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Police called after Bangkok bus passenger removes his mask to blow his nose

Caitlin Ashworth



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Police were called after a passenger on a public Bangkok bus blew his nose and spit in a tissue. Thai media reports that the bus driver ordered the man to get off the bus in Bangkok’s Petchkasem area and that the passenger eventually agreed after the police were called.

The man had removed his mask and was wiping and blowing his nose with a tissue. Someone video recorded the man and posted it on Facebook saying it was “terrible behavior.” Thai media reports that many passengers were worried about the spread of Covid-19 after the recent spike in cases.

SOURCE: Thai Visa


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    Issan John

    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    A pity he wasn’t arrested, but having his face plastered over the news may encourage others not to follow his example.

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      Jon C.

      Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Are you for real? Get a grip, pal.

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        preesy chepuce

        Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm

        Issan John is looking more and more like a closet fascist.

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      Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 5:03 am

      He’s not Isaan John. His real name is God. I never believed he existed. Until now.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Disgusting behaviour at this present time.
    He still was not going to leave even when the cop arrived.
    A gentle tap on the knee with a truncheon tends to alter these scoundrel’s antics.
    Or as in the West, a full power blast with a taser which make their hair spike out from their head.
    However I would favour a three second application of a pepper spray, which would turn them blue in the face, and leave them coughing and choking for an hour.
    What other methods would members on the forum recommend to punish a person for coughing on a bus?

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      Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Personally I’d rather see you get the taser and pepper spray treatment than somebody with a cold. We have a lot more to fear from glib authoritarians than people with the sniffles.

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        Toby Andrews

        Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm

        Yes well us authoritarians have to suffer remarks from persons that have no sense of humour.
        Alas it is one of the the penalties of being an authoritarian.

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          Monday, December 28, 2020 at 5:22 pm

          I’m sorry if you were being sarcastic but it flew over my head. It’s hard to do satire when the suggestion could easily be completely genuine.

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            Toby Andrews

            Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6:10 pm

            Yes I did not really believe a man coughing on a bus deserved to be tasered.

            Happy New Year to you Brian.

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        Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:36 pm

        Absolutely correct, Brian. Psychopathic issues, most likely.

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      Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      You don’t appear to be all there in the head! Pathetically paranoid!

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      Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Yes and there’s this idiots on here with their fake names think it’s paranoid to tell someone to keep a mask on when sneezing ! Idiots

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    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Seems like paranoia has really set in, NEEDING to blow your nose or sneeze isn’t a guarantee of covid 19 especially in a country with less than 1 in a 100,000 people are actually infected. On reflection I think he would have been wise to do it a bit more discreetly though.

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    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Looks like they forgot the bad behaviour of the Chinese who are to be welcomed here with open arms to save Thailand.

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    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Blew his nose and spat in a tissue, not on the floor i may add. Then everyone goes crazy. Herd hysteria at its worst. Blowingz. Spitting is not a major Covid sign, its coughing,

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      preesy chepuce

      Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm

      The whole thing is a bunch of BS. I’ve been to China and heard the chorus of hacking and spitting all day long, and had to dodge as they chuck their crap out in the street, and it’s grim, and disgusting, but nothing justifies turning the world into a police state.

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    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:45 pm


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    jesus monroe

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 6:47 am

    people with allergies……’ve been warned

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    J West

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 9:29 am

    I walked into a Dunkins for a Cha and walked straight back out after an unmasked crusty Farang lout coughing openly and blowing wet sewage into a napkin. Disgusting behavior obviously. Bus driver did the right thing. Ignorance is everywhere.

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    Alte Ledertasche

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 9:48 am

    That proofs the fact that Land of Scam is inhabited by paranoid morons. This includes the majority of the expat community as well.

    Just remembering a guy going for a swim with a face mask at Nai Harn beach some days ago when around 20 people where spread out at the whole beach.

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      Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:24 am

      You are the moron if you think it’s paranoid to remove something that’s designed to prevent any germs ..must be a yank or Brit

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        Alte Ledertasche

        Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:49 pm

        Looks like the paranoia already infested your brain as well.

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    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:05 am

    First paragraph “blew is nose” – blew his nose

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    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I’ve seen this before particularly at beginning of outbreak ! I was in Siam paragon and someone near me pulled their mask down to sneeze ! I let him have it with verbals ! What the **** is a mask for ? Didn’t want to get his fashion mask dirty .. jeez

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    brian mc

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    obviously had too much to drink… he looks pixilated

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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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