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2 new cases of Covid-19, both Thai returnees from UK and South Africa

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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.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Mark

    Sunday, 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

      Sunday, 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

      Monday, 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

    Monday, 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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WHO gives emergency authorisation to China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

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China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine has been given the green light by The World Health Organisation for emergency use. The director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the announcement yesterday in Geneva. The Chinese vaccine joins Pfizer/BioNTech, Astrazeneca-SK Bio, Janssen, Moderna, and Serum Institute of India in being authorised by the WHO for emergency use.

“This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing’s Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.”

Tedros says the Sinopharm vaccine is eligible to be purchased by COVAX, the initiative to provide equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines. COVAX also gives countries confidence to expedite their own regulatory approvals and imports. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation reviewed the data and is recommending the vacccine for use in adults aged 18 or older, with a 2 dose schedule.

Meanwhile, the other Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine is now approved in Thailand for adults over 60 years old. Doctors had initially advised that the vaccine to only be for adults 18 to 60 due to limited research on the elderly. The recommendation from doctors led Thailand’s 67 year old prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, to wait and take the AstraZeneca vaccine.

After Prayut backed out of plans to be the first to be injected with the Sinovac vaccine, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is 55 years old, stepped up to be the first in Thailand to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The Sinovac vaccine has not been used on those over 60 years old since Thailand launched its Covid-19 immunisation campaign in late February.

Thailand is also set to receive 10 to 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul. The minister posted an announcement on his Facebook page along with a photo after a meeting with Pfizer representatives. Anutin says the Thai Food and Drug Administration will facilitate the registration process as soon as possible. The Pfizer vaccine is expected to arrive in Thailand in the third or fourth quarter of the year.

SOURCE: CNN

 

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Chon Buri sees slight drop in new, daily infections today- Saturday, 72

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Chon Buri province, which features Pattaya, is reporting 72 new, daily infections of Covid-19 this morning and 1 new death, a slight drop from yesterday’s 89 infections. Today’s reported number of infections is the lowest since April 9. This makes a total of 3,202 cases and 8 deaths in the current wave of infections that begin in early April. 1,520 are still listed as in medical care. 1,674 have been released from medical care and have made a full recovery. 125 were released yesterday alone.

The new infections are broken down by district as follows:

Mueang Chonburi-14

Si Racha- 9

Banglamung (including Pattaya)- 37

Sattahip- 4

Ban Bueng-4

Bor Thong-1

Ko Chan- 1

2 patients transferred to Chon Buri for medical care from other provinces

The new infections’ details are below:

-Returning from Nakhon Pathom province, 1 case
-Contact from previous confirmed cases from Chanthaburi province, 1 case
-Close contact from previous confirmed case
-In work places, 4 cases
-In families, 8 cases
-Funeral cluster, 1 case
-Work in places with many people, 4 cases
-Close contact from previous confirmed cases under investigation, 24 cases
-Currently under investigation, 29 cases

In the past 24 hours, 192 close contacts were tested through contact-tracing, 877 people were tested proactively, and 817 were tested through Royal mobile van testing. All are waiting for results. Authorities have not released any details on the new fatality reported today.

The tally for Covid-related infections and deaths reported over the past 24 hours reports 19 new deaths and 2,419 cases. There have been 52,411 confirmed Covid-19 infections in the recent outbreak with more than 16,000 cases in Bangkok, the epicentre of infections.

Over the past week, new clusters of Covid-19 infections have been detected in crowded Bangkok neighbourhoods, including the Khlong Toey slum. Poor communities in Bangkok have been seen as vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks as people live in close proximity to each other and many cannot afford to stop working to abide by stay-at-home orders.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine now approved in Thailand for those over 60

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The Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine is now approved in Thailand for adults over 60 years old. Doctors had initially advised that the vaccine to only be for adults 18 to 60 due to limited research on the elderly. The recommendation from doctors led Thailand’s 67 year old prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, to wait and take the AstraZeneca vaccine.

After Prayut backed out of plans to be the first to be injected with the Sinovac vaccine, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is 55 years old, stepped up to be the first in Thailand to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The Sinovac vaccine has not been used on those over 60 years old since Thailand launched its Covid-19 immunisation campaign in late February.

Anutin says research on the Sinovac vaccine now shows that it is safe for elderly patients who are in good health while the World Health Organisation recently reported that there is not enough quality data on the risk of serious side effects. WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts say they have a “low level of confidence” in the quality of evidence that the risk of serious side effects was low for adults over the age of 60.

A few patients in Thailand have complained of stroke-like symptoms after being injected with the Sinovac vaccine, but health officials have said those symptoms are stress-related.

Director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences, Supakij Sirilak, says both the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines are safe and effective, adding that every batch of vaccines delivered to Thailand has been checked by the department and the vaccines have met the required efficacy, safety, and manufacturing standards.

The national communicable disease committee recently announced the approval of the vaccine for elderly patients. Anutin, who chaired the committee meeting, says the Thai Food and Drug Administration now just needs to process paperwork to make the approval official.

The Public Health Ministry is now working with the private sector to open 382 vaccination centres across Thailand to reach the goal of vaccinating 50 million people by the end of the year.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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