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Chon Buri centre for abused and trafficked children struggles amid Covid crisis

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Thailand, like much of Southeast Asia, has long wrestled with human trafficking issues. According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2016, vulnerable “persons are trafficked into Thailand for forced labor or sexual exploitation and Thai nationals are trafficked abroad for the same reasons.”

Among the most vulnerable are children. Pisorn Noja, director of the Centre for Human Trafficking in Children and Abused Children in the Chon Buri area (Baan Kruja), spoke with Thai media about the severe negative impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the centre, resulting in vastly reduced support from the overall community. He told the press that due to government policy, at this time people who would normally be travelling to donate and support to the centre are not allowed to enter and see the work they do, leading to significantly less donation revenue and overall support.

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Noja says that because the centre is closed out of fear of infection and the spread of Covid-19, the children are confined indoors and aren’t allowed to go participate in the various activities usually organised for them, like various training and classes to promote their self development. He says Baan Kruja was growing vegetables and teaching the children how to farm, which was helping offset any current problems with the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

He is appealing for donations of rice, dry food and second hand clothes and money. saying that although people won’t be allowed to enter the centre or interact with the children, that staff can be called to collect all donations during the current crisis.

Chon Buri centre for abused and trafficked children struggles amid Covid crisis | News by The Thaiger

There are 42 children, the vast majority having come from abusive homes and bad situations, currently living at the centre. The centre currently has funds for the remaining semester, but is gravely concerned about the future due to the impact Covid-19 has had on the community at large.

Chon Buri centre for abused and trafficked children struggles amid Covid crisis | News by The Thaiger

The centre was founded in 2008 and has been helping abused and trafficked children for 13 years now. It still has regular donations and support from various individuals and groups, but due to the crisis a shortfall in the usual support is trying to ensure that the community as a whole knows who they are and remembers those who especially need help during the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis.

Donations can be made in person at the Baan Kruja center, located at Village 7 in the Nong Prue Subdistrict, Banglamung, Chonburi province.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News | STVPattaya

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10 new cases of Covid today in Thailand, all in quarantine

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Thailand has 10 new cases of Covid-19 reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The infections were from those arriving from 8 different countries, with all being in quarantine. The new cases bring the total to 3,902 with the death toll remaining at 60. Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, US and India were the countries that the visitors have arrived from, with most having no symptoms upon entering Thailand.

A 55 year old from Germany who was a Dutch businessman tested positive in quarantine after arriving in Bangkok on November 6 without any symptoms.

A 30 year old Thai woman tested positive in quarantine with symptoms after arriving from Sweden on November 12 while a day later a 56 year old Swiss man tested positive after arriving from Switzerland with no symptoms. Another case was a 43 year old Thai masseuse who arrived from the Czech Republic on November 14. That person was also on the same flight as another previously confirmed case.

An engineer from Belgium tested positive after arriving on the same day as the Thai masseuse, and was on the same flight as another confirmed case. The Belgian displayed no symptoms. Again on the same day, a 15 year old Indian student tested positive after arriving in Bangkok. That student was also on a flight with a previously confirmed case.

2 Thai women, who also arrived on November 14 from the Netherlands tested positive. One was a 52 year old housewife with virus symptoms and the other was a 22 year old student with no symptoms. 2 more Thais returned from the US in which both tested positive on the same day as the others, with one displaying symptoms. The other, was a 61 year old retired official.

Globally, the amount of cases rose by 659,511 over the last 24 hours to 57.9 million. The death toll worldwide also rose to 1.37 million. The US remains as the country with the most cases, at 12.27 million, followed by India with just over 9 million. Thailand currently ranks 151st worldwide for the number of cases so far reported.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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WHO praises Thailand for being successful model of Covid containment

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The director of the World Health Organisation is praising Thailand for being a successful model of Covid-19 containment. Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Health says the WHO director noted that despite Thailand having a population of 70 million with many densely populated cities, the total number of cases is less than 4,000 with only 60 deaths so far.

But she says that the success isn’t coincidental, but more of a result of over 40 years of investments by past and present governments to improve the public health infrastructure, including recruiting public health volunteers, which have played an important role in the regions during SARS and now Covid.

Today, Thailand is reporting 8 new cases of Covid-19, all arrivals from abroad, and undergoing state quarantine. Currently, the total number of cases is 3,874 with the death toll remaining at 60.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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8 new imported cases – Thai Covid update

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The CSSA in Thailand has reported 8 new imported cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total amount of coronavirus infections since the pandemic began to 3,874. No additional deaths have been reported.

4 Thai nationals, 3 Indians, and 1 Egyptian made up the new imported cases, all identified whilst in quarantine. One Thai returnee from Belgium tested positive for the virus on her second test last Thursday. Another Thai woman who returned from the UAE also tested positive for the virus on her second test while displaying no symptoms. Another Thai woman returned from Egypt tested positive on Tuesday with the last Thai national woman testing positive after arriving from Switzerland on November 8.

3 Indian nationals, who were unrelated, tested positive after arriving on November 7. The final new case was an Egyptian man, who arrived on November 5, testing positive with no symptoms.

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