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Phuket primary school reports parent tests positive for Covid-19

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A primary school in Phuket made a brief announcement that a student’s parent tested positive for Covid-19. The Kajonkiet School Group made a post on its Facebook page, which was taken down within an hour, saying they were “unofficially” notified by the province’s public health office about the recent case and they are awaiting results from the second test to verify the case.

Nothing has been officially announced by the Phuket Provincial Public Health office to the public.

The patient’s child attends the Kajonkiet Pattana School, a private bilingual school in the Muang district. The school will be closed until further notice.

At this time, the student of that parent has been tested for Covid. They are awaiting the results.

The school’s management team posted an announcement on Facebook, saying they are waiting for the student’s results to see if the classmates or teachers need to be monitored or screened for the coronavirus.

No other details have been released about the case.

SOURCE: Facebook

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    Peter

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    They test, they find.
    Well done Sherlock.
    I know where my entertainment is coming from this holiday season.

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    Peter

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    They test, they find!!!!
    Well done Sherlock.
    I know where my holiday entertainment is coming from this year.

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    Kim

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    There are without a doubt more people in Phuket with the Chinese virus. It’s only a matter of when and not if the full lockdown will be enforced.

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      Alte Ledertasche

      Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Just checking flights to Dubai…Just in case.

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        Peter

        Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm

        Your the sort of idiot that makes my day.
        It’s a global pandemic. Clue’s in the name.
        Nowhere to hide. Even for the super immune ex pat community in Thailand.

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          Alte Ledertasche

          Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:23 pm

          I do not hide you idiot. I am not afraid of this Virus. Its about timing to get out of Thailand. If there is a lock down announced what is most likely in my opinion it will be difficult to get out of Land of scam again as they may close all airports as they did last time in April/May.

          The only reason why we are still in Land of Scam is that the international schools are open. We not willing to pay for distance learning.

          If there is a lock down and schools are closed there is no reason here to stay and we simply will fly for 3 month to Dubai and make some holidays before moving to our next destination what was anyway planned for June next year. We have direct flights from Dubai to our country so great.

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            Disappointed In You

            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

            ‘Land of Scam’…cute. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Thailand will be better without you in it. 🙂

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            Peter

            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:49 pm

            Unbelievable, your stupidity knows no bounds.
            You have said what you intend or want to do. Do you think this virus or the countries you want to visit, care about your travel plans?
            Maybe you should turn on a TV or read a paper.

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            Alte Ledertasche

            Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm

            I read more papers than you do you moron.

            Dubai is open with a PCR test. No problem. We get 90day visa exemption there. They have direct flights to our next destination where my wife and children having citizenship and i can get my residence visa in their Embassy in Dubai.

            Our destination country is open with PCR test as well but has no direct flights to Thailand.

            So what ? Who is the idiot here ?

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      albert zweistein

      Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2:23 am

      Yes and the Covid virus too.

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    Peter

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for providing me with a pantomime this festive season.
    Happy travels.

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    Mark

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Peter and Alte. – you guys are great. You’re an idiot, no you’re a moron. So funny. Way to go guys

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    Patrick Kelly

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 5:57 am

    : Antarctica can no longer lay claim to being the only continent free of coronavirus after 36 Chileans reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

    But I’m surprised there is an outbreak in Thailand. I thought masks work!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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PM vows action against ‘not factual’ information on vaccine plan

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will order legal action against anyone who “distorts information” about the government’s Covid-19 vaccination plan after the banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had raised the topic of “Royal Vaccine: Who Benefits and Who Doesn’t?” on his Facebook Live feed on Monday.

On the Facebook Live, Thanathorn criticised the government’s vaccine procurement and production, commenting that the government is too slow in securing sufficient inoculations.

“Thailand pinned its hopes only on AstraZeneca which allowed local pharmaceutical manufacturer, Siam Bioscience, to produce its vaccine. The government had not held talks with other countries until Jan 3 when it announced it will buy 2 million doses of vaccines from Sinovac which is a very small quantity… enough for only 1.5% of the population.”

Siam Bioscience is a royally-sponsored company that has partnered AstraZeneca to produce the vaccines for Thailand and other countries in the region.

According to Dr Nakorn Premsiri, director of the National Vaccine Institute, Siam Bioscience invited the British-Swedish pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca to visit its plant to see whether it met the criteria required to produce the vaccine at a minimum of 200 million doses per year. The government approved 600 million baht to improve the plant’s facilities to produce the Covid-19 vaccine according to the requirements of AstraZeneca.

Responding to Thanathorn’s comment, the PM says he will order prosecution for anything “that is distorted and not factual” that gets published, whether in media or on social media and that he has to protect the government’s credibility from those who are “irresponsible” with their remarks.

SOURCE:Bangkok Post

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CCSA Update: 59 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

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The new wave of cases has been on a downward slope in recent weeks. Today’s count of 59 new Covid-19 cases is the lowest daily count since mid-December. A coronavirus-related death was also reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing.

A 48 year old Thai woman died after testing positive for Covid-19. The woman worked as a driver for migrant workers. No other information was released about her in the CCSA’s English-language report. It’s unclear if she had pre-existing conditions.

Out of the 59 new Covid-19 cases, 28 are local transmissions, 23 cases were detected in proactive testing and 8 cases detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from abroad.

Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported a total of 12,653 Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths. The new wave of Covid-19 cases has spread to 62 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

CCSA Update: 59 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death | News by The Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of January 19, according to Worldometers.

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Shoppers disgruntled as registration for co-payment scheme fills up in 10 minutes

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Social media users are up in arms after registration for the government’s Kon La Khreung (“Let’s Go Halves”) co-payment scheme filled up within 10 minutes. The scheme, first introduced as an economic stimulus measure in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, gives shoppers 50% off the purchase of everyday items, up to 150 baht a day and capped at 3,500 baht for the duration of the scheme.

The third phase of registration had a quota of 1.34 million users, but interested parties had to be quick. Having lost their chance to register, many disgruntled people took to social media to complain, with the hashtag #คนละครึ่งเฟส3 (#Let’s Go Halves3) trending on Twitter.

Several netizens say they filled out the online registration form at exactly 6.01am but were then forced to wait for the one-time password to be delivered to their phones before they could complete the process. In many instances, by the time they received the OTP code, registration was full. Some say they had to wait over 5 minutes to receive the password, which caused them to miss the small window for registration.

According to a Nation Thailand report, one person has described the scheme as nothing more than a government PR stunt, pointing out that, despite being funded by taxpayers’ money, only some people can avail of it.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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