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Chinese businessmen are helping to feed people in Pattaya after handing out over 1,000 meals to the needy last night. The handouts occurred near Third Road with Pattaya City Police nearby to help ensure social distancing and other safety measures.

Hundreds of locals were seen queing for the event well before it was scheduled to start, indicating the increasing need for aid. As Pattaya is part of Chon Buri province, an area that has been indicated as “highly controlled” due to the second wave of Covid-19 that hit Thailand in the past couple of months.

That wave, sent businesses and venues into shutdown, with many struggling to survive. But recently, Pattaya has recorded only 1 new case of the virus in the past 4 days, and only single digit cases in the past week. Local businesses are hoping this decrease in virus numbers will help speed up the reopening of businesses.

Although many venues can stay open, such as restaurants, their opening hours are restricted as well as seeing hardly any customers due to the travel restrictions in the province, which requires permission from a district official in writing in order to enter or leave.

Previously, Pattaya was relying on domestic tourism to keep it afloat after Thailand placed measures that essentially stopped foreign tourists from arriving. Now, many hotels in Pattaya are struggling to keep their staff and have resorted to selling their restaurants’ food on the streets or offering delivery in an attempt to support their remaining staff.

Despite multiple requests for the government to force businesses to shutdown, which would put many formal workers at hotels on social security, it has been denied. Chonburi Public Health Officials say they will be reviewing the strict measures at the end of the month, but warn it isn’t a promise of allowing businesses to reopen.

Despite the area restricting tourism, Pattaya city officials have announced they will spend funds to clean up the Walking Street and decorate the streets for Chinese New Year on February 12.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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    gosport

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Great

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      J West

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Agreed, but short term. Perhaps the government could step in and help the impoverished by adding a bus ticket home. There’s no hope for these thousands of destitute people if they stay in Pattaya now that the sex industry is dead.

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        Gosport

        Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:55 pm

        Tourism industry must be hit hard to change people’s mind to know that money comes easy, goes easy.

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    Zacma

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:22 am

    See both the side for story. Indian business man giving food and help starting for covid pandemic and not news post now also India give made in India vaccine to all neighbour’s countries and this vaccine 100% safe for side affects but no news post. Only one business man help then news flash. Think about Tibet, China slowly slowly cover all Tibet land so be care full. If China help their have some resion behind it but if Indian no any resion

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      Actually, Zacma, the news that India has given tens of thousands of doses of Covaxin to its neighbours has been widely reported in the media, but not so much because of any generosity but because of the controversy as Covaxin has only been approved for clinical trials, so these are free Phase Three Trials – not a “gift” of an approved vaccine.

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      Gosport

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:52 pm

      This is Thailand, news about Thailand. no news about India is acceptable. I doubt India has vaccine available.

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    Dirty farang

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Many Western restaurants have been giving away food for free for a year now. But of course in Thailand, only the Chinese are good.Farangs just dirty invaders
    We never forget it.

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      Michael

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Do you really have to be so negative?

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      Gosport

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Many? how many? appreciate any effort to revive local communities

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      daniel wom

      Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      correct. what if we stop handing out lifebags to thousands of thai people, monthly? we could just stop it and say: no, if all our effort will get honored to chinese people, we have to stop it. next time you stay hungry, go to your chinese friend and ask for food.
      thats annoying af.
      sure, we will repeat as long as we can, but to know, that chinese people will get all honors for that, its not ok. we dont want any honor, but stop praising the wrong people for actions of others. wtf.

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    Issan John

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    It’d be VERY interesting to know why the Pattaya News thinks these are “Chinese businessmen” since they were anonymous!

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    James Pate

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    How gracious of these bat-eating bastards who started this shitshow.

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      Mr cynic

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      Indeed,a poisoned chalice perhaps?

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      Bill

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      Rumor has it if you eat a animal you will then possess it’s certain type of animalistic strength. I ate a honey badger the other day and added 5lbs to my bench press. It works!!!

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

        The more you weigh, the more you can bench press.
        You just put on weight Bill.
        .
        lol

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        lol

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        if i eat an ant, i can luft a truck with 1 finger?

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    daniel wom

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    We do this every month, sometimes twice, since april 2020 in phuket. nobody bets an eye.
    but if a chinese businessman hand out a few lifebags, its the story of the year?
    here you see phukets handouts: https://wom87.de/wir-helfen-menschen-in-not/

    but yes, its good that also some other people do the same. thank you, anonymous businessman

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    daniel

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    thaiger deletes my comments because i dont praise chinese people, for doing 1 time a handout, while hundrets of western farangs handout lifbags since april 2020 and fed 100.000+ hungry thai people.
    nice move. lets rename it to chineger. you lost a few readers by that.
    and maybe we stop giving out lifebags, as allways only chinese people are getting honored for our actions.
    ive seen lots of farangs giving out food. but never a chinese guy.
    thats fakenews for getting better reputation of the chinese community. nothing else

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Today, the Thai government is reporting 79 new cases of Covid-19, with 65 locally-transmitted, and 14 imported, raising the total to 26,241 since the pandemic began. 1 new death has been reported, raising the total amount of deaths to 85. The new infections, which are now in the double-digits, shows Thailand’s Covid situation as improving according to the assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Panprapa Yongtrakul.

“The two-digit level of new cases found at hospitals and communities shows that the local Covid-19 situation is under control.”

The CCSA reports that 43 of the 65 local infections were found in communities with 22 of the 65 found in hospitals across 4 provinces.

Samut Sakhon province, the source of the second wave of Covid in the Kingdom, reported 77% of the new cases. Of the 50 cases found in the province, 38 were found in communities and 12 were found at hospitals.

Pathum Thani reported 8 new cases, with 3 being found at hospitals, and 5 in the community. Bangkok reported 6 new cases at hospitals and Chon Buri reported 1 infection found at a hospital. 12 of the 14 imported infections were quarantined arrivals from Russia, The United Arab Emirates, The United States, Slovenia, South Africa, Germany, Libya and Italy.

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The other 2 imported cases were that of Thai women, who ellegedly returned from Myanmar illegally through a natural border crossing in Tak province, despite the government closing off natural border crossings after the February coup by the military in Myanmar.

Covid-19 cases rose worldwide by 446,747 over the past 24 hours to 116.21 million. The worldwide death toll rose by 9,955 to 2.58 million. The US still has the most cases at 29.53 million, rising by 68,321 over the past 24 hours, and the most deaths at 533,636, rising by 1,993 over the last 24 hours.

In light of the recent downturn in reported cases, Samut Sakhon has recently reopened 22 of its wet markets. However, the seafood market where the second wave of the Covid outbreak began, is not one of them, and it is not yet known when that might reopen.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, will chair a meeting on Monday, in which a vaccine passport scheme and potential travel bubbles will be discussed. Anutin says those who’ve been inoculated against Covid-19 will be issued with a book to confirm their vaccination. It’s hoped this will make international travel easier, as well as boosting the public’s confidence and helping life return to some kind of normality.

“The Public Health Ministry is making preparations to bring life back to normal, restore businesses and revive the Thai economy.”

A number of groups and industry representatives have added their voices to growing calls for a vaccine passport policy. The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking is urging the government to implement the scheme without further delay, while also calling for private companies in Thailand to be allowed purchase and distribute vaccines.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is also pushing for a vaccine passport policy, while the Tourism Ministry has urged the Health Ministry to approve one. Meanwhile the PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the Foreign Ministry to carry out a study on vaccine passports, adding that the jury is still out as to their effectiveness. They also have their critics, primarily among rights’ groups and doctors, who argue that there is not yet enough evidence that vaccination prevents transmission.

At Monday’s meeting of the National Communicable Diseases Committee, the Anutin-led panel will also discuss the idea of travel bubbles. Thailand has been considering entering into reciprocal travel arrangements with countries with a high take-up of Covid-19 vaccines.

Meanwhile, Anutin says the public must continue with the practice of mask-wearing, noting that the number of Thais doing so has recently slipped. He says that recent data shows the number of people wearing masks has dropped below 80%, compared to 90% last month.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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A hospital in the northern province of Tak has had to shut its doors to visitors after 2 patients treated at the facility subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Nation Thailand reports that Mae Sot Hospital is now closed to visitors until Monday.

It’s understood that 19 staff members have had contact with 2 patients who tested positive for the virus. Hospital director Thawatchai Setsuppana says the closure is to facilitate a deep clean of the facility and confirmed that a number of medical workers are self-isolating.

“3 doctors, 11 nurses and 5 patient assistants have been ordered to undergo 14-day quarantine.”

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“On March 2, she took a Covid-19 test at Sukhothai Hospital and went shopping in Muang district before heading home. She was admitted to Ban Dan Lan Hoi Hospital on March 3 after her test came back positive.”

It is unclear how the woman managed to evade the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Border officials have stepped up patrols in recent weeks, amid fears that Burmese nationals fleeing the violence in Myanmar may attempt to cross illegally into Thailand, bypassing health checks and quarantine.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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