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Kimac
3/17/2020 15:08 EST

I just saw a listing of progression of the diseases from a secondary source of news, and it included a case in Cuenca.....Has a first case in Cuenca been confirmed?

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cheshirecat4591
3/17/2020 15:14 EST

yes it has made it to Cuenca

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kmarch
3/17/2020 17:51 EST

Yes, there are cases in Azuay - 5 - the last I saw.

See if you can open this link below related to stopping all city bus service tomorrow in Cuenca.


https://www.facebook.com/wradio.ec/photos/a.128954003966619/1277825922412749/?type=3&theater

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kmoriarty45
3/17/2020 17:55 EST

We have one confirmed case in Machala... a 95-year-old lady who'd returned from Spain with it.

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kmarch
3/17/2020 18:40 EST

Cuenca High Life says the number in Cuenca is now seven.

https://cuencahighlife.com/number-of-confirmed-cases-soar-last-flights-out-who-recommends-against-ibuprofen-colombia-and-peru-lock-down/

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Kimac
3/17/2020 18:41 EST

KMarch...link works.

I've "heard" 1; now 5. These and others get mentioned and never attributed to a source. I'm interested in reliabity.

Is there an official running tally, broken down by province, at least?

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windshadow
3/17/2020 18:54 EST

Kmarch
The only 7 people in Cuenca that didn't wear a mask. lol

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dumluk
3/17/2020 20:26 EST

Those masks are completely worthless unless youre sick, they keep your germs inside to a certain extent......But for the rest of the population that is NOT sick, they are worthless....and a nuisance......I will not wear one.......But I live country......Always better, and easier, and generally safer and healthier in the country........and amazingly enough thats where most of the food is grown.......Ive been telling people to get out of the cities for years, but mine is just a voice in the wilderness........Btw, do a bit of homework on the testing kits that they are using. There appears to be plenty of qualified medical people who dont trust them to give accurate results.....Too easy to get a false positive.........And then what? Subject yourself to a battery of agressive pharmeceuticals? Not me............No mask, no testing.........get sick, stay home, eat garlic, drink ginger tea with lemon, just like every other time.......and get better.........

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Kimac
3/17/2020 20:58 EST

Two days ago at Coral on Cordova in Cuenca they had plenty of 'masks', 4 for 1.89$, right by check-out.

Made of a simple square of blue (or White!) clothe, with a nice elastic strap that fits me perfectly.

A good way to remind people not to engage in potentially terminal noise picking.

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user001
3/18/2020 17:29 EST

> Two days ago at Coral on Cordova in Cuenca they had plenty of 'masks', 4 for 1.89$, right by check-out.


At the market last weekend, someone was selling a cure for corona virus. I think it might be as effective as those masks.

I spoke with the guy, 100% effective, even guaranteed it, money back if get it. 10/10 for hustling lol.

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kmarch
3/18/2020 18:14 EST

Related to the availability of masks at Coral -
Here is a FB Post from a friend today posted at 4:30 Wed. March 18th:

Got back from CORAL on Cordova y Huayna Capac a few minutes ago. I walked. Saw many others out and about--maybe 30 total. Saw some sitting out in a neighborhood park. About 90% had face masks on (mascarillas in Spanish). I did not have one and felt kind of naked. Some of the out-and-abouters also stared at me. Saw quite a few private cars with number plates ending in odd numbers. There were about an equal number of motor bikes and taxis but did not see their number plates; I think they don't have the same restrictions as private cars. I saw only a couple of bicyclists. The masks people were wearing were of many different kinds and types. There were very few surgical masks; most were made of thick cloth.

Although I did not need to buy anything urgently, I did take my grocery list along in case the cops stopped me but I did not see any. I entered CORAL, put my backpack in the locker and proceeded to the turn style where one of the employees was spraying entering customers with alcohol. I opened my hands and stretched them towards her. She looked at my face and said no entry without face mask. Ahaa! I asked her if they sold face masks. She said, no. Ahaa again; CORAL could make quite a bit of money if they sold face masks at the entrance.

But I got my 2-mile walk done for the day.

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