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Officials say 4 Bangkok parties have led to nearly 40 Covid-19 cases

Maya Taylor

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An assistant spokesperson for the government’s Covid-19 task force says 4 separate parties in Bangkok are behind nearly 40 cases of the Covid-19 virus. Apisamai Srirangsan from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says that in each case, alcohol was a prime factor in people letting their guard down.

Nation Thailand reports that after a party attended by 30 people, 9 have tested positive, while 11 are under observation in quarantine. Another 10 have tested negative as they were only at the party briefly to drop off gifts. It’s understood the 9 infected patients were all drunk, stayed at the party a long time, and shared glasses as part of a drinking game. They also used their fingers to eat food and handle ice cubes.

Party number 2 was attended by 13 people, 10 of whom have tested positive for the virus. The circumstances around transmission are similar, in that the guests were drunk, spent a long time together, shared glasses, and eat with their hands. At the third get-together, there were 7 people in attendance, all of whom have tested positive. It’s understood the venue was poorly-ventilated and guests shared glasses and danced with each other. At the fourth party, all 13 guests were infected after sharing glasses and remaining in close contact over a long period.

Apisamai said that in each case, alcohol was a key factor in the transmission of the virus, lowering inhibitions and causing people to abandon disease prevention measures. She pointed out that this is why the sale of alcohol is currently banned in Bangkok’s public spaces.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:18 am

    There will be no deaths.
    People that go to parties are not old, fat, and sick, who are the persons that die of this virus.

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      Peter

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      The whole point and something that has been explained many times throughout the year is that ok these people will not die but maybe they pass it on to their dear old gran who might.
      I can’t believe you don’t understand this point yet.

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        Toby Andrews

        Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 4:25 pm

        That is like saying I am not driving a car because I might run someone over.
        Dear old gran, who is at risk if she is also fat and sick, should wear a mask and look after herself by not contacting people.
        If I on crutches I am not going rock climbing, and as Duchess has pointed, these party goers are producing a hear immunity.
        Once you have had covid, you are unlikely to contract it again, and consequently pass it on.
        Thanks Duchess.

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          Peter

          Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm

          I wonder if you would have this attitude if it was ebola or marburg that was running rampant?

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      Karena

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:52 pm

      There are plenty o do far young people, especially Brits, and children worldwide have died, amazed you don’t know that yet !

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    Baroness

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:58 am

    These people belong to the “Task Force” with a mission: Increase the herd immunity. Much cheaper than the vaccination process and more beneficial for the government (taxes on spirits).

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    Betsy Cyberpixie

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 9:31 am

    I don’t care how drunk I get, I don’t share my glass! LOL

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    Whocare

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:24 am

    And nobody ask the question: where this contaminated people (minimum one per party) come from? How they have been contaminated?

    Second question you should ask to authorities: why they are testing less than in Myanmar?

    Easy to say nobody is sick when nobody has access to data showing that’s true.
    No death? what about the people dying from “pneumonia” in Jan-feb 2020?

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