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Covid UPDATE: New cases rise to 1,543, DDC recommends work from home in red zone areas

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Thailand’s Covid-19 infections are still on the rise, with the Kingdom reporting 1,543 new infections in the last 24 hours. Only 3 of those are imported with 1,540 being cases of community transmission. Thailand has now recorded 37,453 infections. 8,973 patients are receiving hospital treatment, 41 of whom have pneumonia.

11 people are currently in a serious condition on ventilators.

1,540 were community cases, most from the hot zone of Bangkok with 409 new infections. Chiang Mai had 278 new cases, Prachuap Khiri Khan 98 and Chon Buri (including Pattaya) 98.

UPDATE: Dr Chawetsan Namwat, the acting director for emergency health at the Department of Disease Control, says that people will need to consider working from home for 2 weeks if they live in a red zone area.

He said that it may be necessary to increase restrictions further to mitigate the upward trajectory of Covid-19 that is expected to rise after Songkran. Those red zone areas include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Samut Prakan, Narathiwat, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani and Sa Kaeo.

“To reduce risks, people should work from home after the Songkran festival.”

Covid UPDATE: New cases rise to 1,543, DDC recommends work from home in red zone areas | News by ThaigerHere’s the trajectory of the outbreak since April 1…

April 1 – 26 infections
April 2 – 58 infections
April 3 – 84 infections
April 4 – 96 infections
April 5 – 194 infections
April 6 – 250 infections
April 7 – 334 infections
April 8 – 405 infections
April 9 – 559 infections
April 10 – 789 infections
April 11 – 967 infections
April 12 – 985 infections
April 13 – 965 infections
April 14 – 1,335 infections
April 15 – 1,543 infections

Covid UPDATE: New cases rise to 1,543, DDC recommends work from home in red zone areas | News by Thaiger

 

 

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    Jason

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    This is the first time that Thailand has had to face what so many other countries have had to face….. Covid cases growing in an almost exponential way. Hopefully authorities will begin to “ringfence” the hotspots and lock them down. It worked in my country. Suspension of people movement in and out of hotspot provinces, rather than national lockdowns. I never expected that Thailand would have more cases than my own country. The sad reality is, they do and the numbers are growing. Time for Thailand to flatten the curb!

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    Tim Houston

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    If you look at this page, ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations
    Thailand is super low on vaccine doses administered per 100 people, at 0,05, one of the lowest in the world, or 0,72% of people who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
    Compared to Israel 62% they still have a long way to go…
    01 July open is just a smokescreen.

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    Ray

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    @Jason. I doubt if this will work in Thailand. If you look at China and Vietnam where they pulled this off, they are communist countries with a well organized state control which reaches into the neighborhoods. There are local governmental committees everywhere and for each and every thing. Vietnam has an enormous amount of people who work in the army. They are not real soldiers and basically have nothing to do. But they can instantly be ordered to jump into action to control the population. I can be mistaken, but I think Thai people are more emancipated and want to decide what’s best for themselves.

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    vic

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Jason, what worked in your country is the herd immunity, that has already been achieved in Thailand.
    Did you note that nobody dies and worse cases are strong flus???

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Time for Thailand to use the vaccines they have and vaccinate.

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    Denis

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    It is a shame that, because of a few selfish people, who cannot do without partying, alcohol or gambling, a whole population of rule-abiding people find themselves facing a mortal risk.
    After more than a year of efforts to wear the mask despite the heat, to respect social distancing, to limit one’s social life, everything is shattered because of these irresponsible people.
    They deserve jail, stiff fines and life-long banishment from the country for foreigners.

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    Stardust

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Fact is that the PM advice to travel for Songkran and doing the festival. Second Fact that hiso government officials and Politicions were superspreaders and have parties in hiso gentlemen clubs and they show no responsibility also the involved high rankings in Thonglor who have their shares in this hiso club. Now the whole country has to suffer and get punished and they show nk respknsibiltity and get not punsihed. Thats a shame how they play with peoples life and the economy. Also a shame how thsy play with future of the children and students. Corruption and selfish officials are destroying the country

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    Craig

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Interesting. This is a good test. The military’s of the world see this and I’m guessing it confirms their fears. There’s a good “bang for the buck” in a biohazard conflict and it appears the western countries are not ready. My guess is there will be a country that takes advantage of this. That will be the new normal.

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    Ben

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Where are the assholes that say Thailand gained herd immunity months ago? Idiots!

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    Frank

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Thailand is going to face the inevitable, that Covid will spread widely until vaccines are widely given. By the time that happens, Covid will have run its course.

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    Stefan Svensson

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Looking forward to 2022! What else to do

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    gordon

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    @Ray I think you’re right…thankfully.

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Another monk above in the photograph who does not really believe in reincarnation, but still the peasants pay him for his support so that they will be reincarnated.
    A liar and a cheat.
    A waste of a vaccine.

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    James R

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    What do you expect and it will get even worse before it gets better in Thailand.

    Thailand goes about business as if the virus does not exist, bars, restaurants, large shopping areas are all open and have been for many months, people are brushing past each other all the time so naturally the virus spreads.

    Many other countries have had wave after wave of infections as they open up and then close again, so of course it will also happen in Thailand.

    It will happen here again in England as this week we have opened up shops, pubs(outside), swimming pools etc, give it two weeks and the number of cases will shoot up again.

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    Mungus

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Flatten the CURB?

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    Mungus

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Clearly the maskless falang loathing Health Minister has no one to blame but himself now. Was there evera plan B besides “keep the vaccine out of the Kingdom?” Whoops forgot, the word plan doesn’t translate into Thai. Taking bets that the June DEADline was written in pencil.

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    Manu

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:53 am

    “It will happen here again in England as this week we have opened up shops, pubs(outside), swimming pools etc, give it two weeks and the number of cases will shoot up again.”

    James R (that goes also for Denis, Stardurst, etc…), I have the solution for you: stay at home for the rest of your life cause the virus sars-cov-2 and its countless variants(as for all viruses since the beggining of life on earth) will most likely be around for years. And in the meantime, keep your fears to yourself safely at home and let the other people live their lives.

    A little advice James R (and the others): do not smoke, do not drink, do not eat too much fat, sugar, palm oil etc… (check the ingredients for every single item you buy), live on the ground floor, avoid using dangerous stairs, do not drive a car or any other vehicule (well you cannot since you are staying at home), eat 5 fruits/vegetables daily (organic obviously, none of the stuff full of pesticides), go to your GP every 6 months for a full checkup, get the flu and covid jabs twice a year, wear a mask at all time in your home (obviously), make sure NOONE gets through your front door at all time (obviously – we are all potentially infected) etc etc… Do all this, and you should be fine for the rest of your life.

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    James R

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Manu

    No not forever, but most of us will do the right thing as we have been doing and stay away from others for now as the number of cases will rise.

    Many other people are not just living their lives, they are taking other peoples lives just because they want a beer or some other petty reason.

    Do not smoke, I agree, don’t drink, no I like to drink in moderation.

    Drive a car, I do it every day, but I do wear a seat belt.

    The rest of the things you have suggested just show how mad you are.

    Your suggestions are funny and not at all related to a virus which is killing millions of people here and now around the world, still if you and your other idiot friends can go out and have a beer it must be worth all those deaths eh?

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