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Thailand has confirmed 2 new cases today of asymptomatic Covid-19, both Thai returnees from the UK and South Africa. One 27 year old Thai student had tested positive on Friday after arriving from the UK last Monday. She was transferred to a quarantine facility in Samut Prakarn Hospital after receiving the positive results.

The other case was also a 19 year old Thai student, who arrived from South Africa last Monday and tested positive while he was quarantined in Bangkok. He was transferred to Prasat Neurological Institute.

The total confirmed cases in Thailand sit at 3,585, with fatalities unchanged at 59. The Centre for Covid Situation Administration says at least 427 Thai citizens will return tomorrow, with 300 alone from the UK.

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    Mark

    October 4, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Six species of human coronaviruses are known, with one species subdivided into two different strains, making seven strains of human coronaviruses altogether. The problem is corona virus is very common and a blood test is the only way to identify COVID 19 if testing is not corrected now Thailand will never open again as for the vaccine we have to be honest to the population and explain that the vaccine will not cure all Covid family and at any time the stains change better to get a less infection stain to protect us against Covid 19

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      Issan John

      October 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      Vaccines, at least at the moment, don’t “cure” any virus. It simply isn’t what vaccines do – at best, they only prevent.

      Treatment and “cure” is a whole different ball-game, and progress there appears to be minimal – understandably, the lowest priority of vaccine / test / treat studies.

      I’d suggest that as far as “opening up” any country goes, the priority has to be on an accurate, quick test that can be applied to any and all crossing the border. Without that the options are limited and the risks too high to be rationally acceptable.

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      Don R

      October 5, 2020 at 1:31 am

      I suggest we not waste anymore time with testing and go back to normal already. This who crisis was fabricated by the media. There are many more important problems to focus on.

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    Jan-Frederic Czatorisky

    October 5, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    With international flights more or les banned, foreign tourists meticulously testet for Covid prior to boarding a flight to Thailand, how is it possible that passengers arrive testing positive with the virus. Is it possible that certain passengers do not need to proof that they had a negative Covid test prior to travelling?

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4 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine with half of the patients reporting symptoms, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 3,763 with 3,570 recoveries and 59 deaths. 134 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus.

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Thailand is preparing to re-open to more international tourists and foreign yacht crew, after Cabinet specified updated guidelines for the Special Tourist Visa scheme. Deputy government spokeswoman, Traisulee Traisoranakul, says the new regulations will be in force until September 30, 2021.

The STV has been introduced in an effort to re-ignite international tourism in the Kingdom, which has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. More information on the scheme can be found at this link, or by visiting your nearest Thai embassy.

Traisulee says foreign tourists, and yacht crew who have been in Thailand’s waters prior to the country declaring a state of emergency in March, are eligible to apply for the STV. The visa costs 2,000 baht and permits a stay of up to 90 days. It can also be extended twice, for a further 90 days each time.

Yacht crew will need to have been quarantined on their vessels for 14 days, and all foreigners will need health insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment, with at least US$100,000 worth of coverage for the duration of their stay in the Kingdom.

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The leaders of France and Germany are once again having to introduce national lockdowns as the Covid-19 virus continues to surge across Europe. France is now recording over 36,000 (+36,437 yesterday) new cases a day, while Germany, which fared slightly better than other European countries during the first wave of the virus, is now seeing a dramatic rise in cases as winter approaches (+16,202 yesterday).

In announcing the new lockdown in France, President Emmanuel Macron warned that the country faces a second wave that could be worse than the first. Strict measures come into effect from tomorrow, with people not permitted to leave their homes unless it is to seek medical attention, purchase essential items, or to exercise for a maximum of an hour a day. However, schools remain open and people can still go to work if it is not possible for them to do their job from home.

“The virus is circulating at a speed that not even the most pessimistic forecasts had anticipated. Like all our neighbours, we are submerged by the sudden acceleration of the virus. We are all in the same position: overrun by a second wave which we know will be harder, more deadly than the first.”

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Over in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that from next Monday, November 2, to the end of November, all bars, restaurants, and theatres will close. Schools will remain open and shops will be permitted to operate under strict conditions. The chancellor warns that the measures are vital to protect the country’s healthcare system.

“We need to take action now. Our health system can still cope with this challenge today, but at this speed of infections, it will reach the limits of its capacity within weeks.”

Confirmation of lockdowns in Europe’s biggest economies caused stock markets around the world to plummet, with European markets closing at their lowest level since late May. The S&P 500, which measures the performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the US, was down 3%.

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