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« on: March 25, 2020, 03:33:16 PM »
Thailand Post promotes social distancing with pick-up service
Thailand Post is offering a pick-up service for unlimited number of parcels in response to the government’s campaign “Stay home, Stop virus, Save nation”.  The parcel will be picked up from the customer's house by a postman or vehicle bearing the placard ‘Pick Up Service’ in order to prevent the spread of Covid-1 and to support social distancing in Thai society, Thailand Post president Korkij Danchaivichit said.

The pick-up service starts from Wednesday (March 25) and this service is only available for domestic transport. nationthailand.com


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Re: social distancing - How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 01:34:01 PM »
social distancing. Because you know it makes sense

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus)


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Re: social distancing - Lack of social distancing
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 03:57:42 PM »
a message from the nurses & doctors. we stayed at work for you, please stay at home for us

Lack of social distancing causing spread, govt says

The government warned on Saturday that people are not practising social distancing which is resulting in a steady spread of Covid-19, which by yesterday amounted to a total of 1,245 infections and six deaths.

Despite invocation of the emergency decree, people have not complied with measures to control the spread of the virus as the number of new infections continues to soar, Covid-19 Administration Centre spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

Dr Taweesin made the remarks on Saturday after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

He said it was agreed the efficiency of disease control is assessed by a reduction in new infections.

“But the rising figures show that people still are not cooperating enough, and they have to do more to help with control measures,” Dr Taweesin said.

Citing figures, he said that if only 70% of the people cooperate, new infection cases will continue to surge. With 80% cooperating, figures will go down gradually, and if 90% of people cooperate, a marked decrease will follow.

He also said it was agreed that state procurement regulations will be relaxed to allow three agencies — the Food and Drugs Administration, the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation, and the Comptroller-General Department - to fast-track the purchase and import of medical equipment and personal protective gear for medical personnel.

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Re: social distancing - it's a start
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 09:34:36 PM »
you have to make do with what you have  :o
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Re: social distancing - Social distancing is a very powerful tool
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
Social distancing is a very powerful tool to fight against Covid-19 and this weapon needs the engagement of all

70% Thais stick to social distancing reports the bangkokpost.com Some 70% of Thais understand and are engaging in the "social distancing" campaign -- a major strategy to curb the transmission of Covid-19-- according to the latest survey conducted by the Department of Mental Health.

The 80% benchmark, he said, is based on a research in Australia, which found that is the threshold when Covid-19 transmission potentially stops. The Ministry of Public Health estimated that if social distancing compliance exceeds 80%, the number of Covid-19 cases will reach 7,745 by April 15. But the cases will climb to 17,635 by that date if social distancing compliance is 50%. With no social distancing, the number of cases will skyrocket to 150,000 in two weeks, he said.

"Social distancing is a very powerful tool to fight against Covid-19 and this weapon needs the engagement of all Thais," he said.

When asked about the practice of social distancing, 71% of respondents said they have avoided crowds, 24.7% admitted sometimes they need to mingle and the rest admitted to no change in behaviour.

Approximately 68% of respondents said they always kept a two-metre distance from others, 26.6% admitted they do it sometimes, while the rest said they ignored the distancing protocol.

Some 82% of respondents said they always wear a protective mask when leaving home, while 14% said they wore masks occasionally when outside. Only 0.5% said they never wore masks.

When it comes to washing their hands regularly, 90.5% of respondents said they did so, while 90% also said they use serving spoons when eating with others. "From this survey, it is fair to say that over 90% of participants are cooperative with the government, and only [a small minority] are non-compliant," he said.

The survey also found the majority of Thais are not panic-stricken by Covid-19. For 70% of respondents, their concern over Covid-19 is moderate, which means they are neither panicking nor carefree.

Some 76% said they are moderately fearful of Covid-19 disease, while 18% admitted they are gripped with fear. Another 5.6% said their concern over the global pandemic is low.
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Re: social distancing - don't touch
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 12:11:18 PM »
social distancing, you know it makes sense, it works and people are practicing it.
so why not introduce social distancing into driving, like, be smart stay two cars apart, instead of the buffalo coming into play

we are being advised to stop touching our face to stop the spreading of germs, something we all do without even knowing we are doing it.
just how many times do we touch our face, hair, eyes, nose , ect. some women don't stop touching, patting, stroking their hair.

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Re: social distancing - that's not the way to do it
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 06:17:08 PM »
setting an example
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Re: social distancing - laughter is the cure
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 12:36:29 AM »
social distancing  ;D
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Re: social distancing - Coronavirus may change city designs
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 08:39:46 PM »
social distancing not much chance here

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed many aspects of life. How we travel, how we work and how we live.
Experts warn it may even change how some of our cities will look and operate in the future.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok, Thailand.

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some sugest that the virus might be seasonal, but this remains to be proven. oddly enough Both this coronavirus and also Sars did emerge in winter. So, it does tend to indicate that this may be seasonal, maybe that's why some countries are effected more than others. in the laboratory,  this virus is very temperature-dependent - it's very stable at cold temperatures, but at warm temperatures, it can actually be inactivated. weather modellers have seen that the virus seems to be more transmissible in cold weather. as a vacine might at least be a year away. The best method which we have now social distancing and quarantining


Coronavirus: Social distancing the best defence for now, say experts

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Re: social distancing - is all we have
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 05:32:19 PM »
social distancing is all we have. taking yourself out the chain. interesting video

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Repeated periods of social distancing may be needed until 2022: Harvard study



A one-time lockdown won't halt the novel coronavirus and repeated periods of social distancing may be required into 2022 to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, Harvard scientists who modeled the pandemic's trajectory said Tuesday (April 14).

Their study comes as the US enters the peak of its Covid-19 caseload and states eye an eventual easing of tough lockdown measures.

The Harvard team's computer simulation, which was published in a paper in the journal Science, assumed that Covid-19 will become seasonal, like closely related coronaviruses that cause the common cold, with higher transmission rates in colder months.

But much remains unknown, including the level of immunity acquired by previous infection and how long it lasts, the authors said.

"We found that one-time social distancing measures are likely to be insufficient to maintain the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 within  the limits of critical care capacity in the United States," lead author Stephen Kissler said in a call with reporters.

"What seems to be necessary in the absence of other sorts of treatments are intermittent social distancing periods," he added.

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Re: social distancing - Staying sane with kids at home
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 11:01:38 AM »
Staying sane with kids at home


QUALITY TIME: Dawee Chaikere, 39, and her husband, spend time with their three children at their home in Nonthaburi during their stay at home to help contain the outbreak of Covid-19. She admits that it is a challenge to find activities to keep three young sons happy, busy and learning at the same time.

Social distancing as means of slowing down the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak is proving to be a real challenge to many adults -- even those who live by themselves. So what is it like to work from home with young children to take care of during this crisis?

Needless to say, the task is far more challenging to many as they find themselves struggling to cope with their own stress while attempting to take care of their kids in this unusual situation.

Warunee Punpanich Vandepitte, a paediatric infectious diseases specialist with Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, said even though the Covid-19 infection rate among children is low, about 1% as documented in China, and the virus doesn't seem to be virulent in infected children, it is still important to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The doctor, however, recommended against getting very young children, aged two or younger, to wear a face mask because their respiratory tracts are small, which makes it difficult for them to breathe through a face mask.

"That can accidentally lead to suffocation. So make them put on a face mask only when in a situation with a high risk of being exposed to the virus such as when travelling in a public bus or getting into a crowded area," she said.

Parents or guardians also need to avoid creating a stressful atmosphere at home, by managing their own stress which can have a spin-off effect on children, she said.

Arranging games designed to promote children's concentration span and meditation effects as well as reading stories to them are recommended as activities for creating a stress-free environment during the stay-at-home period, Assoc Prof Warunee said.

Being forced to stay mainly home during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak could become a "traumatic event" especially for many young children, said Prani Paveenchana, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Manarom Hospital.

However, not every child reacts to stress the same way, given their differences in personalities, she said.

Those who are extroverts and like socialising will find social distancing difficult to live with, while young introverts who are shy and like sticking close to home might cope better, she said.

All children, however, share the same need of assuring messages from their families about the outbreak and what they should do to stay safe, she said.

"Parents and other adult members of the family should avoid repeating scary stories about the outbreak in front of children or have them exposed to too much media coverage about the outbreak," she said.

"An abrupt change in lifestyle adopting rules which are too strict about household hygiene at home such as washing hands constantly and cleaning up things with alcohol often in front of children could also create a stressful environment," she said.

Dr Prani also stressed the importance of parents trying to set routines for the sake of the young members of the family.

Fun activities other than leaving children with tablets or computer games are recommended, she said, adding that teaching them to learn to make things such as their own toys is ideal.

Virtual social connections are also recommended for keeping children connected with their social life, she said.

"A video call with close friends may help. Social distancing doesn't necessary mean social disconnecting," she said. "If your kids want to invite friends over for a birthday party, why don't you get them all on a video conference instead? That will be fun too."

Parents may also check children's mental state once in a while by inviting them to speak out about how they feel about social distancing at home, said the doctor.

However, the rule is get them to talk about the stressful situation surrounding Covid-19 as little as possible, she said.

Parents who feel they have run out of activities to keep their children entertained at home are advised to ask their children what they want to do.

But that doesn't mean parents will have to spoil their children during this stay-at-home period, she said, adding that fostering discipline is important for children at all ages.

For children developing too much stress to deal with at home, a visit to a psychiatric hospital rather than a general hospital with a psychiatric ward may be in order, as a the risk of getting exposed to Covid-19 at a general hospital could be higher, she said.

Many children are bored of home life as many of the activities they used to enjoy outside before the outbreak have been suspended, she said.

In this case, she said, she recommends drawing, painting and learning something new and fun online which appeals to youngsters but isn't too academic.

"After the first full month of stay-at-home practice, some children and adults alike may need medical help dealing with stress," she said.

Signs of this type of problematic stress include sleeping difficulty, uncontrollable anxiety or worries and a strong feeling of depression, she said.

Patcharin Dhanakornpipattanakul is a 37-year-old mother with a two-year-old son. She works from home in a house which she shares with her husband and his mother. She admits that adjusting to the stay-at-home regime was challenging at first.

She has had to deal with unexpected changes in her young child's mood. Her husband must also work from home. His mother works in well with them by helping take care of the child.

She needs to be creative in coming up with ways to convince her son to wear a face mask. She told him it smells bad out there so that everyone has to wear a mask.

Dawee Chaikere, 39, and her husband have to work from home while taking care of their three sons aged 10 months, 4 years, and 7 years old respectively. Music recital, online classes, in-door football and simple housework help keep the children amused, she said.

"Raising three kids, all boys, is quite stressful. We have not been out since the school break. Last year we took them to the provinces and played outdoor activities. But self-quarantine is also good as parents and their kids can spend time together. It's warm feeling," she said.

"The children develop very fast. We see the ability and willingness of our oldest son to take care of our youngest. This is something sweet that eases our stress," she said.

Tanarak Plipat, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said staff are looking into the effects of Covid-19 infection on child health, which at the moment appear to be mild. Up arriving home, adults are advised to wash their hands, take a wash and change before they come close to other people in the family.

Observing their own signs of possible Covid-19 infection and isolating themselves if necessary are also important to avoid unintentionally passing the virus, he said.

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Re: social distancing - Myanmar market social distancing at its best
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2020, 04:03:23 PM »
Thailand take note

Facebook user Jain Weraphong’s post of pictures of a fresh market in Myanmar employing the social distancing practice has come in for praise.
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Women addicted to gambling 'biggest violators of social distancing practice'

Ageing women who love gambling are the biggest violators of the social distancing practice, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the Government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (April 26).

He urged husbands to dissuade their wives from going to gambling dens.

According to police statistics of curfew breakers, 87 joined gatherings, up 47 from the previous day while 568 left their houses during curfew hours, down 27 over a 24-hour period, he said.

Those who joined gatherings for drinking, gambling and illicit drug consumption were people aged between 11-40, the majority being males. However, the majority of violators in the age group 51-60 were women, mostly those who visited gambling dens, he said.

“Husbands should inform their wives about the dangers of the Covid-19 contagion,” Taweesin warned.

Social distancing and curfew violators on April 26, were mostly found in Pathum Thani, Rayong, Bangkok, Phuket and Samut Prakan provinces.

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A viral post reveals a lack of social distancing onboard Nok Air flight



A Nok Air passenger from flight DD7809 flying from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Don Meuang Bangkok last Friday posted on her Facebook account with a picture expressing her concern about the lack of social distancing during boarding and then on the plane.

“The airline notified passengers that it had to make a detour to Trang Airport to pick up additional passengers. The detour not only caused a two-hour delay but social distancing measures and alternate seating to prevent Covid-19 from spreading could not be implemented as the added passengers filled up the plane.”



In response to this Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand director general Chula Sukmanop says “the mandatory measure come into effect only from May 1.”

“This picture was taken before May 1, while Nok Air had already notified the CAAT of operating the new Nakhon Si Thammarat-Trang-Bangkok route, aiming to accommodate more passengers.”

“However, from May 1, the social distancing measure must be strictly applied to – from the ticketing booths until the destination airport.”

So far, Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air say they will resume limited domestic flights starting May 1. Meanwhile, ThaiSmile (the short-haul subsidiary of Thai Airways) has announced that it is ready to resume services for domestic routes on June 1. Limited destinations will be available and likely only be destinations in provinces that have not had reported cases for the past 28 days.

According to Chula, some of the measures imposed on airlines and passengers include…

    Restricting each aircraft to carry passengers at a maximum 70% of capacity.
    Flights longer than 90 minutes must set aside seats in the last two rows to isolate sick people.
    Every passenger must wear a face mask at all times or they will be denied boarding.
    Food and beverages will not be sold onboard to minimise the chance of Covid-19 spreading.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Saksyam Chidchob says “he was aware of the situation and had written to Nok Air urging them to improve their measures to address passenger concerns as soon as possible.

“I have invited Nok Air representatives to discuss this issue. Airlines that ignore the social distancing measures will be issued a warning first, but if the problem continues, they will eventually be suspended.”

SOURCE:    nationthailand.com
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Re: social distancing - Glass booth dividers (video)
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2020, 02:56:32 PM »
Glass booth dividers : A new normal for dining in Spain

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Re: social distancing at its best after the Skytrain broke down
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2020, 01:26:25 PM »
this morning after the Skytrain broke down


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Re: social distancing - Taxis to get special Covid-19 shield
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2020, 12:12:29 PM »
Taxis to get special Covid-19 shield
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has unveiled a special barrier that taxi drivers can use to shield themselves from customers amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The barrier will be placed between drivers and passengers to prevent transmission and it can be installed and removed without the need to modify the vehicle.       full article  bangkokpost.com
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Re: social distancing - give the dog a bone
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2020, 11:36:10 AM »
good to see all folowing the rules
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Re: social distancing - Can't bear to eat alone
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2020, 12:07:50 AM »
One restaurant in Thailand is ensuring it meets new social distancing guidelines, and providing lonely diners a bit of company, by seating stuffed pandas at its tables.


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Re: social distancing - an alternative to state quarantine
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 12:16:07 AM »
Hotels and hospitals to offer an alternative to state quarantine

The government said on Thursday that apart from local and state quarantine, an alternative quarantine option will be made available to people returning from abroad.

The government said that hospitals and hotels have partnered together to provide a third option for citizens.

It will have to be approved by the health ministry but individuals who choose this option will pay for the costs themselves.

“We have tested this option for quite some time now and it has proven to be very popular, so the scheme will be further developed and expanded,” Government spokesman Dr Thaweesin Visanuyothin said.

The option is already available for people who can afford it; however, the hotels must already be approved by the health ministry.

The Department of Health Service Support said on Thursday that there are now four hotels approved by the ministry, including 100 rooms at Movenpick Wellness BDMS Resort Hotel, 79 rooms in Qiu Hotel, 64 rooms in the Idle Residence and 60 rooms at Grand Richmond Hotel.

In total, there are 303 rooms available, prompting the CCSA to announce the expansion of the alternative state quarantine option.

To use these accommodations, passengers will have to state their intention and the place they wish to be quarantined in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before being granted permission to enter Thailand.

They must provide a letter of intent for an alternative state quarantine at the airport. Hotels and hospitals will have to arrange transport for these individuals.

As the passengers are covering all of the expenses, it is advisable for citizens and visitors to contact these hotels before flying into Thailand.

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