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The government is now encouraging people to help report activities deemed to violate the government’s rules and regulations to curb the spread of Covid-19 by calling the national hotline at 1111. People can report on any violations set by the Emergency Decree, which has been in place since last year and extended numerous times to combat the coronavirus.

The government says people can call the hotline for major violations, like labour trafficking across Thailand’s porous border with Myanmar, which is said to have led to the new wave of infections affecting a large migrant community in Samut Sakhon. People can also phone in the hotline for minor violations, even like gatherings that don’t abide by disease control measures.

According to the government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, hundreds of citizens were reported violating the Covid-19 restriction measures and laws despite the Emergency Decree.

The hotline is open for the report of the alleged Covid-19 violations and also general complaints related to Covid-19 situations. All complaints and reports are expected to be fully investigated by agencies in charge and all information of callers will be kept confidential. Service for English speakers is available upon request.

Since being set up, the hotline has received a total of 32,008 inquiries and general questions so far.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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    Siso

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Nice! Hotlines in other places worked like a charm as well, lets ask the public to rat out there neighbours for having to many visits or aren’t wearing there face diaper properly..

    These kind of things will only incide more violence and division among the ordinary folks that can hardly live life already now

    Here’s an better idea, How about you open another hotline where people can call in the corruption and other heinous crimes that police, politicians and other officials get involved in on a daily basis, and actually for a change push thru with hefty punishments and or jail time instead of putting those crooks on payed non active duties like usuall

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      Roger

      Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:58 am

      good one siso

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    Mister Stretch

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Yeah. About time.

    Turn the Thai people into a bunch of grassers, pointing fingers at their neighbours, their business competition, their former employers or lovers.

    If it works, maybe we can move onto something meatier, like corrupt public officials, BiB, immigration officers and school administrators.

    It’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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      Slugger

      Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      You people are obsessed with corruption. Give it a rest.

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        Pi

        Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:27 am

        Because it is part of a daily life here

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        Pedro

        Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:29 pm

        Sorry Slugger, and I know I am going off-piste slightly, but I think that only people who accept corruption as the normal way of doing things would say such a thing. One single act of corruption by public officials like the police, border officers and administrators, is one too many as it undermines public trust in the (so called) leaders. As it would have a definite target group to aim for, as opposed to a covid one which aims at everybody, an anti-corruption hotline works for me, because an acceptance of corruption is just as bad as being corrupt.

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    dispensed

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I saw you jogging in the park! That’s selfish.

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    Keet Korin

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:23 am

    its alot more than that

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:51 am

    It should be named the grass a crowd hotline.

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    Thanks

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks police who work for it,

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    Ian

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I’m sure ij will be Setting up his neighbourhood watch as we speak and patrolling his yard for intruders 555

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    Nick Hill

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    This is the beginning of Communism just like China! This is sad how Thailand has become. Thailand was survived taken over by many wars but finally will come to an end of freedom!! May God protect Thailand!!!

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    Pedro

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Yet another probably well intentioned but ultimately wholly bad idea that has not been fully thought through. Isn’t this how Pol Pot and other Dictators maintained power, encouraging children to turn their parents in, and setting neighbour against neighbour? So sad when ordinary people are encouraged to spy on their neighbours.

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While news has been focused on today’s arrival of China’s Sinovac vaccine, it’s now being reported that 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will also arrive in Thailand today. The vaccines will be distributed to 13 provinces, including 9 that are considered the “highest risk” of Covid-19 infection as well as 4 popular tourist destinations that are of “economic significance” such as Phuket and Chiang Mai.

The delivery of the Sinovac vaccine was widely publicised in Thailand. The public health minister posted photos of the packages throughout the delivery process. The government even held a special event called “Covid vaccines, restoring the Thai smile” where they formally accepted the first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in Thailand. The Bangkok Post says officials did not specify how many Sinovac doses were shipped, but in earlier reports, the government said they planned for 200,000 doses in the first round.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will be injected with the AstraZeneca vaccine rather than the Sinovac vaccine due to his age. A doctor recently warned that the Sinovac vaccine’s efficacy and safety has not been tested in those over 60. Prayut says the 200,000 doses from Sinovac will be given to priority groups within the next 3 days. In previous reports, people over 60 years old in high risk areas were included in the first phase of injections.

Prayut will be the first in the country to get injected with the Covid-19 vaccine, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

“It’s important that Gen Prayut takes the first Covid-19 vaccine shot because he is the country’s leader. There will naturally be a risk assessment process by the Department of Disease Control, which is an internationally accepted standard procedure.”

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says 4 of Thailand’s major tourism destinations are to be prioritised in the distribution of vaccines. They are Phuket, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai and Surat Thani. In addition, a further 9 provinces with significant infection numbers are being prioritised in the rollout of the first vaccine doses arriving in the Kingdom today.

Taweesin Visanuyothin from the CCSA says 70,000 doses will go to the hard-hit “highest control” area of Samut Sakhon, where Thailand’s second outbreak began late last year. 8,000 doses are being set aside for medical officials in the central province, along with 6,000 for frontline healthcare workers, 46,000 doses for seriously ill patients, and 10,000 doses for migrant workers and local residents.

Another 105,000 doses will be distributed to similar groups in Bangkok, in the central provinces of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkram and Samut Prakan, and in the western province of Ratchaburi and the Mae Sot district of Tak.

The Pattaya News reports that 14,700 doses will be sent to 4 major tourist destinations, with 4,700 going to the eastern province of Chon Buri, 4,000 to the southern island of Phuket, 3,500 to the northern province of Chiang Mai, and 2,500 going to the island of Samui in the southern province of Surat Thani.

In the case of the vaccines going to tourism spots, it is not yet known which groups will be vaccinated first, with that decision being left to the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee and other related authorities.

Meanwhile, the CCSA says other plans for the 4 tourism destinations are being considered, including the possibility of “area quarantine”, which would allow vaccinated foreign arrivals to remain within certain boundaries during their quarantine period. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has been pushing for a vaccine passport policy for vaccinated visitors, while PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says the government may consider lifting quarantine restrictions for vaccinated tourists.

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha was initially first in line for China’s Sinovac vaccine, which just arrived in Thailand today, but Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul now says the the prime minister will be getting the AstraZeneca vaccine. Apparently, 66 year old Prayut is too old to get the Chinese-made vaccine.

“It’s important that General Prayut take the first Covid-19 vaccine shot because he is the country’s leader. There will naturally be a risk-assessment process by the Disease Control Department, which is an internationally accepted standard procedure. But it’s not discrimination.”

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According to a Bangkok Post report, Anutin confirmed yesterday that 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive in the Kingdom today, alongside an unknown number of Sinovac doses. It had been thought that only the Chinese vaccine was on its way.

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Siam Bioscience has signed a technology transfer agreement with AstraZeneca to produce the vaccine locally. 26 million doses are expected to be available between June and August, with a further 35 million made available between September and December.

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