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« on: April 02, 2020, 11:43:29 AM »
Foreigners, including Brits, flout Emergency Decree in rooftop drugs and booze party


Patong's police chief told the media that he personally went with a task force during the night to bust a rooftop party at a luxury house in the area. Locals had complained about the party as it was in contravention of the strict Covid-19 regulations.

Pol Col Akkanit and his men found nine foreigners and 5 Thai women getting drunk, doing drugs and playing loud music.

The foreigners comprised three British nationals, one Brit/Ukranian, one Australian, one American and three Ukranians. 

Cocaine and ganja were found.

They were all taken into custody for flouting the Emergency Degree regulations, possessing a Class 2 narcotic (cocaine) and possessing a Class 5 narcotic (marijuana).

All are now in the custody of the Patong constabulary.


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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Meanwhile, in Udon Thani
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 11:42:41 AM »
Meanwhile, in Udon Thani, police arrested 12 men for gathering and drinking in breach of the executive decree in Muang district on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

Local officials went to a house in Soi Samakkhi in Ban Na Sai after being informed about a group of men drinking together and disturbing the neighbourhood by playing loud music from a car.

The men told officials that they worked as debt-collectors but they have been laid off due to the Covid-19 outbreak. They said they were holding a birthday party for a friend, before they returned to their home provinces in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, and Uthai Thani.

Initially, the men resisted arrest, saying they only partied in the house, and did not go out anywhere else, which prompted local officials to call for reinforcements to arrest them.

They were charged with defying the emergency decree, and could face a jail term of up to two years and/or a fine of no more than 40,000 baht each.

Udon Thani governor Nirat Pongsitthithaworn wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday that there had been no new infections in the northeastern province for eight consecutive days, with the number of infected patients remaining stable at seven.

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Phuket beach ban breakers scramble as police arrive

PHUKET: People breaking the provincial ban on going to any of Phuket’s beaches during the current COVID crisis were given a sharp reminder from police late yesterday afternoon (Apr 3) after officers sounded their siren, sending some beachgoers scrambling across the sand to flee.


Some 70 people were caught on Lay Phang Beach late yesterday afternoon

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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Virus rebellion! @ Suvarnabhumi
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 10:57:29 AM »
With actions like this we will never be rid of the virus. an angry mob can dictate to those "in charge". BUT ... they should have been told about the quarantine

Thais returning at airport refuse to go into government sanctioned quarantine


Thai media reported that there was a rebellion at Suvarnabhumi airport last night at 8pm as officials and health authorities tried to force a group of 100 Thais into government sanctioned quarantine over the coronavirus.

The returnees from abroad refused to be taken to Sattahip and two hotels set apart for them in Bangkok.

They demanded someone explain to them why they had to do this as they claimed they had no idea about it.

Sanook reported that a military man with the rank of major general was summoned to negotiate with the angry crowd.

After twenty minutes the reluctant health authorities were obliged to back down and the group were allowed to go into a 14 day quarantine at their homes.

The Department of Health said that three of the group with fever had already been found. These disappeared in the crowds taking advantage of the confusion.

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bit more on the above article from nationthailand.com

Thailand bans flight arrivals after returnees throw tantrum over quarantine
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has prohibited all aircraft from entering Thailand for three days after some 100 Thais, who landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday (April 3) evening, refused to go to quarantine facilities in Bangkok and Chonburi, claiming they were not notified in advance of the procedures.

The CAAT issued the order a few hours after the incident on Friday. The order signed by CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop cites Sections 27 and 28 of Air Navigation Act BE 2497 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

According to the order, all aircraft carrying passengers will be prohibited from entering Thailand from 0.01am on April 4 until 11.59pm on April 6, with exception for state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing of aircraft without passengers, humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights, repatriation flights and cargo aircraft.

The order stipulates that all passengers who had embarked from airports before the order came into effect must be under restrictions regarding communicable disease prevention under Section 9 of Emergency Decree on Public Administration BE 2548, and must be held in quarantine for 14 days.
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PM orders security forces to track down any returnees evading quarantine

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned over the standoff at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday when Thai returnees from overseas refused to be quarantined while some reportedly sneaked out through airport checkpoints, a source from the Covid-19 Administration Centre at Government House revealed.

After over four hours of confrontation with airport staff, 166 passengers returning from Japan, Singapore and Qatar finally agreed to go to quarantine facilities at around 2am. They were taken in four buses to Sattahip Naval Base in Chonburi province.

“The PM has ordered national security officials as well as military, police and public health staff to compile a list of all passengers causing commotion last night and to track down all passengers who are still unaccounted for,” said the source. “The escapees might face charges for violating the Emergency Decree on Public Administration BE 2548 and Communicable Disease Act BE 2558”

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Korat Woman who spat on others tests negative


A feverish woman is taken from a local train in Non Sung district, Nakhon Ratchasima, after she spat on rescue workers called to check her temperature on Friday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

A feverish passenger who spat on rescue workers trying to offer her a face mask on a local train has tested negative for the coronavirus, to the relief of the staff on duty and passengers in the same carriage.

The 53-year-old woman, whose name was withheld, was taken back to her home in Khon Kaen by relatives on Saturday after lab tests found she was not infected with Covid-19 as feared, said a source.

On Friday, the woman got on the No.431 train on the Kaeng Khoi-Khon Kaen route without a ticket. She appeared sick and was not wearing a face mask, prompting other passengers to alert train staff.

Three rescue workers from Non Sung Hospital, in full protective suits, later arrived and handed her a face mask. They also told her to go to a Covid-screening checkpoint at the railway station. She refused, shouted at them and then spat on the staff and in the carriage four times.

She also tore the clothing of one staffer. This prompted the rescue workers to handcuff her and carry her out for a fever check. Her temperature was 37.9C and she was taken to Non Sung Hospital for further checkups.

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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Four jailed for violating night curfew
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 08:56:15 PM »
Shame on all concerned on this one, yesterday i read.

Violators of the curfew will face a maximum of 2 years imprisonment, or up to 40,000 baht in fine, or both.   thainews.prd.go.th

so what happened when   Four jailed for violating night curfew  bangkokpost.com  Since the four confessed, the jail sentence was reduced to 15 days and the fine to 15,000 baht each. :spin

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Man shot dead in Philippines for flouting coronavirus rules
Country's first reported case of police shooting a civilian for refusing to follow restrictions to curb coronavirus.

A 63-year-old man was shot dead in the Philippines after threatening village officials and police with a scythe at a coronavirus checkpoint, police said on Saturday.

The man is believed to have been drunk when he threatened village officials and police manning the checkpoint in the town of Nasipit in the southern province of Agusan del Norte on Thursday, a police report said.

"The suspect was cautioned by a village health worker ... for not wearing a face mask," the report said. "But the suspect got angry, uttering provoking words and eventually attacked the personnel using a scythe."

The suspect was shot dead by a police officer who was trying to pacify him.

The incident is the first reported case of police shooting a civilian for refusing to follow restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Curfew Day 2: Three hundred & eight curfew breakers will face the courts

Daily News reported that the police will press charges against 308 people who violated curfew conditions between 10 pm on Saturday and 4 am on Sunday.  National police deputy spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said there were 836 curfew checkpoints nationwide manned by 9,141 police and thousands of others from protection agencies and the military.

The great majority of the  vehicles stopped - 14,344 - and people checked -19,312 - were out legitimately or were warned.
Only 308 will get to court.

The courts have the power to imprison and impose heavy fines.

In another Daily News story a Thai woman went on Facebook to say she didn't get home in time in Bangkok.

And there was a 40,000 baht receipt to show her fine.

The story said that Thong Lor police had issued their first fine. 



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Brit hotel owner, Swiss DJ and Thai manageress all arrested after illegal party

police raided a large party in a hotel on the island that was in contravention of the Covid-19 guidelines.



twenty foreigners having a great time. Some tried to flee the scene.

But they were surrounded - Thai Rath reported that all exits were sealed off

The owner was identified as 36 year old British woman who is married to the Swiss DJ

although all the guests were staying in the hotel. all charged with contravening the emergency decree

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foreigners still out drinking on the beach a  page on Facebook featured a brief story about tourists being out in a group congregating and drinking on the beach.  they were asked to go back to their hotels.

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at a time when social distancing is so important, are their policys truly more important than a worldwide pandemic, not only putting the queue of foreigners at risk but the io's as well. This is absolutely disgraceful



Automatic visa renewal for foreigners can’t come soon enough as HUNDREDS queue outside Pattaya immigration  thaivisa.com

At a time when much of Pattaya has been left all but deserted as members of the public heed government advice and stay indoors, the scene outside immigration on Tuesday morning was anything but quiet.  Thaivisa was also sent images of queues forming outside Pattaya immigration from before 7am. Alongside the clip, We Love Pattaya posted concerns about the apparent lack of social distancing, sparking fears it could worsen the COVID-19 situation in the city. clip facebook.com


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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - People still violating curfew orders
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2020, 04:51:39 PM »
People still violating curfew orders
Despite the invocation of the Emergency Decree and night-time curfew from April 3, people are still found to be violating the orders by going outside their homes, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Tuesday (April 7).

So far, 1,293 people have been found to have violated the curfew, a number that is continually rising. Officials have issued a warning to 246 people and have prosecuted 1,047 others. Most of the people in these cases were part of gatherings.

Dr Taweesin is urging people to stay indoors if it is not necessary for them to go outside in order to cut down on the spread of Covid-19. Though the number of new infections has dropped dramatically from hundreds to 38, he said it is not time for people to let their guards down, otherwise the numbers may rise again.



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"Despicable" foreigners spit on the sidewalk after being denied entry to convenience store for not wearing masks


 A group of foreign tourists - angry about being denied entry to a convenience store in Khlung, Chanthaburi in eastern Thailand - shocked locals by spitting on the sidewalk and road outside.  They were not wearing face masks.

Pictures were posted online causing a massive backlash against foreigners for their revolting behavior, reported Manager.   Local municipal chief Burin Thana-udomnan reacted swiftly and sent in a large water truck to hose down the area in Thetsaban Sai 4 before contacting the local police.

They were studying CCTV both from inside the store and outside to find out who the offenders were and bring them to justice. 

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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Hundreds flood into Udon immigration
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 10:46:13 AM »
Hundreds flood into Udon immigration

Naew Na reports Udon Thani office for immig no protection measures, hundreds of foreigners turned up after the three day holiday to extend visas.
they should be checking temperatures, hand washing and seating two meters apart. they crowded in fearing fines for overstaying crammed into the small space.







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Gambling with their health as well as money: 108 Thais arrested at Hi-Lo casino near Bangkok


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Residents concerned about the potential spread of Covid-19 contacted the Department of Provincial Administration to tell them there was a gambling den in their soi.

Fifty officers led by Ranarong Thipsiri went to investigate in Soi Phibul Songkhram 32 in Suan Yai, Muang, Nonthaburi, north west of the capital Bangkok.

Arrested were 108 gamblers, reported Sanook.

And there was more than 200,000 baht on the tables.

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Stay indoors message falls on deaf ears in Pattaya as people continue to visit the beach
there are still people congregating and socialising on and alongside Pattaya beach.

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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Who's scared of Covid-19!
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2020, 12:06:25 PM »
Who's scared of Covid-19! Thai youth stick two fingers up to curfew at drugs birthday party as raid is bungled


Daily News said that some Thai young people were ignoring social distancing rules and the curfew.

This followed a raid of a party attended by nearly three dozen people at a resort in Saraburi.

The raid was clearly quite badly bungled.

Following complaints from the locals about a gathering and noise a team of police, army personnel and DOPAs were mobilized for the headline arrest.

When they approached 20 of the party goers got wise and fled leaving behind empty rooms and their clothes and personal stuff.

Most disappeared into a forest thicket to the rear of the premises.

Police soon rounded up 14 men and women aged between 18 and 25 who were easy to spot cowering within the resort itself.

They are going to be let off with a warning - just so long as their urine test isn't purple, indicating drug use.

The remains of several drugs' packets and drug taking paraphernalia was found throughout the resort.

The 14 already in custody said they had got together through Facebook and Line chat and they were there to celebrate the 20th birthday of "Neuy" or Butter (an assumed name).

Police are now taking the urine and trying to find 20 missing teens and twenty somethings.

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German expats accused of demolishing coronavirus barrier in Chiang Mai
A group of 20 people made of German expats and their Thai wives have been accused of removing a barrier in Chiang Mai set up to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The group said the barrier, which was erected at a housing development near Wat Thung Rang Raeng in Nam Phrae, was preventing them from accessing their homes. The group were interviewed by police, while immigration officers were ordered to investigate the status of the foreigners involved, Chiang Mai News reported

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Re: incovidtimes shame on you - Thousands cancel handout requests
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2020, 02:36:16 PM »
Thousands cancel handout requests
Virus aid applicants fear fraud charges

More than 610,000 people who registered for the 5,000 baht cash handout granted by the government to ease the impact of the Covid-19 have cancelled their registrations out of fear they will face legal action for providing fake information.

Charnkrit Dejvitak, an assistant attached to the PM's Office, said the Finance Ministry on April 4 added a cancel button on the website www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com ["You will never be left behind"] so people who registered and "had no intention to give false information" can have a chance to withdraw their registrations.

"As of yesterday, more than 610,000 people cancelled their applications, or 76,000 per day, which was a high number," Mr Charnkrit said.

"This is mainly because the Finance Ministry is pursuing legal action against those who gave fake personal information by instructing its legal team to conduct urgent checks on applicants' information."

The ministry has filed complaints with the Technology Crime Suppression Division, asking it to take legal action against five people who posted fake information about the cash handout on social media, Mr Charnkrit said. He said this prompted the number of cancellations to rise to 5,000 in two hours between 8pm-10pm on Saturday.

The Finance Ministry also set up another legal team to track down improper posts about financial aid on social media.

Some who received the aid boasted they did so by cheating, and the ministry will actively seek out these posts and cancel the next monthly payment to those responsible as well as recall the first 5,000-baht payment from them without taking legal action.

For those claimed they received the cash handout, but they actually did not, this is tantamount to causing public a disturbance and they will be prosecuted for inputting false information to the internet in violation of the Computer Crime Act, said Mr Charnkrit.

According to the executive decree on 1 trillion baht in borrowing recently approved by the cabinet, 600 billion baht will go to health-related plans and financial aid to affected people, including the 5,000-baht monthly handouts to an estimated 9 million self-employed and laid-off people, which will be extended to six months from three months.

Those who give fake information to trigger the 5,000 baht cash handout will be prosecuted for fraud under the Criminal Code and are liable to a jail term of up to three years, a fine of up to 60,000 baht, or both, Mr Charnkrit said.

Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general of the Fiscal Policy Office, said the next payment of the 5,000 baht cash handout is due tomorrow and Tuesday for a total of 600,000 eligible applicants.

He said the number of people who registered for the 5,000 baht cash handout scheme rose to 26 million on Saturday

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Village headman flouts orders, holds big Songkran gathering 

Nonthaburi governor Sujin Chaichumsak has ordered the Bang Bua Thong district chief to set up an investigative committee to look into the case of a village headman in the province bringing a large number of people together to hold a Songkran ritual.

Photographs of the village headman together with his guests pouring water on the hands of elderly people and seeking their blessings were posted online on Monday (April 13), leading to severe criticism.

Sujin said this was a clear violation of the Emergency Decree and breached the regulations of civil service.

“I want to inform every community leader in Nonthaburi that you should set a good example on your people,” Sujin said.  nationthailand.com

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Man arrested for forging Covid-19 test certificates

A Thai man has been arrested for forging Covid-19 test certificates, records of 14-day quarantine and other medical documents, police said on Thursday (April 16).

Police began investigating after being alerted that the unnamed 24-year-old man was advertising his services online, according to tourist police chief Pol Lieutenant-General Chadtha Komolwattana.

They discovered that his customers, both Thai and foreign, hired him to forge medical documents they needed for job applications and various transactions.

Police searched his possessions and found forged hospital seals along with more than 65 fake forms from hospitals nationwide. The man confessed that he had been fabricating the documents for more than a year, said officers.

The man was charged with forging documents

Police said they are now seeking to find out who hired him to create the forgeries.

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