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    paul scott

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    So eventually I imagine people will start to recognise they these PCR tests are entirely useless. They give false positives and false negatives and can not attempt in any way to specify the virus Governments will not of course ever recognise this, for there is nothing quite a stupid as Government

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    Max B

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Another covid case from a Muslim country. Its either Thais returning from them or the Egyptians from the other day and now these from Sudan. Again, not racist, just facts.

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      Steve

      Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      Its racist to use these 2cases to make a random point. There are many Thais returning from UK, US and Europe who have tested positive. So to point out these 2recent cases is pure and simple racism. This Pandamic doesnt differentiate race, gender age or any such distinctions, its humans who do!!!

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      PhilFab

      Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Of course this is racist comment! Are USA, Brazil, Russia, Mexico also Muslim? NO! Still they have a lot more cases than Sudan or Egypt

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      me!

      Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      how about singapore then? and correlation doesn’t equal causation. but one funny thing is that of all cultures, muslim countries should be used to be covered up. it’s not like south beach miami. lol

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    Michael Lewis

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Quarantine all incoming people, no ifs or buts, airmen and Sudan tribes are not essential for normal functioning of the country and if they attempt to bribe CCSD officials then they should be shoped for the protection of everyone else in Thailand.

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    Amy Sukwan

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:52 am

    I’ve heard horror stories about the PCR tests I’m trying to get back to my husband in Thailand the Thai Consulate says they are swamped. I know I need a negative PCR test but what does that even mean? If it’s positive does that mean I can never come to Thailand? Does it go away or are there antibodies? What’s the difference between antibodies and PCR?

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      PhilFab

      Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:36 am

      PCR test detects virus. Positive means you are infected, you cannot come. Wait till you recover, then it will be negative again, you can come.
      Antibodies means that you had it before and you kicked it out. You will be immune as long as it is positive

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    Momo

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    The Sudanese ambassador is a woman. I suspect when the mention the mother it means her as well. Not sure about the statement “the ambassador and his wife” since they should be the same person.

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Covid UPDATE: Wednesday’s new infections rise to 1,335 people, 36 people in “serious condition”

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Thailand’s CCSA has announced 1,335 new infections today, after a slight dip in the 10 day surge yesterday. 1,326 of those new infections are local, not imported, and mostly from Bangkok. Today’s tally takes the national total to 35,910 since January 2020 when the first case outside China was detected in Thailand on January 13.

The new infections have mostly emerged in Bangkok with 351 cases. Surrounding provinces report an additional 115 infections today. In other provinces, 877 people.

It’s also been reported today that 36 people are currently in a serious condition and 9 people are on ventilators. Here’s the number of cases reported each day since the start of April…

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

Meanwhile, Prachuap Khiri Khan officials have ordered the closure of “high risk venues” such as pubs, bars, water parks, children’s playgrounds, gyms, cinemas, game shops. The Governor says restaurants can open “but no alcohol can be served”. This includes the seaside town of Hua Hin.

In Krabi there is now a total of 11 infections, 6 new ones yesterday.

In Chon Buri, which includes Pattaya, there were 99 new confirmed infections of Covid today … a similar number to the past few days.

Total number of infections being treated in provinces…

• Bangkok: 1,689
• Chiang Mai: 880
• Chonburi: 594
• Samut Prakan: 416
• Narathiwat: 304
• Prachuap Khiri Khan: 265
• Samut Sakhon: 166
• Pathum Thani: 124
• Sa Kaeo 105
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Bangkok police tracking down owners of Thong Lor clubs where virus resurfaced

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Police in Bangkok are on the hunt for the owners of 2 nightclubs considered ground zero for a third wave of Covid-19 currently spreading around the country. The Krystal Club and Emerald Thonglor 13, in the capital’s fashionable Thonglor district, are currently closed, with the managers of both sentenced to 2 months’ imprisonment. However, officials are now attempting to track down the real owners of both establishments.

Nation Thailand reports that the authorities are examining ownership and shareholding documentation related to the 2 venues, after police chief Piya Tawichai confirmed a cluster of Covid-19 infections is believed to have spread from the clubs. The managers of both venues have been charged with violating the emergency decree and disease prevention regulations, with the Bangkok Municipal Court sentencing them to 2 months’ imprisonment on April 9.

The head of Metropolitan Police Division 5, Sophon Saraphat, has also transferred 2 Thonglor police officers, including the superintendent of Thonglor police station, while an investigation into the Covid-19 cluster continues.

Sophon says authorities are also examining the operating licences of both clubs, which have been closed for 30 days, while officials determine if they should be shut down for a period of 5 years.

3 nightlife venues in Phuket, thought to be behind a resurgence of Covid-19 in the southern province have been closed as part of a wider temporary shutdown of nightlife on the island. It is not yet known if the owners will face prosecution.

The Illuzion and Shelter nightclubs in Patong, along with the Café del Mar beach club in Kamala each held mass parties during the weekend of April 2- 4, with invited guests travelling from as far as Bangkok. Media reports put attendance at each party at over 3,000.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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UPDATE: Field hospitals being established in Covid hot zones around Thailand

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UPDATE: The field hospital in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district, west of the Chao Phraya river, had its first 10 Covid patients today. The director of the medical services office of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration says that the 10 patients into the makeshift hospital, located at the Chalerm Phra Kiat Stadium, will enable assessment of the performance by the medical team, before more patients arrive – Thai PBS World

ORIGINAL STORY: Despite the confident posture and Songkran going ahead, amid restrictions, there is a lot of background activity which suggest the authorities are getting ready for a surge of new infections at the end of the Songkran break, officially this Thursday (but in reality, next Sunday at the end of the weekend when most people who travelled home will return for a resumption of work).

The Thai lunar new year celebrations – Songkran – are the largest mass movement of Thais each year, a source for a huge leap in road deaths and accidents. And, this year, a potential super-spreader event.

Quietly, at least 3,000 extra beds have been prepared in 10 field hospitals around Bangkok. The government has also confirmed that additional field hospitals are being set up in other potential ‘hot zones’, including Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Hua Hin. Some of them were set up last year, and since closed, and now being prepared for new positive infections.

One Thai person who had been in one of the field hospitals put together a check-list of things to take IF you end up as an invited ‘guest’ HERE.

The CCSA say they are looking for additional beds in hotels and previous state quarantine facilities (where repatriating Thais were housed for their free quarantine) to be used if needed.

This year’s Songkran had bad timing, coming just a week after a number of major clusters were identified around some of Bangkok’s popular nightlife areas in 3 key inner city districts. Even before Songkran these isolated clusters had already spread into the provinces. In the weekend before Songkran the government had already listed 37 provinces which had instigated some form of paperwork or restrictions for people who had been in any of the 3 Bangkok districts.

The government also leapt on the source of the new outbreaks – bars, clubs and entertainment venues – and promptly shut them down for at least 2 weeks. At this stage it looks likely that that ban will be extended beyond the 2 weeks and, depending on the extent of new infections following the Songkran holiday, additional restrictions will also be added.

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