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9 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine, all asymptomatic

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9 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine in the past 24 hours. All were reported as asymptomatic and from those travelling back from India, Japan, South Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand now reports a total of 3,652 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 59 deaths. 3,457 people have recovered and 136 people are being treated in hospitals. Here’s some more details about the cases announced today…

  • 3 army engineers from South Sudan, ages 27, 35 and 36, tested positive for Covid-19. They arrived on Monday and were quarantined in Chon Buri when they tested positive for the virus. They were admitted to the Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok.
  • 3 people travelling from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for Covid-19. 2 were Thai women, a 26 year old flight attendant and a 39 year old masseuse, who returned to Thailand last Friday and tested positive for the virus 3 days after their arrival. They were quarantined and treated in Chon Buri. The other case from the UAE is a 31 year old American boxing coach who arrived last Friday and tested positive for the virus 3 days later. He was quarantined and treated in Bangkok.
  • 2 people travelling from India tested positive for Covid-19. The Indian women, 25 and 55 years old, have family in Thailand. They arrived on September 30 and tested positive 12 days later. They were quarantined and treated in Bangkok.
  • A 50 year old Thai woman travelling from Japan tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on October 7 and tested positive 3 days later. She was quarantined and treated in Chon Buri.

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    Betty Wong

    October 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Has this photo been tampered with? Four foreigners with out masks inside the airport.

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    Glenn

    October 14, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    you, specifically you in thailand reading this must, now be locked up for 2 weeks – no questions, no choice – you are a danger to society.

    Why? What!?

    You are infected and must be locked in quarantine immediately!

    But I’m not sick! I’m fine…

    NO, you are infected and asymptomatic, and are dangerous. GET IN THE VAN NOW!

    Same logic as what’s used on the ‘returnees’. Same ‘proofs’.

    This is NOT about a virus, this is about power and control.

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    joe

    October 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    THAI ARE MILITARY COUNTRY ONLY
    IF NOT SINTOMS
    IT S MEAN NOT DANGEROUS
    DOCTORS IN THAILAND AND ALSO IN THE WORLD NEED BACK TO SCHOOL
    NO ONE HAVE KNOWLEDGE ………TERRIBLE
    DOCTOR JOE.
    IF NEED CONSULTING I WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE IT

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    Issan John

    October 14, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    … umm … yes, it’s about “control” – controlling the spread of the virus so Thailand doesn’t end up in the same state as the West where it’s out of control … despite the controls.

    … and if you haven’t got it yet, 80% of Covid-19 cases are asymptomatic so while they’re not “sick”, they’re infected and contagious.

    It’s not about “power and control” but about protecting people.

    Alternatively, of course, the government could use it’s “power and control” in a Western way, and close the bars, restaurants, schools, unis, gyms, dentists, etc, etc, and ban weddings, wakes, etc, etc … now I wonder which most people would prefer …

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    JM McGreggor

    October 14, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I wonder if the number of virus cases found each day in Thai quarantine would go down if Thai returnees had a Covid19 test before flying? As it stands today all they require is a ‘fit to fly certificate’ which is obtained by a video call to Thai embassy in the relative country. A fit to fly certificate does not include a Covid 19 test. By contrast all westerners flying these days must have a Covid19 test, a fit to fly certificate from a recognised body, plus a COE and health insurance. Considering the vast number of Covid 19 virus cases in all countries, the chances of sitting next to an infected passenger, regardless of nationality, is quite high.

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      Issan John

      October 14, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      I agree with you on all counts, JM, as although I’m in favour of strict border controls they need to be consistent, universal and simple and that’s where Thailand fails on all counts.

      I’m not sure that a pre-flight test for anyone serves much purpose, though, as they’re next to meaningless.

      At best, 3 to 7% are going to be wrong so that’s some 20 to 40 people per flight; at worst, they can’t be verified so anyone with PhotoShop and a printer could happily produce their own.

      Similarly health insurance, which is why only a limited number of providers are accepted so the insurance can be easily verified.

      There’s just too much scope for DIY.

      As you so rightly say, though, “considering the vast number of Covid 19 virus cases in all countries, the chances of sitting next to an infected passenger, regardless of nationality, is quite high.”

      Considerably higher, though, are the chances not just of sitting next to one but of using the same toilet, touching the same luggage bins, armrests, seat backs, handrails in departure areas, etc.

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        Rick

        October 15, 2020 at 6:31 am

        I certainly agree with the requirement for a negative virus test prior to boarding a plane to Thailand. Unfortunately all that does is prove that you weren’t a carrier of the virus 76 hours prior to departure. You can certainly be exposed to a carrier between the test and the arrival in Thailand. There is no sure fire way of preventing exposure during this time frame. The Thai people who don’t depend on tourism for a living are against allowing tourists back. However, with the economy collapsing as it is without tourism, to me the question is, do you allow foreigners back in or do you let the country go bankrupt and let those who depend on tourism starve. It’s not an easy question to answer, I realize. The way I look at it is, every time I get in a car and travel anywhere, I take a chance of being killed in an accident. However that is a chance I have to take in order to make a living for my family and loved ones. Nothing in life is guaranteed except death at some point. So in summation, I say Thailand has to take the chances in order to survive.

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    Maag

    October 14, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Keep Thailand close, safety first for the Nation !

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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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12 new Covid-19 cases in Thai quarantine

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12 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total number of confirmed cases is raised to 3,775 with 3,585 recoveries and 59 deaths. 131 are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. Here’s a list of the cases identified in the past 24 hours…

  • 4 Thai people, ages 26, 30, 42 and 52, travelling from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for Covid-19. They arrived on October 23 and 24, testing positive 4 to 5 days after arrival. 3 of them were on the same flight as 4 other previously confirmed coronavirus cases.
  • A 32 year old Brazilian engineer travelling from the Philippines tested positive for Covid-19 while at a quarantine hotel in Bangkok. He arrived on October 22 and tested positive 5 days later. He did not have symptoms.
  • A 34 year old Thai woman travelling from the United States and Taiwan tested positive for Covid-19 while at a quarantine facility in Chon Buri. She arrived on October 23 and tested positive 5 days later. She did not have symptoms.
  • 3 people travelling from India tested positive for Covid-19, including a woman who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus on September 28.
  • A 30 year old Myanmar woman tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on October 28 and tested positive the next day while quarantined at a Bangkok hospital for treatment unrelated to the coronavirus.
  • A 43 year old man travelling from Ethiopia tested positive for Covid-19 on October 28 upon arrival. He was quarantined at a Bangkok hospital for treatment unrelated to the coronavirus.
  • A 25 year old Thai student travelling from Jordan tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival on October 27 during a screening at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. He had symptoms of a runny nose.

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Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of October 29, according to Worldometers.

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PM to visit Phuket on Monday as island’s economy lies in tatters

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is to arrive in Phuket on Monday, where he will meet with local business leaders and discuss proposals for reviving the southern island’s devastated tourism sector. It’s understood a representative of Phuket’s Old Town area is to put forward an idea for promoting the historic centre as a tourist destination.

Since borders were closed in late March, in an effort to protect the country from the Covid-19 pandemic, Phuket’s tourist revenue has plummeted to practically zero, with countless businesses shuttered and thousands of jobs lost.

In addition to hearing suggestions from local operators on how to revive tourism on the island, the PM will also listen to requests for additional help from central government. The much-discussed Phuket Model never materialised, despite being seen at one point as the pilot project on which a wider re-opening of borders would be based.

While hotel occupancy in the province has increased from a pitiful 13.4% in June, September’s rates were still woefully low, at just 30%. This is despite a stimulus package introduced by the government in an effort to boost domestic tourism.

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Tests show Samui woman did not contract virus at quarantine hotel

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Tests carried out by the Disease Control Department show that the woman who tested positive for Covid-19 after being discharged from quarantine and travelling to Koh Samui, did not become infected at the quarantine facility. Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn says the results do not match those of 2 other guests who tested positive at the hotel in Samut Prakan, just outside Bangkok.

Tests show that the woman, who has dual Thai/French citizenship, contracted the infection 17 days earlier. However, Sopon says that while officials are still unsure as to where she became infected, the existing guidelines for quarantine facilities need to be reviewed.

“Though we haven’t found the source of her infection, we still have to revise our guidelines for alternative state quarantine sites and cut down the risk of spreading the virus.”

A national quarantine policy, currently at draft stage, sets out strict safety and hygiene standards for all quarantine facilities to adhere to. The guidelines cover everything from screening for suspected cases, data collection and reporting, as well as the provision of services and overall management of the venues. Health officials are also proposing cutting quarantine to 10 days and using movement tracing for an additional 4 days after guests are discharged.

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