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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 06.05.2020
« Reply #150 on: May 06, 2020, 02:30:51 PM »
Thailand Covid-19 Situation 06.05.2020
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Wednesday, 6th May 2020.

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Re: Covid-19: Govt needs longer term post-Covid recovery strategy
« Reply #151 on: May 07, 2020, 11:07:26 AM »
Govt needs longer term post-Covid recovery strategy: Banthoon

The government needs a back-up plan to help people in case the Covid-19 crisis drags on, Kasikornbank chair emeritus Banthoon Lamsam said in an interview with Krungthep Thurakij newspaper.

He said that though the immediate job is to restart the economy, the authorities also need to carefully consider the extent to which restrictions will be eased and how to prevent a second wave of infections.

Banthoon noted that another big challenge is pinpointing the groups of people that are suffering the most from the crisis and finding out how their problems can be solved without using too many resources.

Since the impact is has been huge, the government also needs to think carefully about how long it can continue providing financial support to those affected. He said at this point, some affected people might be thinking that the government will keep launching support measures indefinitely, which is why the state should explain to the public that everything has a limit and schemes can only be introduced up to a certain level.

However, he said, the government must not forget the poor if the situation drags on and the Bt5,000 cash handouts run out. The government also needs to see if it will be able to find new funds for the assistance or if it needs to come up with a new scheme.

Banthoon also suggested that the government set up food banks that are easily accessible. This way, he said, at least people will have food on their plate.

He also said that the government needs to think ahead and work out where it will find extra finances once the planned Bt1 trillion loan has been used up. He said the government is in dire need for a back-up plan, and should call different parties to brainstorm on the issue. He also said that the powers that be should shift from money-based solutions to other options.

Also, the government needs to come up with ideas on how people will earn a living once the outbreak ends and how the country’s competitiveness can be improved.

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Re: Covid-19: More people violating curfew after easing of lockdown
« Reply #152 on: May 07, 2020, 11:16:00 AM »
It is obvious that the lifting of the ban on alcohol sales has caused more people to gather to drink

More people violating curfew after easing of lockdown

The number of people violating the night curfew has risen after the government eased lockdown measures that had been imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in many provinces, an official said.

“In the past 24 hours, officials have reported 104 cases of public gatherings and 699 cases of people leaving their residences after the start of curfew,” Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Wednesday (May 6).

“Some 45 per cent of the violations were to drink alcohol, 20 per cent to gamble and 18 per cent for other reasons. It is obvious that the lifting of the ban on alcohol sales has caused more people to gather to drink.”

The spokesman also added that CCSA officials have performed random checks on 12,996 establishments that were allowed to open. “The majority [12,547 establishments] complied with the Ministry of Public Health’s regulations and maintained social distancing, while 449 operators failed random checks and were ordered to rectify,” he said. “Restaurants are the best at cooperating with the CCSA with 4,403 out of 4,559 passing the random checks.”

The Royal Thai Police Headquarters reported that in the past 24 hours, the provinces with the highest number of curfew violators were: Phuket (55 people), Pathum Thani (54), and Ratchaburi (31).

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand reports 3 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2020, 12:28:54 PM »
Thailand reports 3 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand on Thursday (May 7) reported three new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 2,992, a senior official said.

Of the new cases, two were Thai men who had returned from Kazakhstan and have been in state quarantine, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The third case was a 59-year-old Thai woman in the southern province of Yala, he said.

Thailand has recorded 55 fatalities from the coronavirus since the outbreak began in Januaray. Authorities have been cautiously allowing some businesses to reopen this week after weeks of near-lockdown.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 07.05.2020
« Reply #154 on: May 07, 2020, 12:39:50 PM »
Thailand Covid-19 Situation 07.05.2020
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11 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,772 discharged to date, with 165 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

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Thailand to expand coronavirus testing as new cases dwindle

(Reuters) - Thailand plans to expand coronavirus testing for critical groups as the number of new cases is dwindling into single digits and some business are reopening, a senior official said on Thursday.

The government aims to reach a total of 400,000 tests from the current level of around 230,000, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

“This is about 6,000 tests for every million individual ... and considered a moderate amount globally,” Taweesin said.

Thailand has a population of about 66.5 million and has recorded 2,992 infections since January, with a total of 55 deaths.

The criteria for testing will be expanded to include flu-like symptoms without a fever or the loss of the sense of smell, which will account for 85,000 new tests, he said.

There will also be additional testing for high-risk professions such as medical personnel, screening authorities, migrant workers, public transportation drivers and delivery workers - but not widespread random testing in the population.

“The theory of casting a wide net will not work, but this approach is effective,” Taweesin said.

The number of new cases in Thailand has been declining since April and authorities have said they will consider a second phase for easing of restrictions such as re-opening of businesses next week after allowing smaller businesses to open earlier this month.

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Re: Covid-19: Millions make resubmission for cash handout
« Reply #156 on: May 08, 2020, 12:08:35 AM »
Millions make resubmission for cash handout
Hundreds of people suffering from the Covid-19 impact queued up at the Government Public Relations Department in Bangkok on Thursday (May 7) to resubmit their claim for the government's Bt5,000 monthly cash handout. The government said it wanted to help affected people whose applications were rejected earlier to resubmit their case via website www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com ("We do not leave anyone behind").

 The ministry officials said that 12.8 million applications had been approved for the Bt5,000 payments, which were expected to be paid within the next week. “Over 5 million people have already resubmitted their cases,” the officials said. The officials added that the ministry would allow people to resubmit their case until May 10, while review of eligibility is expected to be completed by May 17.  nationthailand.com
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Re: Covid-19: Strict measures still needed to beat COVID-19: PM
« Reply #157 on: May 08, 2020, 11:48:18 AM »
Strict measures still needed to beat COVID-19: PM

(NNT) - The Prime Minister has thanked the people of all sectors for helping slow the spread of COVID-19, stressing that strict measures must remain in place, even though the current situation is satisfactory.

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has chaired a meeting of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), where he outlined policies for the transitional period as the outbreak situation in Thailand is much improved.

He said proactive and stringent measures are still needed, as well as strict regulation of persons entering and exiting the country over land borders, who must be subject to state quarantine and other disease control measures.

The Prime Minister has ordered government agencies to continue enforcing measures in line with the State of Emergency, asking the CCSA, security agencies, public health agencies, the military, and the police to remain on high alert, and work collectively with local authorities to regulate and monitor actual enforcement of the measures.

He has ordered the CCSA to assess the possible impact of the relaxation of restrictive measures, assist impacted persons, consider proposals from businesses, as well as promoting such measures to the general public.

On the relaxation of restrictive measures, the Prime Minister said related agencies are instructed to address issues which have arisen, such as overcrowding on city train lines, while the Ministry of Public Health is instructed to disclose data regarding testing, on its website and social media pages, to create a better understanding among the general public.

The Prime Minister has urged all sectors to focus on a restoration of confidence, and the balance between aid measures and public health measures, asking them to collectively consider individual steps over the three months ahead.

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Thailand reports eight new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

(Reuters) - Thailand on Friday reported eight new coronavirus cases but no deaths, bringing the total to 3,000 cases and 55 deaths since the outbreak started in January.

Of the new cases, three are from the southern province of Yala where authorities are aggressively testing the population due to high infection rates, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Five other new cases are migrants who have been detained at an immigration detention centre in southern Songkhla province, Taweesin said. The centre has seen 60 other cases in the past two weeks.

Slowing numbers of new cases have prompted Thailand to cautiously allow some businesses this week to reopen after weeks of semi-lockdown.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 08.05.2020
« Reply #159 on: May 08, 2020, 12:45:21 PM »
Thailand Covid-19 Situation 08.05.2020
The Thai Government is providing an English language broadcast on Thailand's COVID-19 situation - Irish Community Thailand

Thailand reports 8 new cases and zero deaths today, this raises the total to 3,000 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 55 fatalities sadly. 12 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,784 discharged to date, with 161 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

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Re: Covid-19 centres to be set up in all provinces
« Reply #160 on: May 09, 2020, 12:17:26 AM »
Covid-19 centres to be set up in all provinces

nterior Ministry permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert ordered all provincial governors on Thursday (May 7) to set up Covid-19 operations centres.

According to the order, the centre will cover different levels of administration, including the provinces, districts, subdistricts, and municipalities.

The administrative chiefs, such as governors and chiefs of district or sub-chiefs, will be assigned as chiefs of each level of the centres. Other officials of each administrative body will be assigned to participate in the centres as well.

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2.4 million people to get Bt5,000 cash handouts next week

The Ministry of Finance expects to disburse the Bt5,000 handouts to the 2.4 million approved registrants who were yet to receive the cash assistance by next week, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, secretary to the finance minister, said on Friday May 8.

“As of yesterday, the ministry had disbursed money for the first month to 11 million people, while the rest should get their handouts next week,” he said.

The “Rao Mai Thing Gun” (“We Do Not Leave Anyone Behind”) campaign gives eligible citizens whose livelihoods have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis Bt5,000 a month for three months. To be eligible, candidates must be Thai nationals aged over 18 and self-employed, freelance or non-permanent employees who are not insured under social security.

“The registrations of some 1.7 million people had not been completed yet due to missing evidence or information. We have set up booths at the Department of Public Relations in Soi Aree Samphan in Bangkok’s Phya Thai district since early this week to let people submit additional documents. The booths will stay open daily until May 15.”

Thanakorn added that the ministry had also prepared 1,000 meals a day as well as cloth face masks, drinking water and alcohol gels for people who came down to the Department of Public Relations. “People in other provinces can submit additional evidence to make their case at Damrong Dhama Centre, an agency under the Ministry of the Interior, in their respective provinces,” he said.

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Re: Covid-19: PM confirms May 17 timeline for easing lockdown
« Reply #162 on: May 09, 2020, 12:26:15 AM »
PM confirms May 17 timeline for easing lockdown

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday May 8 confirmed that the government was eyeing a move to the second phase of eased lockdown restrictions on May 17.

His remark came a day after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration revealed a National Security Council timeline earmarking May 17 as the date to launch the second phase of lockdown easing.

Prayut asked the public to be patient with the situation, saying that the government was doing its best to tackle the problem with the budget available.

The planned further easing of restrictions on May 17 combined with the first phase of relaxation of measures may generate daily public spending of Bt6 billion to Bt8 billion, estimates the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting.

Thanawat Phonvichai, the university’s president, said the lockdown in response to the Covid-19 outbreak had brought consumer spending down by Bt10 billion daily, though the first round of easing measures on May 3 brought Bt2 billion to Bt3 billion back into daily circulation.

The centre estimates that the second phase of easing will generate spending of between Bt4 billion to Bt5 billion daily, which added to the money brought in circulation from the first round, will see consumer spending of up to Bt8 billion daily.

The centre has also forecast Thailand’s economic growth this year at -3.5 percent to -5 percent, though believes growth may enter positive territory if the tourism sector recovers in the fourth quarter.

Thanawat added that according to the university’s survey, the Consumer Confidence Index in April was 47.2, the lowest in nearly 22 years, reflecting people’s concern that the country will be hit with recession in the wake of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday May 8 that he will have a plan on strengthening community-level economy ready for Cabinet consideration next week.

He said this plan aims to revive the economy in the Covid-19 fallout, adding that the criterion for the spending will come out later this month and funds will be injected into the economy in June.

The minister also called on all state agencies to join forces to help steer the country out of the crisis.

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Re: Covid-19: 18 months of pandemic pain ahead
« Reply #163 on: May 09, 2020, 10:36:18 AM »
18 months of pandemic pain ahead, warns govt panel

Thailand must plan for another 12 to 18 months of serious impacts from Covid-19, a government advisory panel investigating the pandemic’s consequences has concluded.

After assessing Public Health Ministry data, the advisory committee on the social and economic impacts of the pandemic agreed the outbreak will have serious long-term consequences for health, the economy and society.

As such, a plan was needed to handle the impacts of Covid-19 up until December 2021, committee chief Prof Dr Jaras Suwanwayla told the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), the government’s thinktank.

Jaras said that aside from government remedial measures, help and cooperation from both the private and civil sectors was required to overcome the effects of the virus crisis.

His committee is currently gathering information to draw up the plan, which will be proposed to the government as a matter of urgency within three months. The advisory panel will hear from the Public Health Ministry on Monday (May 11).

The panel was set up on the Prime Minister’s orders on April 30.

Dr Jaras also admitted he was concerned about the scheduled reopening of malls and other outlets on May 17 as part of gradual easing of the lockdown. He said the reopening was unavoidable but had to proceed with extreme caution to avoid sparking a second-phase outbreak that could swamp the health system with a new wave of cases. He noted examples in many countries where the Covid-19 mortality rate is as high as 10-20 percent.

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Re: Covid-19: WHO expert: novel coronavirus origins linked to bats
« Reply #164 on: May 09, 2020, 10:42:38 AM »
WHO expert: novel coronavirus origins linked to bats

The novel coronavirus belongs to a group of viruses that are found in bats, an expert from the World Health Organization said at a press briefing amid international debate on the origins of the disease.

Peter Ben Embarek, a WHO scientist who studies animal-to-human transmission of diseases, said that there is evidence that cats and other felines are susceptible to the disease. He said it is important to establish which animals can get infected in order to monitor potential reservoirs for the virus.

Embarek said it is safe to say that a traditional food market in Wuhan played some role in the spread of the disease, though the WHO is yet to determine the source of the disease or which exact animal species it came from initially.

He said that the novel coronavirus finds its origins in animals, much in the same way that previous outbreaks of diseases, including SARS, MERS and types of bird and swine flu,began through close contact between humans and other species. Embarek was speaking at aUN news conference on Friday, amid ongoing discussions around the globe about the origins of the novel coronavirus.

Some politicians in the United States and elsewhere have promoted the theory that the novel coronavirus was engineered or manipulated by scientists in a laboratory setting.

"The origin is not unique, we have seen several of these events," Embarek said. "It is not unusual to have these events but of course this one is totally unique in the scale and size of how it has impacted public health and our daily life in recent months."

Embarek said further research needs to be done to uncover the precise source of the disease. He said that while the food market in Wuhan played a role in the spread of the disease, the WHO does not know if the virus first infected humans at the market, or if the spread of infection was amplified there. They also do not know if an animal was the first to spread the virus at the market, or if an infected person arrived at the market and transmitted it to other people.

Embarek said that it is vital that sanitary standards are improved at traditional food markets, which act as a source of fresh produce for millions around the world.

"Food markets are often overcrowded, in poor condition, and maintaining hygiene and food safety is difficult, so it's not surprising that these events happen," he said. "It is therefore critically important that we pay more attention and give more resources to improving traditional food markets."

He said that more research needs to be done to establish what animal species are susceptible to COVID-19 infection. This is because some species could act as reservoirs for the virus, and potentially trigger future outbreaks.

Cats are known to be susceptible to infection and can pass on infection to each other. Embarek said there is some evidence that dogs are also susceptible, but to a much lesser extent. He said that pigs and poultry are not known to carry the virus. More work needs to be done to establish susceptibility in other farm animals.

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Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

(Reuters) - Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday, bringing the total to 3,004 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January.

A 68-year-old man from Bangkok died, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Of the new cases, two are from the southern province of Yala, where the authorities are aggressively testing people due to high infection rates. One was linked with previous cases and one had a risk history from public places, he said.

Slowing numbers of new cases have prompted Thailand to cautiously allow some businesses to reopen after weeks of semi-lockdown.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 09.05.2020
« Reply #166 on: May 09, 2020, 12:53:15 PM »
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3 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,787 discharged to date, with 161 patients currently in hospital with the disease

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Re: Covid-19: 29 Thais attempted to sneak over the border arrested
« Reply #167 on: May 10, 2020, 11:05:37 AM »
well there's one way infections could increase - i wonder how many never got caught - 18 men and 11 women rode through forests on 15 motorcycles to avoid immigration checks. All were sent to a state quarantine facility.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 10.05.2020
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Thailand reports 5 new cases and zero deaths today, this raises the total to 3,009 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 56 fatalities sadly. 7 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,794 discharged to date, with 159 patients currently in hospital with the disease. Of the new cases reported on Sunday, two were linked to previous cases and three had travelled abroad.

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Re: Covid-19: gamechanger in the Covid-19 fight?
« Reply #169 on: May 11, 2020, 12:18:26 AM »
Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight  full article bangkokpost.com
Could a new type of ultraviolet lamp be used in stations, airplanes and schools to kill dangerous viruses, becoming a gamechanger in the Covid-19 fight?

Researchers at Columbia University have been working on such uses for years, and the current pandemic could confirm the value of their efforts.

UVC lamps have long been used to kill bacteria, viruses and moulds, notably in hospitals and in the food-processing industry. As the coronavirus pandemic knocks world economies on their heels, this technology is experiencing a boom.

But UVC (for Ultraviolet-C) rays are dangerous, causing skin cancer and eye problems, and can be used only when no one is present.

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Thailand reports six new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

(Reuters) - Thailand reported six new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing its total to 3,015 cases since the outbreak began in January.

The new cases were all in Thailand’s southern provinces, including four on the tourist island of Phuket and one each in Narathiwat and Yala provinces, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 11.05.2020
« Reply #171 on: May 11, 2020, 12:46:06 PM »
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2 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,796 discharged to date, with 163 patients currently in hospital with the disease

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Lets hope Thailand is winning the battle as - Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, revealed that more than half of provinces in Thailand have not reported a new COVID-19 case for 28 consecutive days.

The 46 provinces that reported no new cases are:

Kanchanaburi Kalasin Chanthaburi Chachoengsao Chaiyaphum Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Trang Tak Nakhon Nayok Nakhon Phanom
Nakhon Sawan Buri Ram Prachuap Khiri Khan Phayao Phatthalung Phitsanulok Phetchaburi Phetchabun spread Maha Sarakham Mukdahan
Mae Hong Son Yasothon Roi Et Rayong Ratchaburi Lop Buri Lampang Lamphun Si Sa Ket Sakon Nakhon Samut Songkhram Samut Sakhon
Sa Kaeo Saraburi Sukhothai Surat Thani Nong Khai Nong Bua Lam Phu Amnat Charoen Udon Thani Uttaradit Uthai Thani Ubon Ratchathani

there are still 10 provinces which have not reported a single case of COVID-19. These are:

Kamphaeng Phet Phichit Chai Nat Ranong Trat Sing Buri Nan Ang Thong Bueng Kan Satun

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 12.05.2020
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Thailand reports 2 new cases and zero deaths today, this raises the total to 3,017 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 56 fatalities sadly. 2 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,798 discharged to date, with 163 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

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Re: Covid-19: relaxed measures may cause 2nd wave
« Reply #174 on: May 13, 2020, 12:01:46 PM »
CCSA worries that relaxed measures may cause 2nd wave of infection

(NNT) - The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has admitted that there are concerns about the possibility of a second wave of a COVID-19 viral outbreak. However the authority has resolved to do its best.

Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, as CCSA spokesperson expressed the CCSA’s concerns about a further relaxation of measures that may lead to a second outbreak. The spokesperson said today the authority has been evaluating collected information and surveys since the first phase of relaxation, and assured the public that the CCSA will work with care to prevent renewed infections in the future.

As for the second phase of relaxed measures, a misunderstanding has been identified concerning television program production that could be limited to five people in total. The spokesperson said it was only a draft that will need to be addressed. The public sector can send advice to CCSA.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand reports ZERO new COVID-19 cases
« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2020, 12:16:00 PM »
 :thankyou   Zero new Covid-19 cases, for the first time in months   :thankyou

There were no new cases of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, or any deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (May 13), marking one of the best days for Thailand since the outbreak of the pandemic.

“This is the first time that there have been no new cases since we started the daily Covid-19 reports,” he said.

It is the best result, thanks to cooperation from the people, but we should not get complacent; we still have to be vigilant," he warned.

Cumulative number of Covid-19 patients remains 3,017 as of Wednesday, of whom 2,844 have recovered and been discharged, 117 remain at hospitals for treatment, while the death toll remains at 56.

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Re: Covid-19: Thailand Covid-19 Situation 13.05.2020
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zero new cases and zero deaths today. The total stands at 3,017 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 56 fatalities sadly.
46 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,844 discharged to date, with 117 patients currently in hospital with the disease.

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PM thanks Thais for making zero new infections today a reality

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the Thai people for their collective efforts in making it possible for Thailand to achieve no new COVID-19 infections today.

In the meantime, he urged everyone to continue to be disciplined and to adhere strictly to all the measures imposed to prevent the spread of the disease.

He said that he is concerned about the safety of everyone and asked them not to lower their guard and continue to wear face masks outdoors, observe social distancing and regularly wash their hands with soap or sanitizer.

The Prime Minister visited Rakangkositaram Temple today, to pay respects to the abbot and to statues of late revered monks, and to visit a kitchen in the temple.

The Prime Minister also said that he is proud that several people have come forward to help their fellow countrymen, suffering from economic hardships, by donating to food banks, which are sprouting up in many provinces.

He, however, criticized those seen scrambling for food at several such places, without sharing with other needy people.

Meanwhile, Mr. Narong Song-arom, director of the National Office of Buddhism, said today that the Supreme Patriarch has ordered his office and temples, which are financially stable, to set up kitchens to offer cooked food to the needy.

Currently, 914 kitchens have been set up in temples and they have been able to feed about 274,000 people a day, said Mr. Narong, adding that similar kitchens have been set up at Thai temples abroad.

It is reported that some temples are considering opening drive-through kitchens or mobile kitchens in poor communities.

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One new case and zero deaths today reported. The total stands at 3,018 cases since the outbreak began and a total of 56 fatalities sadly.
6 more have recovered in the last 24 hours making a total of 2,850 discharged to date, with 112 patients currently in hospital with the disease

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bit more info on the 'Thai Chana'
New anti-Covid phone app for use when entering shops

The government will launch a new mobile phone app to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen with the easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday that shop owners would register online for a QR code that would be placed in front of their shop.

Customers would use their mobile phone to scan the code as they enter and leave the premises.

"The 'Thai Chana' application will tell customers if their targeted shop, such as a barber, is still vacant enough to welcome them," Dr Taweesilp said.

"Shopping centres will use the application when they open their rest areas, in addition to their already opened supermarkets and electrical appliance sales."

Dr Taweesilp said the Thai Chana app would serve 70-80% of people based on the number of mobile phone users, who account for 70-80% of Thailand's population.

"Young children and elderly people who do not use mobile phones will be able to use manual registration," he said.

The app would facilitate the government's attempts to quickly track people infected with Covid-19 and those in close contact with them. Its effectiveness would lead to the further reopening of businesses and activities, he said.

Dr Polawat Witoolkollachit, inspector-general of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, said the new app would be launched on Friday afternoon, along with details of how to register. All kinds of shops could use it, including street vendors.

He said customers could also use the app to tell the government if the shops they visited followed Covid-19 control measures.

He said customers' privacy would be protected. Only the Disease Control Department would have access to customers' information, and only for the sake of disease control.

"The system will help prevent a second wave of Covid-19. Those who come in close contact with infected people at shops will be called in for testing.

"With this system, a call will go out only to the mobile phones of customers who visited the shop in the same hour as the infected person. Previously, the call for testing went to all visitors to the premises that day," Dr Polawat said.

No details have yet been released on how customers would download the app to their phones, and what personal information they would expose.

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