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Started by thaiga, March 24, 2020, 08:38:19 PM

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thaiga

Thailand situation 14 january 2021
- Total confirmed: 11,262 (+271)
- Recovered: 7,660 (+717)
- Active cases: 3,533
- Deaths: 69 (+2)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 14 january 2021
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

video link           https://www.facebook.com/thailandprd/videos

Thai language  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq76tzWN6AM    English skip to 36:30
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

An extra fee coming into the country, there is already a 700 baht departure tax in with the ticket price, so another 300 bht from each international visitor, a round figure of 1,000.

Tourism fee to help insure foreigners visiting the kingdom
The National Tourism Policy Committee has approved the proposed guidelines for the collection of a 300-baht tourism fee from each international visitor for the management of local tourist destinations.

The money will also be used to provide insurance benefits to international tourists visiting the country.

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said each foreign visitor will be charged US$10 (300 baht) per visit. The details of the fee collection will be announced in the Royal Gazette once the policy has taken effect.

According to Mr Phiphat, Thailand expects to receive some 10 million visitors this year.

He said the merit of the 300-baht tourism fee is that foreign tourists who fall sick or are injured will be taken care of and given adequate medical care.

The ministry will have to discuss the details with the Finance Ministry and the Office of Insurance Commission.

Of the 300-baht fee, 34 baht is expected to be used for the insurance coverage, Mr Phiphat said.

The fee collection is in line with the revised National Tourism Policy Act, which authorises the ministry to impose a tourism fee for use in developing local destinations and providing insurance coverage to foreign tourists.

Tourism permanent secretary Chote Trachu on Thursday said the fee collection was initially due to begin last year, but it was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the National Tourism Policy Committee has assessed the situation and agreed the tourism fee collection should go ahead this year.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the country had been forecast to close last year with merely 6.7 million international tourists -- not much more than the number prior to last year's outbreak of Covid-19 -- despite government attempts to activate entry schemes for foreigners via Special Tourist Visas (STVs).

With a second wave of outbreaks gripping many countries around the world, particularly during the winter months, triggering new rounds of lockdowns, Thailand is expected to wait longer -- until the second half of this year -- to see more visitors file back into the kingdom and revive the ailing industry.

While the TAT previously predicted the domestic market would reach 100 million trips last year, the recent spike in local cases led the agency to revise down the target to 95 million trips, a result of the partial lockdowns in some provinces.

bangkokpost.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation 15 january 2021
- Total confirmed: 11,450 (+188)
- Recovered: 8,288 (+628)
- Active cases: 3,093
- Deaths: 69 (+0)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 15 january 2021
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

video link           https://www.facebook.com/thailandprd/videos

Thai language  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Lh18W2IIk    English skip to 29:20
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Johnnie F.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported 59 new cases and one death in the past 24 hours, including eight asymptomatic people who flew in from abroad.

(...)

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 12,653. Of these, 10,343 contracted the virus domestically, including 4,130 who were found via proactive testing, and 2,310 are returnees. So far, 9,621 have recovered and been discharged, 2,961 patients are still in hospital and the death toll has increased to 71.

The Nation Thailand

Johnnie F.

Thailand on Sunday recorded 198 new coronavirus cases, 118 of them local transmissions, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13,500. One new death was reported, raising the accumulated toll to 73.

article at Bangkok Post

Johnnie F.

Thailand logs record-high 959 Covid cases Tuesday

Total includes 914 in Samut Sakhon announced Monday evening


Thailand recorded 959 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday -- including the 914 infections in Samut Sakhon announced on Monday evening -- for an accumulated total of 14,646 since the start of the pandemic. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 75.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the high number of new cases resulted from intensified active case-finding in communities, which found 848 infections over the past 24 hours.

Of that number, 844 were in Samut Sakhon province -- 760 migrant workers and 84 Thais – along with four Thais in Bangkok.

New cases confirmed at hospitals numbered 89, including 70 in Samut Sakhon and 17 in Bangkok.

The 22 new imported cases were quarantined arrivals from Indonesia (1), India (2), Myanmar (3), Sudan (2), Pakistan (1), the United Kingdom (6), Nepal (1), China (1), the United States (3), Denmark (1) and Russia (1).

Of the 14,646 total cases, 10,892 (74.37%) recovered --  including 230 discharged over the past 24 hours -- and 3,679 were receiving treatment. The death toll remained unchanged at 75.

The total number of local cases since the new wave began on Dec 15 last year reached five digits over the past 24 hours at 10,409, Dr Taweesilp said.

Bangkok Post

Johnnie F.

As cases fall the government plans to ease restrictions except in Samut Sakon, wher the indection rate remains high. They'll decide about that tomorrow, Bangkok Post reports.

Johnnie F.

Aren't we lucky to have come to Thailand long before this pandemic? Who would choose to come now with almost everything locked down?

"The Kingdom of Thailand has been ranked as the fourth country in the world that has most effectively handled the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis released by independent Australian think tank the Lowy Institute,

The Covid Performance Index: Deconstructing Pandemic Responses, ranked New Zealand at the top of the list, followed by Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, and Cyprus."

Article at Thaienquirer.com

Johnnie F.

Covid-control restrictions eased from Monday

Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed in most areas, allowing some closed businesses and activities to resume on Monday, but substantial controls remain in place throughout red-zoned provinces in the greater Bangkok cluster.

Details at Bangkok Post

Johnnie F.

While in Samut Sakon they still find hundreds of newly infected each day...

Chiang Mai greenlights reopening of pubs, bars as no infections in 19 days[/b]

Good for the owners, but how many customers will dare visit them. How many will have learned that fun doesn't depend upon hanging around a bar, that fun can also be had without such risks as Covid?

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