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Chon Buri: 141 new Covid-19 infections, 54 linked to nightlife

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: Clubs are spreading Covid-19 in Chon Buri and throughout Thailand

Chon Buri now has 264 confirmed Covid-19 infections this month after the Chon Buri Public Health Department announced that today brought 141 new infections. Many of the new cases stem from exposure from evening entertainment venues. 54 of the new cases are from an outbreak cluster at the Flintstones Pub in Mueang Chon Buri, bringing the total number of Coronavirus cases linked to that one pub to 90. Other infections were found in Chon Buri area venues including Class 99 Pub, Bone Pattaya, Na Pa, Symphony Pub, plus cases from nightclubs in Bangkok and Samut Prakan. 5 of the infected people were actually from other provinces who came to Chon Buri for treatment, while over 60 cases are still being investigated to determine their source.

The infections that were identified locally are:

  • 53 in Mueang Chonburi
  • 30 in Banglamung
  • 8 in Si Racha
  • 7 in Panthong
  • 4 in Panat Nikhom
  • 3 in Ban Bueng
  • 1 in Nongyai
  • 6 from other provinces

Another 2,410 tests have been administered from contact tracing the infections, but results have not been announced yet. Some are suspected to be infected, while others are just proactive cautionary testing for people who may have been exposed in or around the entertainment venues listed above. While the Thai government has shut down all bars and nightclubs in 41 provinces including Chon Buri, local officials are also reminding people to follow Covid-19 precautions. They are requesting everyone in Chon Buri wear masks, maintain social distancing, and avoid crowded places. Officials want to avoid a panic, but do want people to be vigilant to prevent an even bigger outbreak.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I wonder how long it will be before they reinstitute the 14 day quarantine on tourists, or maybe close the border altogether?

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    toby andrews

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Actually this might be a good thing.
    If Thais cannot meet in night clubs it will cut down the number of babies, and bring down the number of Thai babies into the world now that the Thai government is inducing poverty.
    They should know it makes sense.
    Tragic, but sensible.

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Herd immunity was gained by the Thai people before March 2020. Many Chinese visited Thailand in October 2019 through February 2020. Experts agreed then that threshold herd immunity occurs after 20% population infection. It must have occurred for such a very negligible mortality. “Thai experts” are making ridiculous claims now for political reasons.

    Why try to control a flu? It is impossible. This is crippling world economies and is not even a lethal virus in Thailand. Normal flu/cold seasons bring 5000 deaths per month in Thailand according to the CDC (12-17% of total deaths 480,000/year). The old and sick are not even dying here from covid because of smart doctors and good medicines.

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      Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:43 am

      Jason. Your first 2 sentences are completely absurd and incorrect. The rest wasn’t much better.

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    David Mann

    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 6:26 am

    Jason, over the years I’ve read some stupid things and even ridiculous things. But your post is so off the scale of total ignorance that I’m lost for words. You are either incredibly stupid or you are high on something. Simply lost for words

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

    it’s like you not being born would have been the best thing for thailand !

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

    People die during pandemics in great numbers. Pandemics cause people to withdraw. That withdrawal hurts economic activity. That’s history. The pandemic hurt economic activity. Governments did what they’re supposed to do which is protect the public.

    Economic activity for all countries in the world contracted in 2020. Economic activity for 2021 and beyond will expand. So tens of millions of lives were saved world-wide and the cost was a temporary economic contraction and a year of absolute personal freedom. That’s the trade off that most governments decided to make. Interestingly enough those that decided to take a less cautionary approach like the USA and Brazil didn’t really fare any better economically than some did like China and Taiwan.

    Jason’s facts are made up to fit his narrative. It’s the right-wing Trump loving BS narrative that’s been debunked over and over. No empathy for people. Just the almighty buck and white superiority. That dog doesn’t hunt over here in Asia.

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Jason, even if people survive Covid they likely will bear some damage to the lungs and immune system which may result in a shorter life span down the line.
    Its a bio-weapon not the flu.

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Ben, I am not sure in which world you live. Comparing the USA with China is like comparing an orange with an apple. No country can be compared with the most authoritarian regime that is China. People there are not free, their lives are being controlled entirely. And now most western countries seem to use the same tools on their population, tools that restrict freedom, the most basic freedom… history indeed. When a state is taking people’s freedom for whatever reason, it is rarely returning to what it was before that once that reason cease to be.

    You say: “So tens of millions of lives were saved world-wide and the cost was a temporary economic contraction and a year of absolute personal freedom.”

    Absolute personal freedom??????? What on earth….??

    “Tens of millions of lives were saved” – On what exactly this is based on??? In the future maybe we will get numbers, if we ever do for obvious reasons, showing that actually all these restrictions and actions taken and being taken right now will cause more misery and deaths that the virus itself… That is if, and if only, we one day get back to life as it was before and leave this horrible “new normal” one way behind us like a bad dream. I am starting to pessimistic personally…

    Economy… But which economy are you talking about? In 2020, while millions all over the world lost their jobs, or at best had their salaries reduced for many more millions, small and medium size businesses closing by millions, etc…, the 1% of the richest on this planet got 37% wealthier (fact that can easily being checked by anyone who bothers to do so). And you say: “Economic activity for 2021 and beyond will expand.”… For the 1%, definitely, they are already richer than states themselves. For the rest of the world population, the bad dream has not even began…

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    David I think both incredible stupid and high and drunk..

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Frank, no argument? So shut the F. Up, no time to give to complete idiots!!

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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