Back to the (Almost) Daily Selfie: Sue and I are in the pink of condition
So far so good: unless something unforeseen occurs, the residents can come out of their rooms tomorrow. Unfortunately, as of yesterday the other seniors residence in Perth has 21 patients and 8 staff confirmed. Shauna doesn't see how there could be any any cross-contamination to her residence since they have no workers who also work in the other residence. Her residents have also been quarantined for 2 weeks, so fingers crossed.
Frightening Figures Close to Home
The home in Almonte that I have spoken of is up to 16 deaths and 36 positive cases. I do not know whether the 16 deaths are part of the 36 or are in addition.
There is also a home right in our town that has been hit hard. Twenty-nine residents and 19 staff members have tested positive, and 2 have died.
Both of these places are older facilities with older and more vulnerable occupants. In fact, the second one is already about to construct a brand new facility. But I imagine that the whole system will come under significant scrutiny post-apocalypse.
After waiting for 2 weeks for our turn, we picked up a very big order yesterday. They nailed it completely. We, on the other hand, missed a few things, but they will be gathered by our helper-shopper, Tash, later today or tomorrow.
Then, I stayed up past midnight in order to grab the next spot that opened up — in 2 weeks, April 27.
Hopefully, we can keep up a regular, two-week rhythm with the grocery store from now on, and with Tash filling in on the week in between.
New Zealand has done well, but the UK and USA not so much.
Speaking of the UK, they are being pretty proactive now. Last evening, I watched a photography podcast from Ireland; they are to keep outings to a 2 km range, which is only a little more than a mile. That is for walking, but they should only drive to grocery stores, medical appointments etc. That is pretty strict, but it is a smaller and more crowded space.