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58 new Covid infections, 2 from entertainment venues



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Thailand is reporting 58 new Covid-19 infections today with 2 being from entertainment venues. Thailand’s death toll has remained unchanged at 94. 45 of today’s cases were locally-transmitted and 13 were imported, raising the total in the Kingdom to 28,947 since the pandemic began in early 2020. The spokesman for the CCSA, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, says the 2 cases from the entertainment venues are worrying.

“Two new cases were linked to entertainment places. This concerns us.”

1 of those infections was a Mahidol University Salaya campus student, who had visited a crowded entertainment place in Nakhon Pathom province, located in central Thailand. He joins 19 other infections reported by Bangkok, which saw 44% of the daily new infections. 19 of those infected were Thai nationals who were hospitalised. 1 Myanmar national was detected through active case – finding. A 29 year old Thai woman, was found infected in Loei, and it was also traced to an entertainment place in Bangkok.

Samut Sakhon province reported 14 new infections from local hospitals consisting of 8 Burmese nationals and 6 Thais. Samut Prakan recorded 5 new infections- all Thais. Nonthaburi also reported 3 new infections from hospitals. Tak reported 2 new infections in Burmese crossing the border.

The 13 imported cases were quarantined arrivals from abroad. The US had 7, Finland – 1, The UAE – 1, India – 2, Belgium – 1, and Madagascar – 1. Saweesilp says the double – digit infections points to Thailand still needing to monitor the situation.

Of the 28,947 total cases, 27,606 have recovered, including 58 who were discharged on Thursday. 1,247 patients were still at hospitals. 14 patients were in critical condition, but the death toll today remains unchanged at 94.

Globally, Covid-19 infections rose by 686,498 in 24 hours to 130.16 million. The worldwide death toll was up by 11,522 to 2.84 million.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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  1. Dave

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    This is propaganda… There are no tests as the so called virus has never been isolated…! So all the made up numbers and idiots in hazmat suites are pathetic… because when the truth comes out, and it will… Thailand will look so incredibly stupid

    • Thaiger

      Friday, April 2, 2021 at 6:31 pm

      Please provide your source of the ‘truth’ because we all deserve to know. Especially as what we are publishing is allegedly propaganda.

  2. Bill

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Love the picture, Thais acting like it’s bubonic plague. 99.99% survival for healthy people. The quoted 98% figure includes nursing home folks who have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Wake up Isaan John!!!

  3. David Mann

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I think one good explanation that could be sought is how these numbers trend as they do. Day after day they go from 110 to 78 to 56 then back up to 120 then up to 130 then down to 90 then 52 the 23 then back to 56 and up to 78 then down to 40.m etc etc. As far as I can see, no other country trends like that. They start increasing then increase more rapidly. Action is taken and for a week or two they continue to rise, then flatten off and come back down over a period of weeks. These numbers reflect only one thing; the amount of testing, or lack of, being done. If Thailand tested more then their numbers would be trending like many other countries. People don’t just suddenly “catch Covid”. They were infected by someone else. That someone else may be asymptomatic but they are walking around passing on the virus. No question Thailand has done a great job keeping numbers down. But the virus is in the country and widespread in the community. I don’t have an answer as I don’t have the data. But I’m fairly sure these daily reported numbers are far from the real picture. Even in countries where testing is carried out in the hundreds of thousands per DAY, they accept figures are possibly only 60%-80% accurate of the true infections. Forget the numerical value, but question the trend.

    PS Tiger. Any chance of getting your comments reply buttons working again. Have you not noticed people are only posting individual comments and not replying to others comments for the past week or so. Also it would be great to have an upvote ?? And down vote ?? Option so people could express views on the comments made without needing to comment directly. Fun and informative ??

  4. Ben

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve been out of quarantine in Bangkok for a week. When people go out to eat in restaurants or drink in bars the face masks come off even in very cramped and crowded indoor spaces. If COVID takes hold here then you’re going to have a crazy amount of spread.

    Just read a story about a 19 year old student, from just outside Bangkok, with a busy social calendar including lots of partying with friends and a trip to Phuket. Didn’t wear a mask most of the time. This type of behavior is typical in western countries and now we’re seeing it here. This kid is just like any other kid in LA or London. He has friends. He’s has means. He’s socially active. He’s not at great risk. But he might put others at risk like his parents or grandparents.

    With the relaxation of quarantine time frames and talk of opening up the country without quarantine, the government better be careful not to ignite a COVID disaster just short of getting vaccines out to its population. It risks having to lockdown the country which is the exact opposite of what it’s trying to accomplish with the relaxation measures.

  5. Bill

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Ben wears panties.

  6. gordon

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I don’t know about whether it’s been isolated or not, some say it has some say it hasn’t. What we do know is the PCR test was never intended to be used as a diagnostic tool. It’s creator said it can find anything you want which makes it wide open to abuse if you ask me. Just the other day it was tested on some Red Bull and it came back positive and has been tested on pieces of fruit and other things in the past and returned the same results. This is all about getting people vaccinated together with the rolling out of covid passports in order to limit travel in accordance with the U.N.’s Agenda 30.

  7. ipfunnyjohns

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Ben its been like this before, during the first lockdown until now. Its “a now issue”

    People have been busy with group gatherings since day -100

  8. gordon

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Ben, masks make no difference at all. They don’t make a difference with influenza and the covid particles are even smaller than the influenza ones. What they do do though, is to limit the amount of oxygen your brain receives and frighten small children who can’t read your expressions.

  9. john2

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 11:06 am

    What people need to prepare themselves for is the next COVID roll-out – namely the “Brazilian mutation” the one that kills 3,000 people/day. Far from being over this may not have even begun.

  10. Hoo

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Gordon, the covid particles are smaller than the influenza particles? For real? 😀 they are both between 50-200 nm.

  11. gordon

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    John, you’re believing things that may not even be true. Scaremongering comes in many forms. The object here is to get as many people to accept the vaccine as possible and if people are scared of some variant from Brazil they’re more likely to get the jab.

  12. gordon

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Hoo, I’m just passing on what I’ve heard. Even if those particles were the same size there’s no evidence to suggest your average standard mask can keep them from entering your system. In my view we are being told to wear them as part of an agenda to keep people scared so that they will accept the experimental vaccine more readily when it becomes available.

    • Thaiger

      Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 10:38 am

      It’s not the virus the masks stops, it’s the sneezes, coughs and all the moisture that may contain the virus it stops. The masks are worn by people so THEY don’t cough or sneeze directly into the air for someone else to become infected. There has been so much written about this over the last year.

  13. Peter

    Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 2:54 am

    As Jilted John said. Gordon is a moron.

  14. Bill

    Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:38 am

    When someone wears a mask, they are constantly touching their face and mask to adjust. This increases the likelihood of covid infection. F*** wearing maskings.

  15. vic

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:17 am

    Uhm… All magazines worldwide say the same: mask protects people.
    On the contrary, Thai fda and scientific studies say that standard masks don’t protect. Only medical and ffp2 do it.
    It’s a mere brainwashing operated by media, that receive “support” for their propaganda.
    Effectivelt The Thaiger increased its revenues in last year. Just spreading fear.

  16. Don R

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:08 pm


    You must’ve been surprised when you arrived here and saw that Asian people weren’t really wearing masks as much as the Western media had claimed. I’ve been here since the beginning of the pandemic and knew all along that the Western media was talking nonsense. Welcome to reality.

    There are many reasons why cases are so much lower in the East:
    -low testing
    -warm climate
    -stronger immunity
    -healthier lifestyle

    Masks, lockdowns, and social distancing aren’t reasons why Asia has so few cases, contrary to what you may have heard in the media.

    • Thaiger

      Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      Masks, lockdowns, and social distancing have also contributed to the lower number of infections. There is no evidence that warmer climates are a preventative beyond people being outside for longer periods. Stronger immunity? Really? Healthier lifestyle? I see no evidence of that.

  17. gordon

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Yesterday I wrote giving the facts regarding the numbers of deaths caused by the vaccines in both Europe and the States and it wasn’t published. In my view, whoever made that decision is complicit in this crime against humanity. You can check those numbers if you wish on the VAERS website if you think I’m making them up. Those injections are bad news and I won’t pretend like those employed by the news networks do that everything’s fine.

    • Thaiger

      Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      If you published a link your comment would be automatically hidden. It is in our general comment guidelines about publishing live links.

  18. 14cycles

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Thaiger. Do an informational article about how testing is done, where it’s been isolated, how the pcr tests work, and what’s considered scientifically useful info. And how many ct are being done to return these positive tests. Maybe toss in a few quotes from WHO and fauci, who have agreed CT has been too high to be scientifically valid.

    Maybe admit there is controversy because some amount of fraud has been reported, such as people who died in motor cycle crashes but the death was role a covid 19 death. I’m not saying the term scamdemic is 100% legit, but let’s go over why people might feel this way.

    • Thaiger

      Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      There is enough about these tests on the internet and not specific to our reporting about Thailand. Whilst there are wrinkles in any technology, even vaccines, there is clear evidence from science that we will continue to publish. But you’re free to read whatever you want.

  19. gordon

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    No, I didn’t post a link. You can only do that on free web platforms now it seems. Kudos for publishing my last comment though. Remember, if you want to protect your immune system do NOT get the jab! The vaccine won’t attack your immune system exactly, just stop it from working the way it should. Listen to Geert Vanden Bossche, the independent virologist and vaccine expert for a run down on what this mRNA vaccine will mean to your health.

  20. Robert Elliot

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Don R claims warmer climates reduce the virus transmission. Clearly no evidence, hot countries such as India, Brazil and Mexico all have very high rates of infection. I think its all about testing and reporting.

  21. Latecomer

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:21 am

    masks provide absolutely no effect. They are necessary for hospital staff only. And that is a known scientific fact for about 100 years. No countries (none whatsoever) ever planned this mad panic response for pandemic, and all countries had valid, expert pandemic plans. Of there were no “lockdowns” (new word, invented. Has anybody heard it in this sense, before 2020, ever? No. It meant something about prison punishments), only quarantining of the sick, not the healthy, especially not the entire nations. Even China did not do that for the whole country, only Wuhan and the region

  22. Anonymous

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Very interesting and important subject.

  23. Don R

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    @Fake Thaiger Journo
    Get evidence that masks work or please delete your comment as I don’t appreciate you spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories when people are dying.
    I guess you don’t understand how the immune system works. Let’s face it, your outfit doesn’t understand much if anything on this subject. Please stop writing these idiotic covid panic articles. Your fake profession has debased itself beyond belief.

  24. Don R

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Let’s be honest, folks. Trying to discuss coronavirus science with left-wingers/media sycophants/and high priests of medicine is like trying to debate the theory of evolution with a Republican.

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