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CCSA update: 1 local Covid case detected in Krabi, another case in ASQ in Phuket

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A 38 year old Dutch man has tested positive for Covid-19 in Phuket.  The man was staying at an Alternative State Quarantine venue in Phuket. And an Indian restaurant worker in Krabi has also tested positive, this time a case of apparent local transmission. 10 other positive cases were detected today, including 8 people in quarantine and 2 Burmese truck driver. The cases were announced this afternoon by the CSSA.

The Dutch national arrived from The Netherlands on November and checked into his pre-booked ASQ facility in Phuket. He tested positive November 5 and was asymptomatic. He was immediately admitted to a private hospital.

Today the CSSA reported 12 new cases of the coronavirus in Thailand. Among them was a new local case in Krabi. The new cases of Covid-19 today take the national total to 3,830.

The Krabi local infection is a 37 year old Indian man. He tested positive on November 4 during a routine health test for a work permit. He is being treated at a Krabi public hospital with the CSSA saying only that they are “investigating” the mystery case. He originally arrived in Thailand 3 months ago and had been unable to repatriate to India. He had been working at the local Krabi restaurant in the main town part time while staying with 3 friends.

He has been asymptomatic. His 3 friends were immediately tested at the Krabi Hospital and have tested negative at this stage and were allowed to return home.

The third test on Friday night was negative and the hospital sent his blood samples to a hospital in Phuket for a retest. The result was not known yet.

Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry has approved a proposal to shorten the 14 day quarantine period to 10 days, but only travellers from low-risk countries such as China, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. For all other countries, for now, the quarantine period remains at 14 days.

The proposal now needs to be determined by the CCSA before going to Cabinet for a final decision.

10 other cases announced today, all from quarantined arrivals from 7 countries, 2 from France, 2 from the US and 1 from the UAE, India, Mexico, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

There were also 2 Burmese, aged 29 and 45, truck drivers detected at the border in the north, who have already been sent back to Myanmar.

SOURCES: CCSA | Bangkok Post

 

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12 Comments

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  1. Cameron

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Poor Indian guy, gets tested and sent to hospital, now with huge medical bill for what looks like a false positive…

    • Don R

      Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 9:37 am

      That’s what I was thinking. It’s a big scam.

  2. SG666

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Here we go.

    If the information I have regarding the ASQ is correct ALL arrivals are 1. landing in Bangkok and 2. have to go trough ASQ in Bangkok. So how this guy could check in a ASQ facility on Phuket requires an explanation.

    Regarding the Krabi case there are 2 options. 1. the PCR tests or whatever they used are not accurate or 2. there are local transmissions, sure nobody will find another case related to that one as zero case policy has to be maintained and quarantine may be reduced to 10 days – which will have not any effect by the way.

    I am waiting for a face saving fairytale.

  3. Glenn

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    “He tested positive November 5 and was asymptomatic. He was immediately admitted to a private hospital.”

    “The Krabi local infection is a 37 year old Indian man. He tested positive on November 4 during a routine health test for a work permit”, and “He has been asymptomatic. His 3 friends were immediately tested at the Krabi Hospital and have tested negative at this stage and were allowed to return home.”

    ??? What exactly are asymptomatic people being ‘treated for’ at hospitals ???

    and “10 other cases announced today, all from quarantined arrivals from 7 countries, 2 from France, 2 from the US and 1 from the UAE, India, Mexico, Switzerland and The Netherlands.”

    Well the other newspaper said these 10 were all asymptomatic and being treated at various hospitals.
    Again I ask, TREATED FOR WHAT???!

    TEST THE PCR-Tests. They are notorious for false positives and inaccuracies.

    • Manu

      Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Glenn: “What exactly are asymptomatic people being ‘treated for’ at hospitals ???”

      I have been asking myself the same question for weeks!! Everyday the vast majority of tested positive in quarantaine are all asymptomatic, nevertheless they are sent to hospital. Even if they have been tested positive for Sars-Cov-2 (let’s even say that none of them are “false-positive”, which is obviously not possible), if they have no symptom, that means they do not have the disease Covid-19. But they keep telling us day after day all over the world, this is the “new normal”, and under this “new normal”, they treat people in hospital that are simply not sick. As Bill Gates said it (back in April already…!!!), the “new normal” will be the entire world population vaccined, regardless if 95% of them will be vaccined for a disease that they will not catch or will be as harmfull as a bad cold at the worst.

      Don’t you all love this “new normal” world???

      • SG666

        Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 10:03 am

        Bill Gates can dream on. I am 100 percent sure that if the WHO or some other roque world organization tries to implement mandatory covid vacination this will result in a worldwide civil war.
        I personally will refuse to get vaccinated and if they will try they should be ready for trouble.

        • The Thaiger & The Nation

          Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

          I think a “worldwide civil war” is called a World War sven@suntactecnologies.com

          • SG666

            Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 11:18 am

            Disagree.A world wat decribes a war many nations involved fighting against each other. This will be not the case. I believe that if a worldwide mandatory vaccination will be enforced that groups in many nations will resist and will defend their human rightsagainst theit governments with weapons. They will have my full support

          • Manu

            Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 6:23 pm

            And what about “civil wars worldwide” (one in each country for example although all linked as for the same reason)? Is that better?? In whichever order we put those words, the meaning is pretty clear.

            I agree with you SG666…

  4. Toby Andrews

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    The Indian man tested positive for the virus
    His three friends immediately tested were shown to be negative.
    What a tragedy for the hospital.
    All that money they lost not treating three others.
    I suggest the first person did not have the virus, never had the virus, and if he did have the virus his three friend would have the virus!
    Could it be that the original person they claimed to be contagious was not, and the Thais were fishing for patients to loot on false pretences?

  5. Remo

    Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    We must be very ,very sceptical when we hear that Thailnd is covid free. The UK had 523000 covid test per 1 million population, Thailand had only 14000, most of it in the first half year and for people in quarantine.
    It is 38x more tests in the UK.

    Extremely low number of test have been performed in Thailand since June on local population.

    • Mike Frenchie

      Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      That’s why Thailand is not in the low covid countries list, it is in the untested countries…

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