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1 new Covid-19 death, 7 new cases in quarantine

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Thailand reported its first Covid-19 death since June, tallying up the death toll to 59. Health officials also report 7 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine. They say 1 person had the virus before. The 54 year old Mhad Mamin worked as a Thai translator at an embassy in Saudi Arabia. He came back to Thailand last month and tested positive for Covid-19. He was recovering at first, but then he started to get worse a couple weeks ago. He died today at Bangkok’s Rajavithi Hospital near Victory Monument. His family lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Health officials also report 7 new Covid-19 cases detected in state quarantine. Those patients arrived to Thailand from Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Qatar and Pakistan. 1 patient got infected with the virus a second time.

  • A 42 year old Bangladeshi man arrived to Thailand on September 2 and tested positive on September 15. Health officials say he was asymptomatic.
  • A 10 year old boy from Pakistan tested positive in during his first test in quarantine and health officials say he was asymptomatic.
  • 3 Thais returning from Saudi Arabia tested positive for Covid-19. They all arrived in Thailand on September 5 and tested positive on September 16. They had a loss of smell and a runny nose. 2 of them were students, ages 9 and 14. The other was a 61 year old man.
  • A 50 year old Thai man arrived on September 5 and tested positive on September 16. Reports say he was on a flight where 8 other people also tested positive.
  • A 41 year old Thai man arrived from Qatar on September 13 and tested positive on September 16.

Health officials are still working to solve mystery Covid-19 transmissions. A Bangkok DJ tested positive earlier this month, breaking Thailand’s 100 day streak without a local transmission. Health officials say the man contracted the G strain of the virus which is more infectious and typically detected in quarantine rather than in local transmissions.

Another apparent local transmission was reported this month. A Uzbek football player for the Buriram United team tested positive for Covid-19 after he was released from quarantine. Health officials speculate that the virus may have a longer incubation in rare cases.

A 2 year old Burmese child also tested positive for Covid-19 about 9 days after leaving Thailand. Health officials are tracing back the family’s steps to check those who might be “at risk.”

Thailand has reported a total of 3,497 Covid-19 cases with 3,328 recoveries. 559 cases were detected in quarantine.

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Total Covid-19 deaths in Thailand from February 15 to September 12. (Graph by WorldoMeters)

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Total Covid-19 cases in Thailand from February 15 to September 10. (Graph by WorldoMeters)

SOURCES:Coconuts Bangkok | Nation Thailand | Bangkok Post

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    Svcoquette

    September 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    And they are trying to force us foreigners here to get on an airplane and leave, no way!

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      Karen Hardman

      September 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Are you for real ??? THAILAND has only 59 deaths to date, including the person who just died. the UK has almost 42 THOUSAND deaths !!!! the USA and Brazil much higher. So it should be the Thais worrying about coming here, not the other way around !!!

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        Stephen Westrip

        September 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

        Reported figured are a political football for all countries so don’t try and compare countries figures. Infection rate per 100,000 tested. Death rate in excess of ‘normal’ deaths month on month. You need to compare like with like and only then do you get an accurate picture.

        Having said all that I think Thailand has done a good job so far – I just don’t believe their figures!!

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    Karen Hardman

    September 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Are you for real ??? THAILAND has only 59 deaths to date, including the person who just died. the UK has almost 42 THOUSAND deaths !!!! the USA and Brazil much higher. So it should be the Thais worrying about coming here, not the other way around !!!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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4 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine, 2 have symptoms

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4 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine with half of the patients reporting symptoms, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 3,763 with 3,570 recoveries and 59 deaths. 134 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus.

  • A 67 year old Kuwaiti woman travelling from Qatar tested positive for Covid-19. She is a medical tourist who entered Thailand on October 25 for treatment unrelated to the coronavirus. She showed no Covid-19 symptoms and tested positive upon arrival.
  • A 19 year old Kuwaiti student, who also arrived to Thailand from Qatar, tested positive for Covid-19. She was asymptomatic and tested positive on October 24 upon arrival.
  • A 24 year old Thai student travelling from Japan tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on October 21 and tested positive 3 days later. She had symptoms of a cough and excessive phlegm at the time her results were released. She says on October 6 she had a high fever.
  • A 40 year old Thai masseuse travelling from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on October 23 on the same flight as 3 other confirmed cases. She tested positive 3 days later and had symptoms of a cough and a headache.

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Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of October 28, according to Worldometers.

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Government confirms re-opening for foreign tourists, yacht crew, under Special Tourist Visa

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Thailand is preparing to re-open to more international tourists and foreign yacht crew, after Cabinet specified updated guidelines for the Special Tourist Visa scheme. Deputy government spokeswoman, Traisulee Traisoranakul, says the new regulations will be in force until September 30, 2021.

The STV has been introduced in an effort to re-ignite international tourism in the Kingdom, which has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. More information on the scheme can be found at this link, or by visiting your nearest Thai embassy.

Traisulee says foreign tourists, and yacht crew who have been in Thailand’s waters prior to the country declaring a state of emergency in March, are eligible to apply for the STV. The visa costs 2,000 baht and permits a stay of up to 90 days. It can also be extended twice, for a further 90 days each time.

Yacht crew will need to have been quarantined on their vessels for 14 days, and all foreigners will need health insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment, with at least US$100,000 worth of coverage for the duration of their stay in the Kingdom.

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France and Germany back in lockdown amid resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe

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The leaders of France and Germany are once again having to introduce national lockdowns as the Covid-19 virus continues to surge across Europe. France is now recording over 36,000 (+36,437 yesterday) new cases a day, while Germany, which fared slightly better than other European countries during the first wave of the virus, is now seeing a dramatic rise in cases as winter approaches (+16,202 yesterday).

In announcing the new lockdown in France, President Emmanuel Macron warned that the country faces a second wave that could be worse than the first. Strict measures come into effect from tomorrow, with people not permitted to leave their homes unless it is to seek medical attention, purchase essential items, or to exercise for a maximum of an hour a day. However, schools remain open and people can still go to work if it is not possible for them to do their job from home.

“The virus is circulating at a speed that not even the most pessimistic forecasts had anticipated. Like all our neighbours, we are submerged by the sudden acceleration of the virus. We are all in the same position: overrun by a second wave which we know will be harder, more deadly than the first.”

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Over in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that from next Monday, November 2, to the end of November, all bars, restaurants, and theatres will close. Schools will remain open and shops will be permitted to operate under strict conditions. The chancellor warns that the measures are vital to protect the country’s healthcare system.

“We need to take action now. Our health system can still cope with this challenge today, but at this speed of infections, it will reach the limits of its capacity within weeks.”

Confirmation of lockdowns in Europe’s biggest economies caused stock markets around the world to plummet, with European markets closing at their lowest level since late May. The S&P 500, which measures the performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the US, was down 3%.

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Meanwhile, with just 5 days to go before the presidential election, the US continues to set records with its rising numbers of virus cases. President Trump, however, remains undeterred, as he continues to hold public rallies, with many supporters not wearing masks.

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