.  

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Surely they should just make public transport free or uncontrolled. Even if you buy your ticket from the automat, you're touching s screen touched by 100 other people. And 5 minutes later you touch your face before you geting a chance to wash your hands

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4 minutes ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

Even if you buy your ticket from the automat, you're touching s screen touched by 100 other people. And 5 minutes later you touch your face before you geting a chance to wash your hands

 

Maybe it is a good idea to carry one of those "touch screen pens" around.

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Just now, Krieg said:

 

Maybe it is a good idea to carry one of those "touch screen pens" around.

 

They won't necessarily work there.

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Oh - yes: You're wearing gloves? Excellent!

 

You want to order a green light for safely crossing the street? - Err...

 

There's a button underneath the touch-pad. Even at most "blinds only" signals.

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7 minutes ago, Sannerl said:

 

They won't necessarily work there.

 

There are two touch screen technologies, resistive (old) and capacitive, worse case carry carry two.  There are gloves that work with resistive ones, but at the end it will be like touching with your hands.

 

3 minutes ago, Sannerl said:

Oh - yes: You're wearing gloves? Excellent!

 

You want to order a green light for safely crossing the street? - Err...

 

There's a button underneath the touch-pad. Even at most "blinds only" signals.

 

It is clear that we did many "wrong" things, so we should try to find solutions.   At least in Germany most of those green light buttons are only to produce sound for the blind and not to request the green.   Not good for the blind of course.

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3 minutes ago, Krieg said:

 

There are two touch screen technologies, resistive (old) and capacitive, worse case carry carry two.  There are gloves that work with resistive ones, but at the end it will be like touching with your hands.

 

 

It is clear that we did many "wrong" things, so we should try to find solutions.   At least in Germany most of those green light buttons are only to produce sound for the blind and not to request the green.   Not good for the blind of course.

 

Nope; they really request the green light here in Munich. - It takes a long time and may be too short lasting, but still...

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20 minutes ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

Surely they should just make public transport free or uncontrolled. Even if you buy your ticket from the automat, you're touching s screen touched by 100 other people. And 5 minutes later you touch your face before you geting a chance to wash your hands

I thought this but then thought that would probably encourage more people to go out

Oh p transport is free then it must be OK etc

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I honestly have no idea what to delete.  Please stay somewhat on topic, everybody, and abuse each other in your PMs instead :) 

 

jokingnotjokingnoreallyjokingbutami?yesprobably

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2 hours ago, yesterday said:

 

this is a good idea  I have asthma I have tried about 30 times in the last day and a half to contact my doctor to get a sick note, but the line is permanently busy.

 

My company still has wants me to work were possible, for that I use a company laptop from home. There is only so much I can do without access to some hardware I need at my work place. With out a sick note I am still expected to do my work - without the hardware I need I cannot do that and I cannot get a sick note either 

So what I I expected to do ???

 

 

Keep trying? I had to call like 70+ times non-stop last week to reach my doctor...

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Practically all MDs are currently either engaged with Corona patients or preparing for it: hospitals have been emptied of other patients and are not accepting more (except emergency cases, obviously) , preparation courses for specialists in the diverse areas that take place besides the normal shifts, replacing colleagues with a cold while they get tested for Corona, etc.  

 

Add to that a population that is used to call and consult a doctor  for any possible reason in normal circumstances. it’s not easy for any of them at the moment and obviously not easy for non-urgent patients.

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5 hours ago, kiplette said:

My favourite was that we can't keep them at home for long enough. :lol:

 

I dunno, keeping the cat inside is tricky, but the kids - not so much - sufficient food, bog roll, obviously, and internet and all is good here. I got hissed at when I let the light in at 10.00 this morning because the night dwelling creature on the sofa was not sufficiently shielded from the damaging rays of the Bright Thing. I'd say we're good to keep them in for at least 10 years.

 

Apart from this admittedly large failing with the Coronaparties, I see Krieg's point that jeba has been much more sensible than ever before on this, and has said some helpful stuff.

 

 

I haven't seen any teenagers out and about since at least last Thursday and I usually see them hanging around outside the Jugendhaus, swimming baths and the Stadtpark. I pass these places every day at least twice with the dog. So are they all inside now despite the sunny weather? 

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