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    Exclamation Covid-19 Pandemic (Corona Virus)

    The Covid-19 Virus are now declared a world wide Pandemic by the UN.

    European countries now goes more or less into a periode of lock-down.
    My country just stopped the following services to try to prevemt spread of the virus.
    • All kindergartens,schools, universities have locked doors.
    • All sports are stopped, also training with groups.
    • avoid all physical contact with other people. If needed keep distance to others at 1-2 meters.
    • People comimg into Norway via airplane or train, will if they come from areas with corona virus, be returned directly.
    • Norwegians are to stop all travel abroad from today 1800.
    • All norwegians will if possible work from home via internet.
    • All in all the largest number of restrictions for Norwegians since World War ll.
    • this is a national dugnad from all norwegians to minimize the spread of Covid-19, to protect the most vounrable in the population.
    • Assessmemt: 2,2 million of 5 million Norwegians could be infected by the virus, if nothing is done!
    • Most people will not feel much, some will have some small issues, some will be taken to hospital, many that have other cronic illness could have large issues, many old and sick people will die.


    Many countries are doing the same.

    So this will affect also all sport where many people are gathered.
    Stock markets are cracking, and implications will be huge for the whole world as it looks now.

    Looks like this will be a great factor in 2020, and maybe for years to come, depending how bad this turns out to be.
    So lets see what this does to Rally in the 2020 season, but my assememt is that it will be very limited, since rallies will be cancelled..
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    I was talking with my nephew who lives in Denmark and there the situation is as you describe.

    Here in Argentina, I'm working right now to allow all the call center agents to work from home. But schools and companies are still working as usual.

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    1st Round of the ERC, Rally Azores, postponed.

    1st Round of the Irish Tarmac Championship, the West Cork Rally, postponed.
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    Markus Ippach @ma_ipp

    Today starts #RallyMexico.

    Let us all enjoy it, this will be the last #WRC event for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Markus Ippach @ma_ipp

    Today starts #RallyMexico.

    Let us all enjoy it, this will be the last #WRC event for a long time.
    im afraid of this too, next rally could be safary or even finland
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    unfortunately the hysteria and way too drastic measures taken have already caused way more harm than the virus itself ever could.

    it will be a nice case to study later. how giving a flue a new name made the world economy collapse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    unfortunately the hysteria and way too drastic measures taken have already caused way more harm than the virus itself ever could.

    it will be a nice case to study later. how giving a flue a new name made the world economy collapse.
    I don't think any of us here is in a position to judge wether we're dealing with hysteria right now, or if we're still underestimating it. Time will tell. Fact is that there is a large social pressure to cancel all sports events, including motorsport events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    I don't think any of us here is in a position to judge wether we're dealing with hysteria right now, or if we're still underestimating it. Time will tell. Fact is that there is a large social pressure to cancel all sports events, including motorsport events.
    What a very well balanced post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    I don't think any of us here is in a position to judge wether we're dealing with hysteria right now, or if we're still underestimating it. Time will tell. Fact is that there is a large social pressure to cancel all sports events, including motorsport events.
    judging by the number of deaths its just hysteria.

    here in belgium we have 3 dead people, 3 already sick seniors of 73, 86 and 90 years old.
    and for that they nearly shut the whole country down.

    the average weekend traffic causes more casualties than that.

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    That's because it only has had a little while to spread. Without any measures taken we'd see way bigger numbers. Italys situation is dire at the moment.

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