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Re: Covid-19: PM issues plea for 'patience'
« Reply #120 on: April 29, 2020, 02:48:11 PM »
PM issues plea for 'patience'
Emergency 'needed to flatten virus curve'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged people and business operators to be patient for a little longer as the government has decided to extend the state of emergency for another month in its continued efforts to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve.

"I realise that everyone, including low-income earners, farmers and those with independent careers, is experiencing hard times. The government will take good care of you with existing budgets and an executive decree on borrowing, the details of which will come out later."

"I would like business operators to be patient a little bit longer. I also share your pain," the prime minister said after a cabinet meeting which approved the extension on Tuesday.

Gen Prayut, who is also chief of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), gave assurances that the government will take great care of people affected by the economic slowdown caused by Covid-19.



"When it is time to lift the lockdown, I will let you know. Don't make too many demands... We still have to watch out for a resurgence in infections," Gen Prayut said.

The cabinet on Tuesday officially extended the state of emergency to control the coronavirus for another month to May 31, maintained the curfew and set guidelines for easing the lockdown of businesses.

Issued on March 26, the decree which led to the lockdown, curfew and other restrictions will expire tomorrow.

Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said the cabinet agreed with the proposal from the National Security Council that the state of emergency be extended from May 1 to 31.

The cabinet also decided to maintain disease control measures. Inbound traffic by land, water and air into Thailand will remain heavily restricted. Inbound flights will be banned for another month from May 1 to 31.

The curfew will remain in place from 10pm to 4am. Unnecessary inter-provincial travel must be cancelled or postponed.

People will be prohibited from entering crowded areas for activities that facilitate the spread of the virus. Provincial governors will set their own restrictions accordingly.

The cabinet also ordered the Foreign Affairs Ministry to quickly determine the exact number of Thais stranded in other countries who want to return home, and coordinate with the CCSA to prepare to handle them and place them in quarantine.

Regarding the relaxation of restrictions, the cabinet resolved that public health be the main determining factor.

Control measures can be eased for activities that are necessary to support life, but disease prevention protocols must be implemented strictly, according to the cabinet.

If disease control measures are effective, there will be further relaxation, but if they are violated or the spread of Covid-19 worsens, the easing of restrictions will be terminated right away, Ms Narumon said.

As measures are relaxed, Covid-19 testing will be accelerated, especially among at-risk groups of people including service providers and migrant workers.

Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to reopen restaurants, markets, exercise venues, parks, hairdressers, clinics, animal hospitals and grooming parlours, golf courses and driving ranges.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday the city's current lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 was set to expire at midnight on Friday.

The BMA had informed the government of its plan to reopen venues in eight categories, with strict conditions.

Among the venues that would be allowed to reopened are restaurants which would have to seat customers 1.5 metres apart, comply with opening hours as restricted by the emergency decree, and not sell alcoholic beverages, Pol Gen Aswin said.

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Lockdown eased, but country remains closed to foreign tourists for another month
Though Thailand will allow some businesses to reopen from Friday (May 1), the country is still not ready to welcome foreign tourists, say government officials. Tourists would find it difficult to enter the country anyway, since incoming flights are banned until the end of May, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Wednesday (April 29).

He was responding to news reports that Chinese tourists have expressed a desire to visit Thailand next month. Last year the number of Chinese visitors rose 4.4 per cent to 10.99 million, out of a total 39.7 million tourist arrivals in Thailand, up 4.2 per cent.

Thailand will prioritise public health followed by economic matters, said Taweesin, adding that the CCSA will announce categories of businesses that can resume operations before Friday (May 1).

Disease prevention guidelines for both businesses and customers will also be announced in the few days, he said.

Social distancing and wearing of face masks would continue, he added.

“We want to keep new daily confirmed cases in single digits for as long as possible, till the spread of the virus outside Thailand starts falling,” he said.

The Kingdom’s daily total of new cases has fallen below 10 for three consecutive days. Monday was the first time the case count dropped into single digits at 9 – the lowest since the peak of 188 on March 22 –while Tuesday saw 7 new cases followed by 9 on Wednesday (April 29).

Taweesin also said Thailand should learn lessons from other countries which had eased lockdown restrictions too early and then experienced a second wave of contagion.

Economists project the Thai economy this year will be hit hard by the pandemic, with the Bank of Thailand forecasting a 5.3 per cent drop in GDP. Supavud Saicheua, adviser to Kiatnakin Financial Group, meanwhile predicts an economic contraction of much as 10 percent.

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Re: Covid-19: 7 new Covid-19 cases, no new deaths
« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2020, 01:46:42 PM »
7 new Covid-19 cases, no new deaths - It was the fourth day in a row were fewer than 10 new cases - Thailand 59th in the global ranking of countries by the number of Covid-19 cases. reports the bangkokpost
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Re: Covid-19: Covid-19 Daily Briefing: April 30, 2020
« Reply #123 on: April 30, 2020, 01:58:08 PM »
Covid-19 Daily Briefing: April 30, 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

The ban on alcohol sales is continuing until further notice.

The "White Group" of businesses and venues, or low-risk and essential services, will be allowed to open from 3 May. They have to strictly follow the general safety principles. thanks to Mr. Natapanu Nopakun

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Nakhon Ratchasima bans labourers from travelling outside province

Nakhon Ratchasima has tightened its lockdown by banning factory and other workers from travelling outside the province.

The provincial communicable disease committee announced on Wednesday (April 29) that labourers must refrain from travelling until the Covid-19 outbreak is resolved.

Workers who have to leave the northeastern province must first get permission from their factory.

On their return, they must inform public health officials and undergo 14-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, labourers and factory operators have been ordered to comply strictly with any instructions from public health official.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand logs 6 new Covid cases, no deaths
« Reply #125 on: May 01, 2020, 12:01:55 PM »
Thailand logs 6 new Covid cases, no deaths Friday - The government on Friday reported six new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 2,960 across Thailand. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the toll at 54.

New daily infections have stayed in the single digits for five consecutive days. The six cases also marked the fewest new daily infections since early March.

One of the new cases was in Bangkok, and the other five in the southern province of Yala. bangkokpost.com
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Re: Covid-19: Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 1 May 2020
« Reply #126 on: May 01, 2020, 01:23:06 PM »
Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 1 May 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

26 provinces in Thailand have had no reports of new cases for 28 days

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The mgronline.com & thaivisa are reporting Thais returning to provinces for long weekend ignore government's restrictions and ignoring government pleas to stay home. yesterday they reported tailbacks to holiday places and beaches and crowds gathering at beaches ignoring social distancing rules. Krating Lai beach near Pattaya was packed with people collecting shellfish. The beach is supposed to be closed. The Bang Saen was also crowded

but as The rules change that often maybe they are not sure, well we will soon findout if the number start to rise, we know why. i read the rules are - anyone coming from Greater Bangkok & other covid hit areas must report to health officials within 24hrs then do 14 day home quarantine.


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Re: Covid-19: Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 2 May 2020
« Reply #128 on: May 02, 2020, 01:10:46 PM »
Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 2 May 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

Thailand reports 6 new cases and another day day of zero deaths which is great news!! This raises the total to 2,966 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 54 fatalities sadly. 13 more people have recovered in the last 24 hours nationwide making a total of 2,732 discharged to date, with 180 patients currently in hospital with the disease.    Thanks to Mr. Natapanu Nopakun

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Re: Covid-19: Korat imposes quarantine on people from 10 provinces
« Reply #129 on: May 02, 2020, 04:27:52 PM »
Korat imposes quarantine on people from 10 provinces    bangkokpost.com

At least one province, Nakhon Ratchasima, has required that people from 10 provinces with the most coronavirus cases who plans to stay in the province enter 14-day quarantine.

The communicable disease panel of the province issued the announcement on Saturday as people have been heading upcountry during the long holidays from Friday. It was signed by governor Vichian Chandaranothai, as chair of the committee.

The people planing to stay in the province, whether they are visitors or returnees, must report within 24 hours to village health volunteers responsible for the area where they will stay.

The 10 provinces subjected to the new rule are those with the most cumulative virus cases as of Saturday: Bangkok, Phuket, Nonthaburi, Yala, Samut Prakan, Chon Buri, Pattani, Songkhla, Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani.

Health officials will advise those who come from other provinces will give advice on what they should do and put them under observation by taking into account social distancing.

If there is a need to quarantine them, they can do so immediately. Violators will face legal action.

The announcement issued under the emergency decree on Friday evening and coming into effect on Sunday urged people not to travel to other provinces or delay their trips unless in cases of emergencies. If they travel, they have to give officials evidence of their business and undergo health and screening measures.

A van is stopped for fever screening of its passengers at a checkpoint on Mitrapharb Highway to Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday. (Photo from ถนนมิตรภาพ-รถติดบอกด้วย Facebook)
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Re: Covid-19: Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases
« Reply #130 on: May 03, 2020, 12:20:31 PM »
(Reuters) - Thailand reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday, as the country started lifting restrictions on some businesses and aspects of life.
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To late - the escape is well and truly underway - what with allowing this long weekend hoiday - lifting the alcohol ban - well lets wait and see if the infections rise or not - you can understand the people, some whole families cramped inside one room or a flat, is depressing to say the least and of course some missing their families. looking around other countries the thai government hasn't done a bad job. people travelling to their homes will have no reason to go back if they no longer have a job to go to, also it will be cheaper to have them home. was this the plan. ;)

People told to avoid travelling to other provincess unless essential  nationthailand.com

The government has urged people to refrain from inter-provincial travel except for necessary cases, according to a notification in the Royal Gazette published on May 1 but effective from May 3.

In essential cases, they have to show evidence of the need and be screened for Covid-19.

The gazette also bans mass gathering such as seminars, meetings and food giving. It has also authorised governors to close risky venues, such as pubs, bars, movie theatres, playgrounds, water theme parks, zoos, skate rinks as well as department stores.

The moves are in line with the government extension of the state emergency to May 31 from April 30.


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Re: Covid-19: Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 3 May 2020
« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2020, 01:44:44 PM »
report from the Irish Community Thailand - 7 more people have recovered in the last 24 hours nationwide making a total of 2,739 discharged to date, with 176 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 3 May 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

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Re: Covid-19: Bangkok extends closure of 34 risky locations
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2020, 04:28:01 PM »
does this indicate that something is not quite right - if the virus is under control - is it a u turn - although most of these make sense to remain closed for a while longer. O.M.G. the amulet shop is on the list ;)

Bangkok extends closure of 34 risky locations until May 31
Bangkok Governor Aswin Khwanmuang signed an order on Sunday (May 3) for temporary closure of 34 locations that pose a risk for Covid-19 infection until May 31.

The 34 locations are:

1. Theatre, cinema, playhouse

2. Pub, bar, entertainment venue

3. Water park, amusement park

4. Playground, children's play areas in the market including floating markets and flea markets

5. Zoo

6. Skating or rollerblade park

7. Billiards or snooker venue

8. Bowling alley or arcade

9. Game centre and internet cafe

10. Public pool or similar business

11. Rooster fight ring

12 Fitness centre

13. Exhibition location, exhibition centre and convention hall.

14. Museum

15. Library

16. Nursery

17. Elderly care

18. Boxing stadium

19. Martial arts school or gym

20. Tattoo parlour

21. Dance school

22. Race track

23. Sauna or steaming room

24. Massage parlour

25. Amulet shop

26. Weight loss shop or beauty clinics

27. Massage house

28. All types of arenas

29. All performances in public areas

30. Banquet hall

31. Department stores (except the supermarket area, pharmacies, miscellaneous goods that are essential, retail stores, telecommunication businesses, banks and government and state enterprises offices)

32. Beauty salon (only allowed to cut, wash, and set the hair without other customers waiting in the shop)

33. Sports stadium (only sports that do not need multiple players while clubhouse must be closed to prevent people from gathering)

34. Parks (open only for individuals to exercise, such as walking, running, or bicycling while keeping social distancing).

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Re: Covid-19: Only 3 new Covid-19 patients but report awaited on 40
« Reply #134 on: May 03, 2020, 05:02:04 PM »
Only 3 new Covid-19 patients but report awaited on 40 suspected cases in Yala
Thailand had its best day in months battling the Covid-19 with only three new cases over a 24-hour period, and no deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (May 3).

It was the seventh consecutive day of single-digit new cases, since the peak of 188 on March 22.The total number of Covid-19 cases increased to 2,969.

Sunday's was the sixth consecutive day of single-digit new cases.

Of the new cases, two had a history of contact with patients and one got infected from the Narathiwas state quarantine area.

Meanwhile, seven people have fully recovered and returned home, taking the total number of patients under medical care below 200 for the first time in months. Patient recovery percentage is 92.25.

As of May 3, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2,969 -- 176 are under treatment, 2,739 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 54 deaths.

Globally, there have been more than 3.4 million confirmed cases and around 243,000 deaths

Regarding reports that 40 people were found to be infected in Yala, Taweesin said the cases were found during Yala’s proactive testing. He said 311 people were tested of whom 271 were negative and 40 were positive. However, the provincial health officers doubted the positive result because of the high rate of 30 per cent when the average rate is 4-5 per cent. “The cluster finding was good news. However, more data needs to be analysed and all will be retested,” said the spokesman. "After the process, this piece of information will be reported as soon as possible," he added.

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Re: Covid-19: 40 new Covid cases confirmed in Yala
« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2020, 07:41:14 PM »
40 new Covid cases confirmed in Yala
The provincial public health office has confirmed 40 new coronavirus cases after thorough testing among at-risk groups, including those recently returned from neighbouring countries.

Provincial public health chief Songkran Maichum said on Sunday that intense testing since April 20 had uncovered 40 new cases, now confirmed in lab results.

Four new cases were found in Muang, 24 in Yaha, seven in Bannang Satar and five in Raman districts.

Dr Songkran said the new cases would cause some hospitals, including Yaha Hospital, to approach their full capacity.

"The quicker we find them, the better it is for health officials," he told the media, adding that officials will be mobilised to prevent the virus spreading out of control.

People at risk of infection were pilgrims returning from religious activities in Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, those working in Malaysia, attendants of religious events in the province and those returning from other provinces.

The latest discovery will be the highest in the province after it is officially confirmed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said earlier the reports of new infections needed to be verified as some areas posted an unusually high percentage of positive test results.

Dr Taweesilp said the discovery of the large number of new transmissions of the virus showed the effectiveness of thorough testing by officials on the ground. "But accuracy must come first," he added.

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Re: Covid-19: Checkpoints, curfew to be strictly enforced for 28 days
« Reply #136 on: May 03, 2020, 08:22:15 PM »
Checkpoints, curfew to be strictly enforced for 28 days
Stringent enforcement of Covid-19 checkpoints and night curfew will continue for the next 28 days, the chief of the Defence Forces said.

With Thailand starting to ease some lockdown restrictions from Sunday (May 3) after confirmed new cases fell to single digits for a week, authorities reminded people to not let their guard down.

Chief of Defence Forces General Pornpipat Benyasri on Sunday (May 3) expressed his disapproval of the large number of people rushing to travel to other provinces on Friday and the long weekend.

About 3,000 moved out of Phuket after being locked down for a month, as they had lost their jobs because of the shutdown of tourism-related businesses.

People should avoid interprovincial travel unless it is essential, he said.

People are still urged to stay at home and businesses should also allow employees to work from home, he said.

“Businesses which reopen operations must comply with social distancing by limiting the number of customers and requiring everyone to wear face masks. If businesses fail to follow the preventions, they could be asked to shutdown again,” he warned.

The military will support police in enforcing surveillance at checkpoints and curfew compliance.

Although Covid-19 checkpoints nationwide had been reduced to 312 and curfew checkpoints reduced to 690, officers will continue to enforce the rules strictly for the next 28 days in order to prevent the virus from spreading, he said.

Those who travel have to experience inconvenience and have to comply with the quarantine requirements specified by each province, he said.

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Re: Covid-19: Billionaire highlights social contributions
« Reply #137 on: May 04, 2020, 12:15:43 AM »
Billionaire highlights social contributions
Dhanin says millions spent to offset crisis

Thai billionaire and senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) Dhanin Chearavanont has donated over 700 million baht to fund the company's projects to fight the spread of Covid-19 and insisted the company has no plans to lay off staff.

The donation was revealed on Friday in a letter written by Mr Dhanin, who topped Forbes' "Thailand's 50 Richest" 2020 list, to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Mr Dhanin said CP was ready to throw full support behind the government to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and give moral support to the prime minister to overcome the deadly disease.

Furthermore, CP praised medical staff in the country for their sacrifice in helping prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections and assisting those who contracted the disease to recover, Mr Dhanin said in the letter.

"CP and I have already donated over 700 million baht [to fund projects helping vulnerable people affected by Covid-19] and are ready to propose further projects to be carried out in the next phase," he said.

For example, Mr Dhanin said the company has carried out projects to support the work of medical staff and helped vulnerable people and staff affected by the spread of Covid-19.

Of the donated money, the group has set up a CP mask factory worth about 175 million baht to produce face protection to beat shortages, he said, adding the factory has produced and delivered around three million items a month to those who need them for free.

As well as this, Mr Dhanin said CP has donated other protective equipment necessary for the prevention of the disease and test kits for the detection of Covid-19. Both cost around 30 million baht.

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has spent around 200 million baht to provide healthy food to medical staff and people under quarantine in state shelters.

CP All has donated 176.6 million baht in projects provided for those affected by Covid-19 and 77 million baht for 77 hospitals around the country.

True Corporation has spent 120 million baht on a project to give out communication devices to hospitals.

Mr Dhanin said Thailand should set a goal to help lead the recovery of the world's economy after the Covid-19 crisis because the country has prepared.

Mr Dhanin said CP still has more projects in the pipeline. They include water source development, an agriculture scheme to increase farmers' incomes, an online learning project and a project to develop a test kit, research and medicine for fighting Covid-19.

He said the group has retained its staff during the crisis and has created more jobs since March.

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14 interprovincial trains suspended
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has suspended 14 interprovincial trains from Sunday (May 3) until further notice, SRT governor Nirut Maneephan announced. The suspension of services was in compliance with the government’s extension of its Emergency Decree to control the further spread of Covid-19 that includes curtailing the movement of people across provinces, with close monitoring by public health officials.

“The SRT decided to halt interprovincial train services on selected routes to prevent bottlenecking at screening checkpoints,” he said. “We will refund those who had bought tickets.”

The 14 trains suspended are:

Express train No 135 (Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani)

Express train 136 (Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok)

Train 201 (Bangkok-Phitsanulok)

Train 202 (Phitsanulok-Bangkok)

Train 257 (Thonburi-Nam Tok)

Train 258 (Nam Tok-Thonburi)

Local train 415 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai)

Local train 418 (Nong Khai-Nakhon Ratchasima)

Local train 421 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Ubon Ratchathani)

Local train 426 (Ubon Ratchathani-Nakhon Ratchasima)

Local train 439 (Kaeng Khoy-Bua Yai)

Local train 440 (Bua Yai-Kaeng Khoy)

Local train 489 (Khirirat Nikhom-Surat Thani)

Local train 490 (Surat Thani-Khirirat Nikhom).

Passengers can receive a refund at any stations. For more information, contact the SRT call centre via 1690.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand reports 18 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
« Reply #139 on: May 04, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
Thailand reports 18 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

(Reuters) - Thailand’s new coronavirus cases rose to 18 on Monday, after falling to single-digits for the past week, but the country reported no new deaths.

Monday’s report brought the total number of cases to 2,987 since the new virus was detected in Thailand in January, with a total of 54 deaths.

The new cases were migrants who were entering Thailand through an immigration checkpoint in the southern province of Songkhla, which shares a border with Malaysia, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

They were all being quarantined in an immigration detention centre, along with 42 cases found previously on April 25, Taweesin said.

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Re: Covid-19: Covid-19 Daily Briefing: May 4, 2020
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Covid-19 Daily Briefing: May 4, 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House. from the Irish Community Thailand

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Re: Covid-19: Thai government gets high marks for its handling - poll
« Reply #141 on: May 04, 2020, 03:07:25 PM »
Yes i think they have done well & there is probably a reason for the way they do things. i read around the expat forums nothing but complaints, where would any of us prefer to be and accept the way they do things. in a country with high death rates, no thanks, will these moaners leave Thailand if we ever get back to normal - do i need to answer that  ::)

Thai government gets high marks for its handling of coronavirus pandemic

The majority of respondents to an opinion poll support the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the assistance provided to help ease the resulting economic hardships.

The Suan Dusit Poll, of Suan Dusit University, sampled the opinions of 1,801 people between April 27th and 30th.

When asked about the actions taken to control the spread of COVID-19, the survey showed:

    14-day quarantine for foreign arrivals: 94.18% very satisfied.
    Temporary suspension of in-bound flights: 92.55% very satisfied.
    Monitoring people in quarantine by public health volunteers: 89.23% approved.
    Quarantine and stay at home policy: 88.01% approved.
    Screening of high-risk groups: 87.08% approved.
    Lockdown measures: 85.45% approved.
    Curfew: 85.40% approved.
    Work from home measure: 85.01% approved.

On economic measures, the poll results show the following:

    Postponement of tax return filing until end of August: 83.51% approved.
    15,000 baht subsidy for farmers: 81.43% approved.
    Unemployment compensation from social security scheme: 80.86% approved.
    Reduction of employee and employer contributions to Social Security Fund. 79.11% approved.
    Reduction of electricity charges: 79.03% approved.
    Refund of the deposits for electricity meters: 78.89% approved.
    Discount sale of face masks by Blue Flag shops: 75.76% approved.
    Subsidies from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Dignity: 74.10% approved.
    Free internet service for 30 days: 73.00% approved.
    3% discount on utility charges: 70.29% approved.
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Re: Covid-19: update of infections by province
« Reply #142 on: May 04, 2020, 04:56:58 PM »
18 illegal immigrants found to carry Covid-19 in Songkhla

Thailand's Covid-19 count rose sharply over a 24-hour period with 18 people testing positive, ending a week of single-digit new cases.

Cumulative cases rose to 2,987, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Monday (May 4).

All 18 of the new cases were found at the Songkhla Immigration Detention Centre in Songkhla province. The patients are illegal immigrants. An official investigation traced the source of the cluster to an immigration officer working at the Sadao border crossing.

Of the total 2,987 cases, 2,470 have recovered, 193 remain under treatment at hospitals while deaths remain unchanged at 54.

Meanwhile, Taweesin said the 40 suspected new cases in Yala province reported on Sunday turned out to be negative when retested. He said the tests would done again at a Bangkok lab, and the CCSA will report the outcome later.

The spokesman said that a total 227,860 Covid-19 tests had been conducted nationwide as of May 1, 92,840 by private agencies, and 135,020 by government agencies.

He also gave an update of Covid-19 infections by province

Nine provinces have recorded no cases since the start of the outbreak. They are Chainat, Trat, Sing Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Nan, Phichit, Buengkan, Ranong, and Satun.

Thirty-four provinces have recorded no cases in the past 28 days: Phetchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lop Buri, Samut Songkhram, Sa Kaeo, Saraburi, Chiang Rai, Phetchabun, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Tak, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani, Kalasin, Buri Ram, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Sakon Nakhon, Surin, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Amnat Charoen, Udon Thani, and Ubon Ratchathani.

Another thirty-four provinces have detected Covid-19 in the past 28 days: Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachin Buri, Ayutthaya, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Suphanburi, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Loei, Khon Kaen Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Krabi, Chumphon, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang-nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Yala, Songkhla, and Surat Thani.

The spokesman said the government would reimpose restrictions if easing of the lockdown resulted in a daily rise of 14 or more new cases.

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Re: Covid-19: Thai government gets high marks for its handling - poll
« Reply #143 on: May 04, 2020, 06:10:05 PM »
Yes, the btl comments on Bangkok Post are just incredible...so many negative people. 
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Re: Covid-19: Second-stage contagion now a real danger
« Reply #144 on: May 05, 2020, 11:07:05 AM »
Second-stage contagion now a real danger, public health chief warns

Although the absence of new Covid-19 cases in 36 provinces for the past 14 days pointed to success in containing the outbreak, new infections would arise next week, the director of the Division of Communicable Diseases warned on Monday (May 4).

Sopon Iamsirithaworn said that after six types of businesses and activities had been allowed to restart on Sunday (May 3), people would start leaving their homes more often and gathering in large numbers. This would lead to a rise in the number of new Covid-19 cases, he predicted.

The director added that many provinces had assigned officials to test asymptomatic members of the public for Covid-19 infection. Tests were conducted last week at crowded places such as prisons and worker’s shelters across the country, but no traces of the virus were found.

Sopon said officials were now monitoring for signs of a second wave of infections, including a spike in the number of patients with respiratory complaints. They were also checking to ensure people maintained tight hygiene measures to prevent transmission of the virus.

Singapore is among several countries around the world that have suffered a second wave of infections that has brought more cases than the first. It was important to contain the virus before the onset of the rainy season, Sopon added, since Covid-19 may stay active for longer in the cool and humid weather than in the heat of summer.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 05.05.2020
« Reply #145 on: May 05, 2020, 12:40:15 PM »
Thailand Covid-19 Situation 05.05.2020
The Thai Government is providing an English language broadcast on Thailand's COVID-19 situation.
Tuesday, 5th May 2020.

Thailand reports 1 new case and another day of zero deaths which is great news!! Today is the 6th straight day with no fatalities reported.

This raises the total to 2,988 cases since the outbreak began but a total of 54 fatalities sadly. 7 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,747 discharged to date, with 193 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

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Re: Covid-19: Coronavirus impact may last another 9 months
« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2020, 03:43:07 PM »
Coronavirus impact may last another 9 months: Prayut

Thailand may see the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic spread over another nine months, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as disruption from the global crisis drags on tourism and domestic activity.

The country could lose more than 1.3 trillion baht and up to 10 million jobs due to the outbreak, according to estimates from business groups.

"We expect the impact on the economy to last for quite awhile, not only three months, but possibly six or nine months," Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha told a news conference.

"We need to prepare measures to cope with that," he said.

Gen Prayut said he might ask more rich people for cooperation in addressing the economic fall-out from the outbreak, as he did with the country's 20 richest people last month.

The government has introduced economic measures worth billions of dollars to mitigate the impact from the virus, including its latest package worth 1.9 trillion baht that was approved in early April.

The Bank of Thailand has forecast the economy will shrink 5.3% this year, which would be the worst contraction since the Asian currency and debt crisis of 1998.

The country has reported a total of 2,988 infections and 54 deaths since the outbreak emerged in January. The government allowed some businesses to start reopening on Sunday.

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Re: Covid-19: PM threatens return of restrictions
« Reply #147 on: May 06, 2020, 01:04:30 PM »
Booze there are limitations on how many bottles can be sold

PM threatens return of restrictions if Covid-19 prevention measures not observed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on Tuesday (May 5) that both the public and private sectors should strictly apply social-distancing measures once the lockdown is lifted or restrictions will be applied again.

“As for people crowding stores to purchase alcohol, I have complained and issued new controls on the sale of alcoholic beverages. Now there are limitations on how many bottles can be sold and during what hours, so this does not happen again,” the premier said.

He also warned that if people still crowd stores to purchase booze, the government will once again impose a ban.

He also said that customers should spend no more than two hours in shopping malls, so they don’t get crowded and insisted that people’s body temperature should be checked at every entrance.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, one new death
« Reply #148 on: May 06, 2020, 01:27:36 PM »
(Reuters) - Thailand on Wednesday reported one new coronavirus case and one new death, a senior health official said.

The death was of a 69-year-old Australian male who was a hotel manager in the southern province of Phang-nga, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The new case of infection by the coronavirus was of a 27-year-old female patient who had returned from Russia, he said.

Thailand has reported a total of 2,989 cases and 55 fatalities since the outbreak began in January.

There are 173 patients being treated at hospital and a total 2,761 patients have recovered
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Amazing Thailand - public ordered to do press-ups and jumping jacks for not wearing face masks
public health officials at checkpoints ordering people riding motorcycles and driving cars to do 20 press-ups or jumping jacks for not wearing masks. 77kaoded.com

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