coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue May 12, 2020 9:45 am

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Mon May 11, 2020 11:16 pm
I have seen some graphs, but not lately. However, the amount of tests carried out are mentioned everyday so it is just a question of gathering the info. When the numbers went up about a week ago, it was not purely related to more testing. Like testing went up with factor 2, but positives with factor 3...Haven't checked the last few days.
I think this week will show where we are at. Today's numbers were from a Sunday, but still above 1k. And as Britkid mentioned, then the increase in positive cases starting over a week ago should now start to be reflected in load on hospitals and subsequent deaths.
I posted that a while ago.

They expanded the number of people to include people in institutions and immediate contacts. they also expanded to include anyone presenting at a clinic with any symptoms at all, assuming that influenza and colds have essentially disappeared.

what is new yesterday was they have added more labs, to over 70 now.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue May 12, 2020 9:55 am

people NO MORE LINKS TO CRACKPOT NUT JOBS pushing bullshit conspiracy theories.

there is this big thing called the internet full of websites that like that crap.

Not here.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by MikieO » Tue May 12, 2020 10:12 am

I got into SCL Saturday am, pretty routine until we came up against a row of tables, forms with quarantine in red letters across them. Even the pen the girl used to write was red so I knew i was in trouble. I was ultimately escorted to an airport approved taxi stand where I was quoted 50,000 pesos to the coast. I was told that I must stay inside my house for 14 days, no interaction etc etc.
Well, I've been here a few days now and this is getting old. I take a walk twice a day around the beach area, up to Parra's place and around. The sun is shining, sea breeze, nice fresh day. I have a mask in my pocket in case I find a kiosko/almacen open before noon. Folks are out walking with masks on, scowling at the gringo flouting the law with his mask in his hand. I asked a student age guy about the rules, he replied "every public place".
And 50,000,000 fine? I am sure those drunks being caught on TV in Maipu are settling up on the spot, from the piaje fund.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by GAminer » Tue May 12, 2020 10:50 am

MikieO wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:12 am
I got into SCL Saturday am, pretty routine until we came up against a row of tables, forms with quarantine in red letters across them. Even the pen the girl used to write was red so I knew i was in trouble. I was ultimately escorted to an airport approved taxi stand where I was quoted 50,000 pesos to the coast. I was told that I must stay inside my house for 14 days, no interaction etc etc.
Well, I've been here a few days now and this is getting old. I take a walk twice a day around the beach area, up to Parra's place and around. The sun is shining, sea breeze, nice fresh day. I have a mask in my pocket in case I find a kiosko/almacen open before noon. Folks are out walking with masks on, scowling at the gringo flouting the law with his mask in his hand. I asked a student age guy about the rules, he replied "every public place".
And 50,000,000 fine? I am sure those drunks being caught on TV in Maipu are settling up on the spot, from the piaje fund.

So you are not staying in your house for the 14 days as required?

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue May 12, 2020 12:17 pm

Government report:

1,658 new cases, 31,721 confirmed cases

14,125 considered recovered

12 new deaths

The press conference was strangely rushed. no chit chat going on for 30 mins about the bs in timbuktu, the weather, etc, like they normally do. which they should of never done, but at least not today.

The explosion of cases in Santiago is looking like it will be an implosion of the medical system in santiago and the central region. That is what they are mostly going on about now.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 pm

9,282 tests conducted in last 24 hours, 303,304 total cases PCR

They are moving ventilators from regions where they are not needed, and are going to move medical personnel if needed too.
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Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Tue May 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Hiya Mikeo, the mask in all public spaces is an El Tabo regulation whereas the mask in all commercial spaces is a national rule. Both carry fines and are enforced from muni officials to Carabineros. Just wear it on your neck so any official or tattletaler can "see" you are complying.

Do be careful as you are in fact violating quarantine for recent arrived persons. Supposedly, one is supposed to use delivery services or others to deliver your supplies in that situation.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Tue May 12, 2020 1:02 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Do be careful as ...
... I sometimes notice increased hostility these days, either simply against one another, or foreigners, or when supermarket employees are against buyers, etc. etc... Its crazy... Just FYI:

DISPONE USO OBLIGATORIO DE MASCARILLAS EN LUGARES Y CIRCUNSTANCIAS QUE INDICA
(Resolución Núm. 282 exenta.- Santiago, 16 de abril de 2020)

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 752570.pdf

Note also that, according to the above text,

"...

3. Se entenderá por mascarilla cualquier material que cubra la nariz y boca para evitar la propagación del virus, ya sea de fabricación artesanal o industrial.

..."

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eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Hiya Mikeo, the mask in all public spaces is an El Tabo regulation whereas the mask in all commercial spaces is a national rule. Both carry fines and are enforced from muni officials to Carabineros. Just wear it on your neck so any official or tattletaler can "see" you are complying.

Do be careful as you are in fact violating quarantine for recent arrived persons. Supposedly, one is supposed to use delivery services or others to deliver your supplies in that situation.

Yea, think I seen the other day they were issuing fines of about 2 million pesos for breaking the 14 day quarantine. It was increasing for people diagnosed and breaking quarantine. They hit one of the guys that flew out of Santiago quarantine on a helicopter with a 15 million peso fine.

They can also round you up and stick you in a hospital or goverment covid hotel if they catch you on the street.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm

RuneTheChookcha wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:02 pm
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Do be careful as ...
... I sometimes notice increased hostility these days, either simply against one another, or foreigners, or when supermarket employees are against buyers, etc. etc... Its crazy... Just FYI:

DISPONE USO OBLIGATORIO DE MASCARILLAS EN LUGARES Y CIRCUNSTANCIAS QUE INDICA
(Resolución Núm. 282 exenta.- Santiago, 16 de abril de 2020)

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 752570.pdf

Note also that, according to the above text,

"...

3. Se entenderá por mascarilla cualquier material que cubra la nariz y boca para evitar la propagación del virus, ya sea de fabricación artesanal o industrial.

..."
we have been avoiding the big super markets completely by using Jumbo delivery. few kinks in getting them to find our adress in the campo, one broken bottle of wine, but otherwise has been pretty good. Think we got the major kinks worked out now. we might never go back to shopping at the grocery store in person, with or without a pandemic.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by gregf » Tue May 12, 2020 2:45 pm

admin wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm
we have been avoiding the big super markets completely by using Jumbo delivery. few kinks in getting them to find our adress in the campo, one broken bottle of wine, but otherwise has been pretty good. Think we got the major kinks worked out now. we might never go back to shopping at the grocery store in person, with or without a pandemic.
I think that is going to be the case for a lot of people, and not just with grocery delivery.

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Post by Huelshoff » Tue May 12, 2020 6:33 pm

I am coming up on ten months of my first temporary residency visa, and need to renew. I recall in I believe mid March some info in this thread about cedulas being extended during the current crisis. It was all up in the air at that time. Am I correct in assuming that I still need to apply for the visa extension? Anybody have any information on this?

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