Quarantine Matters – Australia.

Quarantine Matters – Australia.

Quarantine, one of the ways of restricting the spread of infectious diseases has a long history from the Black Death to Coronavirus.  Few things listed below about the struggle to keep pestilence at bay.

  • The term quarantine meaning forty days, originally referred to the isolation period imposed during the 14th century on ships arriving at Venice before passengers and crew could disembark. At that time it was not known how long it took for bubonic plague symptoms to develop-the 40-day system proved able to offer protection for port dwellers. Samuel Pepys, naval administrator writing in 1663 noted that ships from plague bound ports had to spend 30 days in quarantine.
  • The number 40 has significance in many religions. The Bible says it rained for 40 days and 40 nights before the Great Flood.
  • Enforced leisure or now work from home is said to have enabled geniuses to do their best work. Newton abandoned his Cambridge studies in 1665 due to plague and worked on Calculus, Optics and Theory of  Gravity. Shakespeare is supposed to have written King Lear and Macbeth during the period when his theatre was closed during plague outbreaks.
  • Wuhan was placed in lockdown on Jan 31, 2020, and final restrictions were due to be lifted on April- so the city’s traditional “40 days ” of quarantine will by then have stretched to 71 days.

Quarantine In Australia.

– Quarantine in Australia began with the arrival of First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and since then remain public health pre-occupation. The fragmented nature of Australian Colonies and their quarantine techniques were not then of great public concern.

– The time taken on the voyage from Europe, England or America ensured that any infectious disease incubating among passengers or crew would have been broken out by the time ship arrived in Australia and could be detected and dealt with. Quarantine measures were generally able to prevent the diseases from penetrating the port population.

  • In 1789 one year after the arrival of the First Fleet outbreak of Small Pox among Aboriginals was reported. It was then not linked to First Fleet. Small Pox vaccination was imported from England and the population vaccinated.
  • The first line of defence was established in 1804 when vessels from New York were ordered into quarantine due to infectious distemper.
  • In 1805 Richard and Mary ship was quarantined.
  • From 01 July 1809, the Federal Quarantine Service began operations in Australia under the Department of Trade and Customs.

Australia issued a 50c Stamp on 08 Jul 2008 to commemorate Centenary of Quarantine in Australia.

In the present Fight against COVID 19, Quarantine and self-isolation shall matter.

STAY SAFE STAY AT HOME

AUSTRALIA QUARANTINE 1
AUSTRALIA 2008-QUARANTINE
AUSTRALIA QUARANTINE 2
AUSTRALIA QUARANTINE 1908-2008
AUSTRALIA QUARANTINE 3
AUSTRALIA 2008-QUARANTINE MATTERS

 

 

EUROPA 2020 Issues – Isle of Man.

EUROPA 2020 Issues – Isle of Man.

Isle of Man will issue a stamp on EUROPA 2020 theme- Ancient Postal routes on 22 Apr 2020. It features Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock.

IOM EUROPA 2020
IOM EUROPA 2020

Stamps on Waterfalls  – Zimbabwe 1980.

Stamps on Waterfalls  – Zimbabwe 1980.

Zimbabwe issued a set of stamps on Waterfalls on 18 April 1980 & 14 Mar 1983.

21c – Odzani Falls             25c – Goba Falls ( Located in Mashonaland East)

ZIMBABWE WATERFALLS 1
ZIMBABWE 1980-WATERFALLS

30c -Inyangombi Falls                             40c – Bundi Falls (Located in eastern Zimbabwe on Zimbabwe -Mozambique border)

ZIMBABWE WATERFALLS 2
ZIMBABWE 1980-WATERFALLS

Stamps on Hotels & Lodgings – Trinidad & Tobago 1994.

Stamps on Hotels & Lodgings – Trinidad & Tobago 1994.

Trinidad & Tobago issued a set of Stamps on Orchids on 10 Aug 1994

$3 – ML’s Bed & Breakfast          $3 – Trinidad Hilton

TRINIDAD HOTELS 3
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1994-HOTELS & LODGINGS

Stamps on Hotels – Trinidad & Tobago 1978.

Stamps on Hotels – Trinidad & Tobago 1978.

Trinidad & Tobago issued a set of Stamps on Hotels on 17 Jan 1978

6c – Robinson Crusoe Hotel Tobago       15c -Turtle Beach Hotel

TRINIDAD HOTELS 1
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1978-HOTELS

25c – Mount Irvine Hotel Tobago          70c – Beach Facilities, Mt Irvine Hotel

TRINIDAD HOTELS 2
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1978 -HOTELS

Pakistan Postal Stationery – PreStamped Envelope.

Pakistan Postal Stationery – PreStamped Envelope.

Pre Stamped issued by Pakistan. It features Kaptai Spillway or Kaptai Dam built over Kamaphuli River in Kaptai in Chittagong (now in Bangladesh). It fed the Karnafuli Hydroelectric Power Station built-in 1962.

40 Paise – Kaptai Spillway.

PAKISTAN PSE
PAKISTAN PSE – KAPTAI SPIILLWAY

Stamps on World Environment Day-Maldives 1988.

Stamps on World Environment Day-Maldives 1988.

The Maldives issued a set of stamps on World Environment Day on 09 May 1988. The Themes of stamps were.

15L – Save Water             75 L – Protect the Reef

MALDIVES ENVIRON
MALDIVES 1988- ENVIRONMENT DAY – WATER & REEF.