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Public health official urges Bangkokians to eat at home





People in Bangkok should eat at home as much as possible to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus, according to the director-general of the Department of Health. While there is now a ban on dine-in service from 9pm to 6am in Bangkok, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanacharoencha says people should still eat a home during the day. He says the best way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to not eat out at all.

“Everyone was at risk right now. The overnight ban of 9pm to 6am at restaurants in Bangkok was a good thing but best of all was not to eat out at all. If people really have to go to a restaurant, they should not linger on the premises, just eat and go. Takeout was better than eating in also.”

With more people eating at home and ordering meals, he also called for all food delivery staff to wear masks at all times.

“We need a heightened awareness of Covid transmission at this time because the situation is not normal anymore.”

SOURCE: Thai Visa


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    Issan John

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    “he also called for all food delivery staff to wear masks at all times”

    Aren’t masks mandatory in Bangkok under those circumstances?

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      Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      While outside, I wear it on my wrist and only put it on if I’d enter a store, shopping mall or anything similar. And has never had any problems with that, other than I can see a few people who make sure they’re keeping their distance but if that is something they always do or only around those without a mask. Don’t know, and don’t feel anything about it.

      I understand that there’re readers here that will say that’s just stupid of me, to them I will say; I am brought up with parents teaching me the pros and cons of being respectful of others, wash my hands and whatnot so that a mask will protect more, than what I do –pre/post covid– is simply stupidity…especially if you do like 99.99% of people and don’t know how, why or even when to use it, where I come from that’s called; negligence

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        Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:25 pm

        BTW I live in Bkk

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        Issan John

        Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:39 pm

        In a Bangkok crowd where it’s impossible for others to keep their distance I would have thought the reason was obvious.

        I can’t comment on how things are in Bangkok, but if you don’t know “how, why or even when” to use a mask things must be very different there to here, where that’s explained in posters everywhere and in the media.

        You wear a mask so that you protect others while they’re protecting you. Anyone not doing so is showing everyone they pass how selfish and inconsiderate they are.

        Where I come from that’s not called “negligence” but a lack of respect for others (at best).

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          Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 5:13 pm

          Considering a mask needed to enter a mall, but is ok to sit down and eat. And only 65 have died, i have yet to understand the alarm and concern. We know year over year deaths in the has not increased. And pcr testing and a lack of cycle thresholds reporting allows me to doubt the legitimacy of the media and thus the threat they claim covid to be.

          I’m much more interested in hearing about the new financial system being rolled out at the end of the month to support UBI, top down control, and the end of the petrodollar, which had its final nail in the coffin jan 7 2020 when Iran bombed usa installations in Iraq with ballistic missiles. And that were consuming 6 barrels of oil for every 1 we discover… hmmmmm. Time to put on the thinking cap.

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        Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 4:50 pm

        I consider not wearing a mask in Bangkok selfish and careless towards those around you. I never set a foot outside my condo without a mask on. It’s called “setting an example”.

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      Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, whoever not wearing a mask in public here in Bangkok is punishable with a 2.000 baht fine.

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        Issan John

        Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:20 pm

        Thank you, chupapi, that’s what I thought.

        It goes way beyond a lack of courtesy not to do so.

        Even here, where it’s a “yellow” zone, while it varies in the countryside (to put it mildly) I’ve only seen one person not doing so in the last fortnight in the town at all times apart from when actually eating.

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          preesy chepuce

          Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:45 pm

          Please stop your sheer idiocy, people like you are why wars were fought and won in the last century.
          I just imagine you cross-eyed and unblinking with an “ooh matron” face spluttering your dribbling snotty nonsense all over your monitor and keyboard.
          Do us all a courtesy, and do one.

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    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Why doesn’t he tell all motorcyclists to stay at home too since more of those will die today than those of Covid?
    You could not make this up!

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    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Issan john lives in yellow zone says it all YELLOW lol, and where you come from I do believe you have forgot where you have come from you traitor to England in the day we would have said off with his head lol

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    James Pate

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Makes good sense. Eat at home. Many Bangkokians don’t have a full kitchen. Get take away. Hurry back home. Good, practical advice.

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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:03 am

    just wait for the 14 days to be up

    Then see if Masks did help at New Year

    Good Luck Thailand

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