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    #61
    Nihopaloa You stay safe too.

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      #62
      Fremen That's awesome!

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        #63
        I was in funk for a minute but I just pray and deal with it.

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          #64
          Here in Russia we have a nice mix of clever and stupid decisions being made by authorities and locals at the same time. The quarantine is now very strict, especially in Moscow, where I live, and some regions are even closed from the outer world. I am not in a group of risk, yet my grandparents whom I live with are, as well as my mother who has been an avid smoker since her youth. Staying at home is not a problem, we've prepared a stock of some essential supplies such as flour, pasta, buckweat and the infamous toilet paper
          Yet I have to go to supermarket from time to time in order to buy some milk, eggs and stuff like that. I really try to make it safer by shopping when the number of people there is low, plus I wear a sort of a mask made from cheesecloth and wash hands all the time (we have antiseptic dispensers installed in the local supermarket).

          The number of cases is growing really fast now, though at first it seemed like we'll stay aside from pandemic. The medics tried to rapidly quarantine everybody with a virus, but now it has become very difficult and many guys from medical stuff are now infected too.

          What is, as I've said, stupid, is that many people here regarded the first week of quarantine as a sort of holiday and went on picnics with friends (the weather was fine before Monday), making themselves an ideal target for the virus. It's also even more silly, because the same people overwhelmed supermarkets long before the quarantine was established, dragging anything eatable they could (there were some shortages at a time which created a case for memes), albeit these lads obviously were not like restricting themselves from spending time outdoors. It is such a shame that people severely underestimated the danger regarding it as a new sort of flu. For example, there was some stupid video advice like protecting yourself from coronavirus with alcohol (time for a joke about vodka)

          Now there is a wide media campaign agitating people to stay at homes in safety, while the government is building a network of ad hoc hospitals across the country and stricting laws against those who infect others like that dumb guy from Syktyvkar. And, what's kinda fun, though we're staying at home until the end of April at least, the government ordered to pay salaries anyway. Obviously, the economy won't benefit from this, and that's another concern among many of us here.

          Anyway, I am pleased with the opportunity to stay at home and do what I like, as there are days-off for the students of my university now. Guys from the study office even went as far as planning to hold the summer exams completely online. Can't imagine how it would work. By the way, studying via the Internet is really a lot easier, I even stay in bed during online classes

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            #65
            [QUOTE=ThreeHens;n673808]

            What is, as I've said, stupid, is that many people here regarded the first week of quarantine as a sort of holiday and went on picnics with friends (the weather was fine before Monday), making themselves an ideal target for the virus. It's also even more silly, [\QUOTE]

            The same in Italy.

            [QUOTE] overwhelmed supermarkets long before the quarantine was established, dragging anything eatable they could (there were some shortages at a time which created a case for memes), albeit these lads obviously were not like restricting themselves from spending time outdoors. [\QUOTE]

            First week in Italy there are 2 type of behaviours: (i) people who take everything from the markets and (ii) the ones who went to the markets 3-4 times in a day only to have a motivation to go outside their house.
            Lucky, such behaviours are decreasing rapidly, because the market and supermarket have no problems about supplies.


            [QUOTE] It is such a shame that people severely underestimated the danger regarding it as a new sort of flu. For example, there was some stupid video advice like protecting yourself from coronavirus with alcohol (time for a joke about vodka) [\QUOTE]

            I think that the number of fake news are growing everywhere and they are dangerous.

            Obviously, the economy won't benefit from this, and that's another concern among many of us here.
            The economy during this pandemia problem and after that is a big problem.

            . Guys from the study office even went as far as planning to hold the summer exams completely online. Can't imagine how it would work. By the way, studying via the Internet is really a lot easier, I even stay in bed during online classes
            From my experience, recording university classes without university structure is very difficult. I have to redesign all the lesson and their structur. It's very urder to teach to my students the art of programming without a real-time interaction.

            In Italy, the university have define a set of protocols for online examinations, all the university has an own one that is different from the other ones. I do not do yet an online examination and I hope that there will no technical problems. It will be a "brave new" experience




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              #66
              thepresident, well, looks like your universities are prepared better, since they already have some platforms for exams. Meantime, this case was the first major switch to studying online in my country, and many universities obviously had neither experience nor equipment and tools for it (there are still lots of old-fashion Soviet-style educational structures here). This is not the case with mine, which pretends to be the most technically advanced in Russia, and that's pretty fair, but I still can't see the way to hold an online language exam, though usual language classes are quite easy to organise via the Internet.

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