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8 new cases of Covid reported today, all asymptomatic and in quarantine

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Thailand officials have reported 8 new Covid-19 cases from 5 different countries today, with all cases being asymptomatic and in discovered whilst the recently arrived passengers were in quarantine. The new cases were from Russia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, the US, and India.

The 35 year old Indian man was on the same flight as 8 previously confirmed cases and reportedly tested positive 3 days after arriving. He was in a self-paid alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok. The second case was a 43 year old Indian man who arrived on a flight from which 5 other passengers had already tested positive. He tested positive during his first test.

The third case was a 27 year old Thai employee on the same flight coming from the UAE as 2 other previously reported cases. She stayed in quarantine in Chon Buri province and was confirmed positive for the virus after her first test as well. The fourth case was a 23 year old Lao student who had arrived from Russia. No other cases were found on her flight to Thailand. She is in quarantine in Bangkok.

The fifth, sixth, and seventh cases were all Americans. A 23, 40 and 5 year old who are all in quarantine in Bangkok. All three tested positive last Wednesday with no other confirmed cases found on their flights.

The eighth case was a 40 year old Macedonian woman coming from Pakistan who also tested positive on Wednesday and was being treated at a private hospital in Bangkok. No other cases were confirmed on her flight.

The new cases bring Thailand’s total to 3,583 with 3,386 being recovered and 59 deaths. Globally, there are 34.8 million cases with 1.03 million deaths. The US has the most confirmed Covid-19 cases at 7.54 million followed by India with 6.47 million cases and Brazil with 4.88 million cases.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Issan John

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Just shows how necessary the quarantine period is, even after testing, even though it won’t suit some agendas.

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    Glenn

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    “Thailand officials have reported 8 new Covid-19 cases from 5 different countries today, with all cases being asymptomatic and in discovered whilst the recently arrived passengers were in quarantine.”
    The all cases being asymptomatic is the point.

    me: doc, I think I’m sick.
    doc: how you feeling?
    me: I feel ok.
    doc: do you have a fever or cough?
    me: no, none.
    doc: are you having trouble breathing?
    me: no, I breath fine.
    doc: are you achy?
    me: no.
    doc: Hmm. You are not sick. Go home now.

    But in Thailand, they’ll just give you a test that often gives false positives and lock you up for two weeks claiming you’re infected with a deadly virus.

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    Glenn

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    ps, your headline says ‘symptomatic’. the first sentence says all ‘asymptomatic’

    fix your headline.

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    Issan John

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Exactly as they do in the majority of countries, contrary to what’s suggested here, from Japan to Australia, Taiwan to Canada, India to New Zealand – this is the norm world-wide, not the exception.

    Meanwhile in the UK, as in a relatively few other countries, they don’t give you a test on arrival but rely on arrivals from some countries “self-isolating”.

    UK: 42,000+ deaths from Covid-19, with the death rate and number of cases doubling every fortnight.

    Thailand: 59 deaths from Covid-19, with one death and a steady number of cases since June.

    Now I wonder who’s got it right …..

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    LIARS. They are just creating mugs for quarantine for which they will receive commission.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 7:12 am

      That’s an awful lot of countries and people that are liars.

      The oft repeated auggestion that Thailand is alone in this and it’s all about “commission” and corruption would be laughable if only it weren’t so mindlessly dangerous.

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    Issan John

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    “… in Thailand” as in the majority of other countries, from India to Japan, Canada to New Zealand, Australia to Taiwan.

    UK: 42,000+ deaths from Covid-19, with cases doubling every fortnight.

    Thailand: 59 deaths, with one death and cases at the same rate since June.

    Now, who’s probably got it right … ?

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UPDATE: Including a new clause…

“5.2 Participating in eating or drinking of alcohol, in the family home or in any other place of residence, must not be attended by outsiders. In addition, gathering together or the organising of any other activities is prohibited. If the person who violates or commits this offence is a foreigner, the permission to remain living in Thailand under the Immigration Act could be revoked.”

The new clause added to the extension of the restrictions includes a specific paragraph aimed at banning gatherings of people at their homes. Obviously with THIS in mind.

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Phuket’s list of current ‘Covid’ restrictions have been extended until at least May 31. All the current levels of restrictions will remain until the end of the month after the Phuket Governor announced the continuation of restrictions this afternoon.

Daily new infection numbers continue to add to the island’s total of 556 since the start of April. The island’s latest wave started after a series of events, mostly Bangkok partygoers flying down for parties at Café Del Mar in Kamala, Illusion and Shelter, both in Bangla Road. The parties were organised by a Thong Lor based events company called Kolour. The daily numbers, whilst relatively stable, have not been going down as officials were hoping.

The announcement also puts any hope of a July 1 ‘quarantine free’ tourism opening in severe doubt. The island’s vaccine roll out has also slowed since the initial flurry of enthusiasm. Only 22% of Phuket’s population has currently been vaccinated (a long way ahead of the rest of the country) whilst the minimum vaccination level has to reach 70% according to the Government before they will entertain the ‘Sandbox’ opening proposal.

Entry to the island, by road or air, will remain restricted and anyone without proof of vaccination or a current PCR Covid test (within 72 hours) will have to do a full 14 day quarantine period (after May 15). The rapid Covid tests that were being conducted at the airport and Tha Chatchai Checkpoint are being stopped from this Saturday.

Notably, following the story of foreigners in Cherngtalay being fined 6,000 baht each for hosting a party at their home on Sunday night, the ban on gatherings and parties will continue.

Meanwhile, the island has reported its first death during the third wave of cases since the start of April, and a new cluster of infections in the Phoon Pon district in Phuket Town. The man that died was a 71 year old man who died yesterday morning.

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More than 2,000 inmates at the Bangkok Remand Prison and at the Women’s Correctional Institution have tested positive for Covid-19. The announcement from the Department of Corrections follows the recent news that a protest leader tested positive for Covid-19 after spending 8 weeks in jail awaiting trial for lese majeste charges.

Pro-democracy activist Panusya “Rung” Sithijirawattanaku made a post on Facebook saying she tested positive for Covid-19. She had been held in the Women’s Correctional Institution for 59 days and was released on bail on May 6.

The Department of Corrections says 2,835 inmates have tested positive for the virus including 1,795 at Bangkok Remand Prison, making up more than half the prison population. A source told the Bangkok Post there is a total of 3,238 inmates at the prison.

The other 1,040 infections are inmates at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution. The prison has a population of 4,518 inmates.

Those with severe symptoms are admitted to hospitals outside the prison while the other infected inmates are being treated at field hospitals set up at the prisons or at the Corrections Hospital, according to Corrections Department director-general Aryut Sinthoppan.

“The Corrections Department has ordered all correctional facilities to set up an area for quarantine and a field hospital, with doctors and nurses on duty to provide treatment for the infected inmates… We also plan to inoculate all detainees. We are only waiting for an allocation of vaccines from relevant agencies.”

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Phuket’s list of current ‘Covid’ restrictions have been extended until at least May 31. All the current levels of restrictions will remain until the end of the month after the Phuket Governor announced the continuation of restrictions this afternoon.

Daily new infection numbers continue to add to the island’s total of 556 since the start of April. The island’s latest wave started after a series of events, mostly Bangkok partygoers flying down for parties at Café Del Mar in Kamala, Illusion and Shelter, both in Bangla Road. The parties were organised by a Thong Lor based events company called Kolour. The daily numbers, whilst relatively stable, have not been going down as officials were hoping.

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Entry to the island, by road or air, will remain restricted and anyone without proof of vaccination or a current PCR Covid test (within 72 hours) will have to do a full 14 day quarantine period (after May 15). The rapid Covid tests that were being conducted at the airport and Tha Chatchai Checkpoint are being stopped from this Saturday.

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Meanwhile, the island has reported its first death during the third wave of cases since the start of April, and a new cluster of infections in the Phoon Pon district in Phuket Town. The man that died was a 71 year old man who died yesterday morning.

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