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7 month old baby in Suphan Buri tests positive for Covid-19, health officials mull lockdown

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A 7 month old baby girl tested positive for Covid-19 in Suphan Buri, northwest of Bangkok. With 7 confirmed coronavirus cases now in the province, local disease control officials are discussing whether to impose coronavirus prevention measures, according to the provincial governor Natthaphat Suwanprateep.

Reports do not mention if the girl’s mother was tested for the coronavirus. On December 17, the mother brought her child along with her to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in Song Phi Nong sub district. They then went to the Khok Ta Ek flea market in Bang Len sub district. The next day, they went to a shrimp pond in the Salee sub district. On Sunday, the mother took her daughter to the private hospital in the Mueang district.

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    Ct

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Is any one sick yet? Anyone? If no one is sick why are we freaking out? And what’s the cycle thresholds? Why are we not being told more info about the testing thresholds used to determine a positive case. If everyone is asymptomatic, what’s the issue?

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      The Thaiger

      Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      1) They’re no all asymptomatic 2) They carry the virus and can pass it on to others.

      Tell your friend ‘Contempt’ with the same IP address the same thing.

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        Stopbanning

        Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm

        All my comments are in line with the guidelines they just go against your agenda. If you wanna play the ip game, I will win. Are my comments hurting anyone. The flu kills people to. We never shut the world down for that.

        Why don’t you report cycle thresholds. Anything over 14 cycles is scientifically meaningless. What your doing is harming everyone and the economy with your fear based reporting. But I’m the one that needs to be censored. Clearly free speech is not something you believe in. How are millions supposed to feed them self when they can’t make money?

        A virus with a 99.98% survival rate isn’t dangerous.

        Why don’t we recommend old people to be very careful? Why do we all need to suffer?

        I’m making a desperate attempt to demand sanity before the govt goes ahead with more lockdowns that don’t work and do more harm than good.

        Out of the 1000 positive cases and now likely over 10,000, where’s the sick people. Are we now in such bizarro land that even 1 sick person is too much?

        There are effective treatments, the hospitals are not filled with sick people. Why are we still so paranoid? This isn’t March 2020. We have learned a lot about treating the sick people and reducing the fatality of this.

        Why can’t we advocate for a more sensible approach?

        Millions of thais will go hungry if we go into another lockdowns. But that’s ok to save a few old people from dying or getting sick.

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          RA

          Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm

          Not sure where you get your numbers, however, the world infection rate is 1% with 2.2% of those infected die (1,714,649 people dead so far. Are you willing to have that put on your headstone or that of family or friends?

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    Jake barlow

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    of the 1000s of new cases how many will die. Even 1 death of a 95 yr old is too many!!!

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      RA

      Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      The world average is 2.2% who are infected die.

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    Jake barlow

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    reporting of cycle thresholds should also be included. I would like to politely ask, why this is ommited from the reporting?

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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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Chatuchak market is in worst crisis in 5 decades due to Covid-19, vendors say

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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok’s biggest market and a popular tourist destination, is hit hard by the new wave of Covid-19. With the lack of foreign tourists due to travel restrictions over the past year, as well as more locals staying at home despite the market’s strict disease control measures, the number of visitors at the market has dropped by 90%.

Vendors at the market say this is the worst situation in 50 years. Most of them report no sales at all. With little to no income, many shops at the market have shut down. Although the BMA is trying to relieve the situation by lowering the rental fees by half, that seems not enough to help the business. Some of the vendors have tried online trading, but sales are still low.

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Hotline set up for reports on alleged Covid-19 measure violations

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The government is now encouraging people to help report activities deemed to violate the government’s rules and regulations to curb the spread of Covid-19 by calling the national hotline at 1111. People can report on any violations set by the Emergency Decree, which has been in place since last year and extended numerous times to combat the coronavirus.

The government says people can call the hotline for major violations, like labour trafficking across Thailand’s porous border with Myanmar, which is said to have led to the new wave of infections affecting a large migrant community in Samut Sakhon. People can also phone in the hotline for minor violations, even like gatherings that don’t abide by disease control measures.

According to the government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, hundreds of citizens were reported violating the Covid-19 restriction measures and laws despite the Emergency Decree.

The hotline is open for the report of the alleged Covid-19 violations and also general complaints related to Covid-19 situations. All complaints and reports are expected to be fully investigated by agencies in charge and all information of callers will be kept confidential. Service for English speakers is available upon request.

Since being set up, the hotline has received a total of 32,008 inquiries and general questions so far.

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First phase of Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccinations to start on February 14

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The government plans to begin Thailand’s 3-phase vaccination plan on February 14, starting with healthcare and frontline workers as well as vulnerable groups.

At the Covid-19 vaccination administration subcommittee meeting today, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the first phase of inoculations starting next month will target 19,014,154 Thai people in 4 priority groups…

  • 1,700,000 health workers in both public and private health care sectors.
  • 6,163,095 populations with underlying conditions.
  • 11,136,059 people aged over 60 years
  • Covid-19 task force who are in close contact with infected patients.

The vaccine availability remains limited and only target groups who are at high risk of infection will be vaccinated during the first phase of the vaccination plan, according to permanent secretary of public health Kiattiphum Wongrajit. The vaccines will be free and are not compulsory, Anutin says.

The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed in partnership with Oxford University, was approved by the Thai government for emergency last week. The first batch of 50,000 doses are expected to arrive next month. Thailand also expects 200,000 doses of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine to arrive next month. The Chinese vaccine is expected to be approved by Thai drug regulators within the next 3 weeks.

The second phase of the 3-part plan is scheduled to run from May to December, offering vaccinations in all regions. Thai officials aim to have at least 50% of the Thai population vaccinated by the end of the year. The final phase will be rolled out in January 2022, with the goal to have enough vaccines to distribute to create herd immunity.

The government is also launched a Line Official Account called “Mor Prom”, translated as “doctor’s ready” to facilitate the vaccination administration. People can register to make appointments for vaccination, while health authorities can monitor the adverse effects of the vaccines. The platform is expected to launch on February 12 to serve the health workers before opening to the public in April.

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