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7 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine, most asymptomatic

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7 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in quarantine from those people entering Thailand via Suvarnabhumi Airport, plus 1 patient who appears to have contracted the virus for a second time. The cases come from Hungry, India, Kuwait, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the US, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Thailand now has a total of 3,622 reported Covid-19 cases with 59 deaths and 3,439 recoveries. The CCSA says 48 patients have been discharged over the past 24 hours and 124 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated at Thailand hospitals.

  • A 45 year old Kuwaiti woman travelling from Kuwait tested positive for Covid-19, apparently catching the virus for a second time. The woman first contracted Covid-19 in July. On Monday, she tested positive for the virus again when she arrived to Thailand. She was asymptomatic and taken to a private hospital in Bangkok.
  • 2 Thai nationals travelling from Hungry tested positive for Covid-19. The 52 year old man and 45 year old woman arrived to Thailand on October 1 and tested positive around 4 to 5 days after they arrived. The man and woman were asymptomatic, but went to Nong Yai and Bang Lamung hospitals in Chon Buri for treatment.
  • A 25 year old Thai woman travelling from India tested positive for Covid-19 and was on the same flight as 7 other previously confirmed coronavirus cases. She returned to Thailand on September 25 and tested positive 11 days later. She had a cough and was admitted to Lerdsin Hospital in Bangkok.
  • A 34 year old Thai woman travelling from the Netherlands tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived to Thailand on October 1 and tested positive 4 days later. She was sent to the Bang Lamung Hospital in Chon Buri for treatment.
  • A 23 year old Thai woman travelling from the UAE tested positive for Covid-19 and was on the same flight as 3 other previously confirmed cases. She arrived on September 25 and tested positive 11 days later. She was asymptomatic and taken to the Nong Yai Hospital in Chon Buri for treatment.
  • A 61 year old American man travelling from the United States tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on September 19 and tested positive 12 days later. He was asymptomatic and was sent to a private hospital in Bangkok for treatment.
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Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of October 7, according to Worldometer.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    Mongoose

    October 8, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    How can all these people test positive when they are tested before they get on a plane negative.i think the testing here is not 100 percent

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      Ryan

      October 8, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      Thai Nationals returning don’t require a Neg Covid test prior to returning home like foreign nationals that have received their COE. it makes no sense. so a thai could have covid and be asymptomatic but a foreigner is neg, they fly together, maybe even sit in the same row, the chance of the foreigner contracting covid has just gone up exponentially.

      why not make the thai have a neg covid test to return. this would fix the issue of positive tests in quarantine (almost entirely). Don’t allow anyone on the plane that hasn’t received a neg test 72 hours before the flight and the risk of contracting while in flight is nearly eliminated.

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    Jamie1944

    October 8, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Thais do not require a test for COE.

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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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10 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine, many on flights with other confirmed cases

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10 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine and many flew in on flights with previously confirmed cases, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed cases is now at 3,719 with 3,514 recoveries and 59 deaths. 146 people are currently receiving medical treatment for Covid-19.

  • 2 Thai women travelling from the Netherlands tested positive for Covid-19. A 52 year old woman arrived on October 10 and tested positive for the virus 11 days later. She was on the same flight as 5 other previously confirmed cases. A 55 year old woman returned to Thailand on October 17 and tested positive for the virus 3 days later.
  • 2 Thai men, ages 60 and 66, travelling from the United Kingdom tested positive for Covid-19. One of them reported symptoms of a cough and fever. One man arrived on October 17 and tested positive the next day and the other arrived on October 19 and tested positive for the virus 3 days later.
  • 2 Thai students, ages 24 and 27, travelling from Yemen tested positive for Covid-19. They flew in on October 9 and were on the same flight as 4 other previously confirmed coronavirus cases. The students tested positive 11 days later.
  • A 66 year old Thai man travelling from Belgium tested positive for Covid-19. He was on the same flight as 5 other previously confirmed cases and reported a fever a week after he arrived in Thailand. He flew in on October 10 and tested positive 9 days later.
  • A 45 year old Thai woman travelling from Japan tested positive for Covid-19. She was on the same flight as 2 other previously confirmed cases. She arrived on October 14 and tested positive 7 days later.
  • A 67 year old Taiwanese man travelling from Taiwan tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on October 8 and tested positive 11 days later.
  • A 60 year old Canadian engineer travelling from Turkey tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived on October 16 and tested positive 3 days later.

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial volunteer dies

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A volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in Brazil has died. But he never actually received the experimental vaccine, although he was involved in the trial groups. He did, however, die of Covid-19.

But trials on the vaccine, being developed by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, are set to continue. The university says “there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial.” The vaccine is also planned to be produced in Thailand and be available to the Thai population by the first half of 2021.

The 28 year old volunteer from Rio de Janeiro died from Covid-19 complications, according to CNN Brasil. He was apparently never injected with the experimental vaccine. If the volunteer had been given the Covid-19 vaccine and died, the trial would have been suspended, a source told Reuters, adding that the volunteer may have been part of the control group.

The Federal University of Sao Paulo is helping to coordinate the trials in Brazil and has also recommended the trials continue. So far, 8,000 volunteers have been injected with the first dose of the vaccine and some have already been jabbed a second time, a university spokesperson said.

“Everything is proceeding as expected, without any record of serious vaccine-related complications involving any of the participating volunteers.”

Thailand is set to be the Southeast Asia production site for the new vaccine. If the AstraZeneca trials are successful, the vaccine will be available to the Thai population by the first half of 2021. For Thailand, the vaccine is seen as a lifeline to save the country’s struggling economy, allowing borders to safely reopen and revive the tourism industry.

The company Siam Bioscience will manufacture the vaccine in Thailand and provide injections for the Thai populations as well as the neighbouring countries Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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The Chinese government is to keep the current ban on inbound and outbound tour groups, amid fears that the winter months could bring a resurgence of Covid-19. The Bangkok Post reports that the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has confirmed on its website that the ban remains in place. After several months with very low case numbers, officials are wary of the virus surging back this winter.

The ban on outbound tours is severely impacting places like Thailand, where former tourist hotspots are already suffering devastating economic consequences from the closure of the country’s borders in late March. Earlier this week, Thailand welcomed its first group of Chinese tourists in 7 months, but the Kingdom has a long way to go to get back to the 10.99 million Chinese who visited last year – if it ever does.

As the Covid-19 virus made itself known at the start of 2020, China put a stop to both domestic and outbound tours in January. Since July, domestic tours have started up again as a result of a significant reduction in Covid-19 cases.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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