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Visa amnesty extension for foreigners “being considered”

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Thailand’s Immigration Bureau is considering extending the current visa amnesty for foreigners stranded in Thailand. The Foreign Ministry’s deputy spokesperson made the announcement at this morning’s daily Covid-19 briefing by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

The Cabinet’s last resolution was to grant an automatic visa extension for foreigners stranded here to stay until July 30. The deputy spokesperson asked for patience and said the bureau’s decision on the subject will announced soon.

In April, the Cabinet granted a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for 3 months. The extended amnesty was a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres around the country. A spokeswoman for the Thai government said then that they wanted to stem the spread of the virus and avoid foreigners having to wait in lines, threatening their own health and that of immigration officials.

Only 1 new case of the virus was reported in Thailand today, a 24 year old woman who returned from Bahrain on June 28 and tested positive in state quarantine in Chon Buri province after showing symptoms.

As of today the total number of confirmed cases in the country since the outbreak stands at 3,180 (2,444 domestic cases and 243 in state quarantine). 3,066 have recovered and been discharged, making the recovery rate 96%. There have been 58 deaths.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases reached 11 million, up by 179,000 in Thursday (up an additional million in less than a week). 5.9 million people have recovered while total deaths now stand at 524,580.

 

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    Peter

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:43 am

    The total number of cases worldwide is going up because of the fraud being perpetuated in the United States. The US is now counting “probable cases” as REAL cases. Probable cases are determined by someone testing positive for Covid-19 (and the tests are wildly inaccurate with a high number of false positives) and then estimating how many people that person might have come in contact with and then listing those people as POSITIVE CASES!
    This is just another scare tactic on the part of corrupt US health officials and media outlets to keep this fake “pandemic” story alive so they can keep the world locked down and poison everyone with their toxic “vaccinations”.

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      sparky

      Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      And I guess all those body bags are filled with manegins. The people crying and weeping on TV are all paid actors I guess. you been hiding under a rock much too long. If I were you id cover my mouth with a mask and stop spreading BULL S!

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      Ron

      Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Got to be the stupidest comment I’ve seen here in a long time. Try using real data instead of what fits your moronic agenda.

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      Benny

      Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      The hoax kill my friends MrExpert on virologist diseases or am I a paid shill by Soros. Send a selfie when you are in a respirator.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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