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17 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine

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17 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 4,026 with 3,822 recoveries and 60 deaths. 144 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus.

  • A 56 year old Thai woman travelling from Turkey tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on November 17 and tested positive 5 days later while at an alternative state quarantine facility.
  • A 53 year old Thai man travelling from Kuwait tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on November 17 and tested positive 3 days later while at a Chon Buri quarantine hotel.
  • A 24 year old Thai woman travelling from Germany tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on November 19 and tested positive 11 days later while at a Bangkok quarantine hotel.
  • A 44 year old Egyptian man tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on November 24 and tested positive 5 days later at a quarantine hotel in Samut Prakan.
  • A 31 year old Thai man travelling from Israel tested positive for Covid-19. He returned on November 25 and tested positive 5 days later at a Bangkok quarantine hotel.
  • 2 Thai nationals travelling from Japan tested positive for Covid-19. The 24 year old man and 29 year old woman arrived on November 25 and tested positive 4 days later at a Chon Buri quarantine hotel.
  • A 32 year old Thai woman travelling from Sweden tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on November 26 and tested positive 4 days later while at Bangkok quarantine hotel.
  • A 57 year old Sudanese woman tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on November 30 and tested positive the same day after checking in to a alternative hospital quarantine in Bangkok.
  • 5 Thai nationals, ages 26, 31 and 56, travelling from Switzerland tested positive for Covid-19. They arrived on November 25 and tested positive 4 days later while at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri.
  • A 69 year old Thai man travelling from the United States tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on November 29 and tested positive the same day after checking in to a hotel quarantine in Bangkok.
  • 2 Thai nationals, ages 43 and 33, travelling from Myanmar tested positive for Covid-19. They arrived on November 24 and tested positive 4 and 5 days later while at a hotel quarantine in Bangkok.
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Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of December 1, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Morgan Mc Craie

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    The daliy rate of Thai people found to be infected in quarantene following in bound flights appears to be growing at an alarming rate. Why are they allowed on flights into Thailand without having a Covid 19 test, just a phone call to the embassy for a fit to fly verbal questioning? Would the infection rate not go down, and the risk for other Thai people be reduced if pre-flight Covids test were mandatory?

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      Rolf

      Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:33 am

      Yes they should not be allowed on planes without test same as we
      They should be flying with Thai
      When I come 1 thai didn’t even have fit for flight but was let on board anyway

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    Fred

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    interesting how these ppl test positive several days AFTER arrival. A covid test is required to get a Certificate of Entry so they did test negative prior to travelling to Thailand … Strange

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      Ryan

      Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:20 am

      A negative covid test is not required for Thai nationals. Unless the airline requires it, they don’t have to have a test. they just get issued a COE from their local embassy/consulate to come home.
      I’d hate to be sitting on the airplane next to a thai national knowing they didn’t have to be tested prior to flying.
      I think all airlines should require a negative test regardless of who you are.

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    Glenn

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    were they all asymptomatic?0

    how about some real REPORTING instead of copy pasting propaganda Caitlin ?

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    Peter

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    It looks like Thailand is trying to create a fake “second wave” with bogus test and fake cases. Just like in the US where they are now pushing a case-demic based on testing when the vast majority of those tested are asymptomatic. If they are not showing symptoms they are should not be called cases. Please use the correct terminology and stop trying to scare people.

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    Marvin

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    The longest so far to test positive in quarantine is 11 days that I have seen. Very interesting and makes it clear that the quarantine does work. It also seems most of the people testing positive are coming from the middle eastern country’s and I see there’s always someone from my country America. They majority’s seems to be Thais though returning home? Interesting…..

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    Patrick Kelly

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:35 am

    The paranoia is increasing it seems and is only going to help those who want to lockdown the country for extended periods of time. Zero covid tolerance is a death sentence for the economy. Not sure why this is so controversial. Vaccine is not 100 % the answer to all your prayers for several reasons which you will eventually realize .

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    Stefan Svensson

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Next week it will be 200+. Foreigners of course.

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I do not believe some of them are positive.
    I think there is a racket going on where the testers are supplying healthy people to the hospitals.
    The hospitals make money and they kick back to the persons who do the testing. There are no second opinions.
    Many of these tested positive have no symptoms. They are asymptomatic.
    In addition Thai insurance is not paying up because they claim the asymptomatic patients are not ill.
    The scamming Thais make money both ways.
    The hospitals are paid for patients who they claim are ill, and the insurance not paying, because they claim the patients are not ill.

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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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CCSA Update: 59 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

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The new wave of cases has been on a downward slope in recent weeks. Today’s count of 59 new Covid-19 cases is the lowest daily count since mid-December. A coronavirus-related death was also reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing.

A 48 year old Thai woman died after testing positive for Covid-19. The woman worked as a driver for migrant workers. No other information was released about her in the CCSA’s English-language report. It’s unclear if she had pre-existing conditions.

Out of the 59 new Covid-19 cases, 28 are local transmissions, 23 cases were detected in proactive testing and 8 cases detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from abroad.

Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported a total of 12,653 Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths. The new wave of Covid-19 cases has spread to 62 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

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Shoppers disgruntled as registration for co-payment scheme fills up in 10 minutes

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Social media users are up in arms after registration for the government’s Kon La Khreung (“Let’s Go Halves”) co-payment scheme filled up within 10 minutes. The scheme, first introduced as an economic stimulus measure in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, gives shoppers 50% off the purchase of everyday items, up to 150 baht a day and capped at 3,500 baht for the duration of the scheme.

The third phase of registration had a quota of 1.34 million users, but interested parties had to be quick. Having lost their chance to register, many disgruntled people took to social media to complain, with the hashtag #คนละครึ่งเฟส3 (#Let’s Go Halves3) trending on Twitter.

Several netizens say they filled out the online registration form at exactly 6.01am but were then forced to wait for the one-time password to be delivered to their phones before they could complete the process. In many instances, by the time they received the OTP code, registration was full. Some say they had to wait over 5 minutes to receive the password, which caused them to miss the small window for registration.

According to a Nation Thailand report, one person has described the scheme as nothing more than a government PR stunt, pointing out that, despite being funded by taxpayers’ money, only some people can avail of it.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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AstraZeneca vaccine could be approved for emergency use in Thailand this week

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Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration is likely to approve a Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University as early as this week. The vaccine, already given the go-ahead in the US and UK, would be approved for emergency use, with administration likely to begin next month. Healthcare workers and those with underlying conditions will be prioritised.

Opas Karnkawinpong from the Disease Control Department says the FDA’s review of the vaccine’s efficacy and safety is going well. Thailand has fallen behind its neighbours in terms of vaccine administration, with a number of countries in the region already starting their roll-out. Indonesia kicked things off last week, with President Joko Widodo the first to receive China’s Sinovac jab.

Thailand is expected to take delivery of 200,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine next month, but questions linger over its efficacy, which was recently revised downwards by researchers in Brazil. The vaccine has not yet completed phase 3 trials and Thailand’s health officials say it may not gain FDA approval until February 14, as the manufacturer has no representation in the Kingdom.

Thailand has signed a technology-transfer agreement with AstraZeneca to produce that vaccine locally. The jab will be manufactured by Siam Bioscience, a pharmaceutical company owned by the Monarchy. Surachok Tangwiwat from the FDA says the doses currently subject to approval have been produced by other countries, but did not specify which ones, how many doses have been imported, or at what cost.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has completed phase 3 trials and has been shown to be 70% effective, less than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. However, the World Health Organisation has previously stated that a vaccine only needs to be over 50% effective to meet the global threshold for regulatory approval.

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