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Thailand situation, 15 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,665 (+13)
- Recovered: 3,463 (+6)
- Active cases: 143
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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Thailand situation, 16 October 2020
⁃Total confirmed: 3,669 (+4)
⁃Recovered: 3,467 (+4)
⁃Active cases: 143
⁃Deaths: 59 (+0)
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Both groups will stay in Thailand for 30 days and will spend the first 14 days in Quarantine  :-[ (TAT) would find activities to keep them occupied.
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First STV arrivals due next week from China
Two groups of Chinese tourists with Special Tourist Visas (STV) will arrive in Thailand on Oct 20 and 26, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has confirmed.

The first group of 120 STV foreign visitors will depart from China's southern province of Guangzhou and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport next Tuesday.

The other group, with 120 people, will also come from Guangzhou.

This group had planned to go to Phuket on Oct 8 but that trip was postponed because the island's authorities were holding their annual vegetarian festival at the time and were concerned they might not have time to deal with the Chinese visitors' arrivals, said Mr Phiphat.

Both groups will stay in Thailand for 30 days and will spend the first 14 days in Alternative State Quarantine or Alternative Local State Quarantine facilities in accordance with public health measures.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would find activities to keep them occupied while they are quarantined in their hotels, the minister said. These first STV visitors could pave the way for a gradual reopening of Thailand's borders and the further easing of lockdown measures, he said.

The next phase of tourism reopening could see the time quarantined inside hotel rooms halved to seven days. This might see visitors allowed to spend the next seven days outside their rooms but not outside their hotels

full article thephuketnews.com
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thaiga

CCSA clears 500 Elite Card members
Over 50 in programme have already arrived

About 500 Thailand Elite Card members have been approved by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to visit the country, according to Thailand Privilege Card Co (TPC).

Of the total, 52 card holders, mostly from Germany and Britain, have already entered the country, said Somchai Soongswang, president of TPC, a state-owned enterprise that operates the Thailand Elite Card programme under the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

In August and September, the company received 900 new membership applications a month from foreign investors and entrepreneurs, compared with 400 a month before the pandemic.

The TPC will work closely with the Foreign Ministry to ease the process of acquiring the Certificate of Entry (COE) for the remaining members who express an intention to enter.

This group of foreigners has an average spending of US$100 per person per day and can boost the national economy, Mr Somchai said.

He said the ongoing political situation is unlikely to harm the confidence of Thailand Elite Card members.

Meanwhile, the two new measures under the Elite Flexible Program aiming to drive at least $1 million in investment from each member will be effective for the short term or about two years after the scheme launches in January 2021.

Selling at least 1,000 cards under the programme is a reachable goal and can compliment the fiscal year target, which was set at 2,500 memberships, Mr Somchai said.

During fiscal 2020, which ended in September, the TPC took in 1.6 billion baht, up 26.7%.

There were 2,674 new members added, up 24.8% year-on-year, thanks to the outstanding performance in September and October.

Mr Somchai said the company had a yearly net profit of more than 200 million baht.

"The company wishes to rebound from a cumulative loss of 555 million baht [as of Sept 30, 2019] within the next two years," he said.

As of Sept 30, the number of Thailand Elite Card holders was 11,132. Most come from China, Japan, South Korea, Britain and the US.

Markets with the highest growth rate in the fiscal year were China (up 52%), followed by the US and Germany (44% each), France (31%) and Britain (29%).

Elite Easy Access, which costs 500,000 baht and features a five-year multiple-entry visa, is the most popular membership package, accounting for 61% of membership.

TPC recently introduced a new type of card, Elite Maxima Health, offering a five-year membership plan to foreigners. The card worth 1.5 million baht was launched on Oct 1.

Members of this category will receive health and wellness privileges, including annual medical check-ups, access to local and overseas hospitals, 5 million baht in health insurance coverage per year and spa treatments.

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thaiga

Two Thai media outlets are reporting a husband and wife, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mae Sot
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a husband and wife, found infected with COVID-19 in Mae Sot, Tak province.
The two were in contact with infected truck drivers reported earlier.

More updates to come.





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Quote from: thaiga on October 17, 2020, 01:11:43 AM
Two Thai media outlets are reporting a husband and wife, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mae Sot
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a husband and wife, found infected with COVID-19 in Mae Sot, Tak province.
The two were in contact with infected truck drivers reported earlier.

More updates to come.
Tak Covid-19 cases are Myanmar couple, ministry clarifies
The government has clarified that two Covid-19 cases in Tak province were Myanmar nationals.

Rumours have been circulating in social media since Friday that two Thai nationals were found to have contracted Covid-19 in Tak's Mae Sot district, which shares a border with Myanmar.

Thanitphol Chaiyanan, adviser to Deputy Public Health Minister Satit Pitutecha, said that the two patients are in fact of Myanmar nationals.

"There was a miscommunication in reporting the cases, which has resulted in people misunderstanding that the patients were Thais," he said. "The Public Health Ministry has confirmed that they are both Myanmar nationals."

Thanitphol added that the patients were a married couple who had been living in Thailand for several years and had a son who now works at the Mae Sot--Myawaddy product transport checkpoint. Officials suspect that they contracted the virus from there.

"They recently tested positive for Covid-19, but have shown no symptoms so far. They are both being treated at Mae Sot Hospital," he said. "Officials are making sure that their treatment is following the public health standards to prevent an outbreak among local communities."

Thanitphol added that on Sunday, Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul would visit Tak province to monitor the situation on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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Thailand situation, 17 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,679 (+10)
- Recovered: 3,478 (+11)
- Active cases: 142
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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thaiga

Tak closes crossing after Covid test find
Myanmar nationals now in quarantine
The northern province of Tak on Saturday sealed its border shared with Myanmar's Myawaddy after three more Myanmar nationals in Mae Sot border district tested positive for the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

That prompted the Myanmar town to close its immigration checkpoint on the opposite side of Mae Sot's immigration checkpoint as well, a source said.

The border shutdown was one of a number of stricter Covid-19 prevention measures imposed on the border district after the three were found to have the virus in an initial round of Covid-19 tests, Tak governor Phongrat Phiromrat said.

They are a daughter, a niece and nephew of a Myanmar couple who tested positive for the virus earlier last week, he said.

Results of a repeat Covid-19 test on the three cases still are pending, said the Department of Disease Control.

The department's chief, Opas Karnkawinpong, said results of the repeat test are required before the infections can be confirmed. Positive results of their first Covid-19 tests were known on Friday, he said.

The 53-year-old Myanmar woman and her husband, 63, who lived in Mae Sot district, tested positive on Tuesday, but showed no symptoms, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The five asymptomatic Covid-19 patients are receiving treatment at Mae Sot Hospital, Dr Opas said.

The infected daughter, niece and nephew are among five people who are either family members of the infected couple or relatives who were in close contact with them before they tested positive, Mr Phongrat said.

Four other people treated also as the couple's close contacts are Myanmar migrants visiting a mosque called Madina, Dr Opas said, adding the nine were being quarantined by the time the three tested positive for the virus.

Local authorities have since put two communities, Thung Thong and Madina Mosque, linked with these five new Covid-19 cases under strict disease control, the governor said.

The couple was found to have the virus in screening Covid-19 tests carried out previously in several communities of Mae Sot after two drivers and one Myanmar worker at one warehouse tested positive on Oct 9 and 10 respectively, he said.

It is believed the two were infected by either their son who had returned from Rangoon or relatives who are border vendors, according to another source.

The department's fast-deployment teams are still screening residents in areas linked with the infected couple's activities, including some markets and the mosque, Dr Opas said.

About 55 people in this low-risk group were told to closely motor their health instead of being required to undergo Covid-19 quarantine, Dr Opas said.

More Covid-19 tests had already been conducted among 61 people attending a religious ceremony at the mosque, none of which was infected, he said.

In another development, 39 Thais released from detention in Malaysia have been sent home through Sadao border checkpoint. They went through Covid-19 examinations and entered 14-day local quarantine venues near the border.

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thaiga

Thailand situation, 18 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,686 (+7)
- Recovered: 3,481 (+3)
- Active cases: 146
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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Thailand situation, 19 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,691 (+5)
- Recovered: 3,488 (+7)
- Active cases: 144
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
credit @ thaimoph
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really  ::)
Tourism and Sports Ministry expects 400 foreign visitors in early November
(NNT) - The Minister of Tourism and Sports expects that there will be approximately 400 foreign visitors in early November and expressed his belief that the Bangkok protest situation will not affect their confidence.

Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said the Special Tourist VISA lasts 90 days and can be renewed twice. Each renewal is for 90 days. Foreign visitors must undergo a 14-day quarantine or strictly comply with prescribed guidelines against COVID-19 before undertaking travel.

On October 20, a group of Chinese nationals with special tourist visas (STV) will be the first foreign tourists allowed into Thailand on a chartered flight under a conditional entry scheme for selected groups of foreigners endorsed by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Another group will arrive in Phuket on October 26 and more groups will gradually arrive. It is expected that by November 2nd, there will be approximately 400 foreign tourists newly arrived in Thailand. He expressed his confidence that the recent student demonstrations won't affect the confidence of foreigners because tourists understand that Thailand does not tolerate violence.

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The current mandatory quarantine will be replaced by...this might be the answer

Thailand Seeks Travel Bubble Pact With China to Spur Tourism
Thailand is in talks with China to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor by January to rescue its ailing tourism industry.

The agreement with Beijing will be subject to the success of a limited reopening of the Thai tourism industry to foreign travelers this month, according to Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. China, which accounted for more than a quarter of Thailand's tourist arrivals before the pandemic, will be the first low-risk country the Southeast Asian nation will sign up for quarantine-free travel, he said.

The current mandatory quarantine will be replaced by coronavirus testing and a mobile tracking application for the Chinese visitors if the return of foreign tourists does not lead to fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, Phiphat said. About 11 million Chinese holidaymakers visited Thailand in 2019, netting the country about US$17 billion, official data show.

Thailand has struggled in its efforts to reopen its borders to tourists due to opposition from a section of the local industry and concern among the public that the government is ill-prepared to deal with a second wave of infections. But a pact with China may open the door for similar travel agreements with countries such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Phiphat said.

"It can be a very happy new year as Thailand's travel high season is the perfect time to allow people into the country," Phiphat said in an interview in Bangkok on Thursday. "Most Chinese visitors come to Thailand for a week, so being quarantined would not be worth the trip for many."

full article chinadailyhk.com

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Thailand situation, 20 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,700 (+9)
- Recovered: 3,491 (+3)
- Active cases: 150
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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thaiga

Thailand to welcome its first group of STV tourists today
The first group of 41 tourists travelling on the Special Tourist Visa (STV) from Shanghai will land in Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday at 5pm, a second group of 100 people from Guangzhou will fly in on October 26 and another group will be flown in from Shanghai on October 28.

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said on Tuesday that flights for future STV tourist groups from Europe are still considering which airport they will land in, as it may depend on where the tourists have booked their 14-day mandatory quarantine.

"I confirm that all foreigners who are arriving will have strictly complied with health measures. They will undergo the 14-day quarantine in alterative state facilities, and if they are clear of infection, they will be allowed to travel around the country. However, each tourist will be required to have a tracker app. Most of them, so far, have expressed a desire to travel to the beaches once their quarantine is complete," Yuthasak said.

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Thailand situation, 21 October 2020
⁃Total confirmed: 3,709 (+9)
⁃Recovered: 3,495 (+4)
⁃Active cases: 155
⁃Deaths: 59 (+0)
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thaiga

TAT says country's reopening must proceed with small steps
Thailand must start its reopening plan slowly after the first Chinese tourists under the special tourist visa (STV) scheme arrived on Tuesday, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the first arrivals may not be in large numbers, but their example will show the readiness of the public health system in Thailand. He acknowledged that during the first phase of reopening, the monthly figure is limited to 1,200 people -- a far cry from the monthly average of 3 million tourists before the coronavirus outbreak.  full article bangkokpost.com
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hope they haven't lost 2 ::)
Quote from: thaiga on October 20, 2020, 05:04:37 PM
Thailand to welcome its first group of STV tourists today
The first group of 41 tourists travelling on the Special Tourist Visa (STV) from Shanghai will land in Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday at 5pm, a second group of 100 people from Guangzhou will fly in on October 26 and another group will be flown in from Shanghai on October 28.
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Quarantine for tourists could be reduced to 10 days – or even none: Anutin
The Public Health Ministry aims to reduce quarantine for tourists to 10 days.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced the target on Wednesday, as Thailand received its first foreign tourists since closing the country in March.

The batch of 39 tourists from Shanghai were tested for Covid-19 before arriving in Bangkok and would undergo the full 14-day quarantine under current rules, said Anutin.

He added that progress was being made to reduce the quarantine period while guaranteeing safety so that tourists gradually returned.

"The truth is, the Public Health Ministry is ready for the change but other relevant agencies still have requested time to adjust. So we have to wait and work together.

"The Department of Disease Control proposed reducing quarantine to 10 days to begin with," Anutin said.

"I have said that if we are confident, we do not have to be afraid since the goal is finding the safest period for quarantine. If we find a good method, it may be reduced to five, four, three days or even none."

However, Anutin said he was opposed to lifting all entry restrictions, a move taken by some countries in Europe, where Covid-19 cases have begun to surge again. He said quarantine was still effective and had achieved great results over the last 5-6 months, adding that Thailand still needs to focus on halting the disease at its borders, especially in Mae Sot district, Tak province.

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Thailand situation, 22 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,719 (+10)
- Recovered: 3,514 (+19)
- Active cases: 146
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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Vacationers on cruise ships will be allowed to disembark in Thailand, CCSA says
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday resolved to allow foreigners to disembark luxury cruise liners that drop anchor in Thailand, the centre's spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has said some 60 boats carrying 650 foreigners have asked for permission to enter the country. They are expected to generate revenue of up to Bt2.1 billion.

The travellers will have to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine and be tested for the virus three times. If they test negative, then they will be allowed to travel across Thailand.

CCSA is set to formally discuss the reduction of the quarantine period next week. It also decided on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency put in place nationwide to curb Covid-19 infections by another month to the end of November.

The centre will propose its resolution to the Cabinet on October 27, he added

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First batch of tourists Covid-free
More arrivals from China due this month
The result of the first Covid-19 test on arrival for 39 Chinese tourists who travelled using the special tourist visa reported no positive cases.

Another two groups from China are scheduled to arrive on Oct 26 and Oct 28, while Scandinavian travellers queue up for November, said Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister.

He said the ministry has not received additional inbound requests from other countries.

The ministry plans to consider the consequences from the first stage of reopening.

If a new flow of tourists arrive without any positive cases, the government is ready to implement a more relaxed quarantine, but this requires approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration first, said Mr Phiphat.

"Europe now faces a second wave," he said. "The Tourism and Sports and Foreign ministries will allow tourists from low-risk cities with zero new cases for more than 30 days."

The Tourism and Sports Ministry reported tourism receipts in the first nine months were 655 billion baht, down 70.6% from the same period last year, or a decrease of 1.57 trillion baht.

The number of international arrivals dropped 77.3% year-on-year, as the figure remained at 6.69 million for six consecutive months from April to September.

International revenue was stagnant at 332 billion baht, down 77% or 1.1 trillion baht shy of the same period last year.

Meanwhile, domestic tourism from January to September totalled 52.7 million trips, a plunge of 54.7%. Local tourism contributed 323 billion baht to the economy, down 59.5% year-on-year, a decrease of 474 billion baht.

Domestic trips gradually picked up since the government relaxed some restrictions on interprovincial travel in July. September accounted for 8.58 million domestic trips, the highest monthly figure since the outbreak, yet still 35% less than the tally for September 2019.

Mr Phiphat said the number of domestic trips is expected to reach 9-10 million during the high season thanks to nice weather and the domestic stimulus campaign, which has been extended to Jan 31, 2021.

However, the average hotel occupancy rate nationwide in September remained soft at only 27.9%. The ministry reported hotels in second-tier provinces, especially small cities, had a faster recovery than hotels in major provinces, which rely heavily on foreign tourists and often have a glut of accommodation.

The volume of domestic air flights was 16,229 in September, reported Aeronautical Radio of Thailand. For provincial airports, Chiang Mai recorded the highest number of flights at 3,382, followed by Phuket (2,160), Hat Yai (2,101) and Nakhon Si Thammarat (1,584).

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Thailand situation, 23 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,727 (+8)
- Recovered: 3,518 (+4)
- Active cases: 150
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine
Health officials on Thailand's Samui Island are scrambling to trace people who were in close contact with a French woman, who has fallen sick and tested positive for COVID-19 since she completed her 14-day mandatory quarantine in Bangkok.

At a hastily-called media conference on the resort island this afternoon (Friday), Dr. Sophon Iamsirithavorn, Director of the country's General Infectious Diseases Division, said that the 57-year old woman arrived in Bangkok, with two family members,on Thai Airways International flight TG933 on September 30th. They entered hotel based quarantine in the capital for 14 days. She underwent two swab tests and both returned negativeresults.

After leaving quarantine on October 15th, she went to the French Embassy, before flying to Samui Island with her family onBangkok Airways flight PG167. The family was met at the island's airport by a friend and driven to their accommodation.

On October 17th, the woman developed a fever, cough and muscle pain.  She was admitted to a private hospital on October 21st, but was discharged the following day, while results of the tests were pending.

The results showed a positive result and the COVID-19 infection was reconfirmed by the medical science centre in Surat Thani. She was readmitted to hospital and isolated for treatment on October 22nd.

Dr. Veerasak Lorthongkham, Director of Samui Hospital, said the patient's husband and son tested negative, but a second test is to be conducted and both have been isolated.

Ten passengers and two crew from the Bangkok Airway's flight have been asked in for tests and isolation tomorrow. 21 others,classified as being at low-risk, have been placed under close watch, he added.

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Thailand situation, 24 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,731 (+4)
- Recovered: 3,529 (+11)
- Active cases: 143
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
credit @ thaimoph
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thaiga

The world is now at a critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are on a dangerous path

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Quote from: thaiga on October 23, 2020, 07:33:16 PM
COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine


French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

Thailand's Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said that it is possible that the French woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island, might have contracted the disease while she was quarantined at a hotel in Bangkok.

The Minister visited the island yesterday evening (Friday), with an unspecified amount of the Favipiravir antiviral drug, used to treat patients infected with COVID-19, after he learned about the woman's case.

The 57-year old woman entered quarantine, at a hotel in Bangkok, on September 30th after her arrival from France.  She underwent two tests during the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, which returned negative results.  She then joined her husband and son on a flight to Samui Island on October 15th,after the completion of the quarantine period. Two days later she fell ill, with a fever, cough and muscle pain, and was admitted to a private hospital on the island. Two subsequent tests have confirmed she is infected.

Public health officials have now tightened preventive measures,by requiring all arrivals from the mainland, travelling by ferry to the resort island, to go through temperature screening at the arrival port. They are also being told to wear face masks.

Similar measures were also imposed on all visitors to markets in the town.

The woman's husband and son, as well as a friend who picked them up at the island's airport, have all been quarantined for observation. 42 others, who are considered to be at "low risk", have also been isolated.

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:uhm :uhm :uhm

Then there must be others infected at that hotel!

thaiga

Quote from: Johnnie F. on October 24, 2020, 06:03:00 PM

French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

Thailand's Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said that it is possible that the French woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island, might have contracted the disease while she was quarantined at a hotel in Bangkok.

The Minister visited the island yesterday evening (Friday), with an unspecified amount of the Favipiravir antiviral drug, used to treat patients infected with COVID-19, after he learned about the woman's case.

The 57-year old woman entered quarantine, at a hotel in Bangkok, on September 30th after her arrival from France.  She underwent two tests during the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, which returned negative results.  She then joined her husband and son on a flight to Samui Island on October 15th,after the completion of the quarantine period. Two days later she fell ill, with a fever, cough and muscle pain, and was admitted to a private hospital on the island. Two subsequent tests have confirmed she is infected.

Public health officials have now tightened preventive measures,by requiring all arrivals from the mainland, travelling by ferry to the resort island, to go through temperature screening at the arrival port. They are also being told to wear face masks.

Similar measures were also imposed on all visitors to markets in the town.

The woman's husband and son, as well as a friend who picked them up at the island's airport, have all been quarantined for observation. 42 others, who are considered to be at "low risk", have also been isolated.

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:uhm :uhm :uhm

Then there must be others infected at that hotel!
if that is the case then if she never went into quarantine in the first place she might not have got infected  :spin
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French Woman Contracted COVID after Quarantine
(TNA) – The Department of Disease Control admitted that a French woman contracted the novel coronavirus after her 14-day quarantine and her case possibly showed local infection.

Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of general communicable diseases at the department, said the French woman aged 57 arrived from Limoges together with her husband and son on Sept 30 on the TG933 flight of Thai Airways International.

They stayed at an alternative state quarantine facility in Samut Prakan province for 14 days and tested negative twice.

Then they traveled to Samui island of Surat Thani. A friend picked them up and sent them to their residence on the island. There the family went to convenience stores and department stores.

On Oct 17, the woman had a fever, excessive phlegm and muscle pain and coughed. She sought treatment at Bangkok Hospital on the island on Oct 20 and then tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr Sophon said high-risk people were her husband and son but they tested negative. Officials called other passengers and crewmembers on the family's flight to COVID-19 tests. A close friend was already tested and there were 21 low-risk people who are hospital staff. Initially, about 100 persons who had come in close contact with her tested negative for coronavirus.

The Department of Disease Control assumed the French woman contracted the disease in Thailand because she had arrived in the country for 17 days. The good news was that she had always worn a face mask, Dr Sophon said.

She is among four new coronavirus cases, reported today. Three others are those, who returned from abroad.

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Thailand situation, 25 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,736 (+5)
- Recovered: 3,530 (+1)
- Active cases: 147
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
credit @ thaimoph
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thaiga

Quote from: Johnnie F. on October 24, 2020, 06:03:00 PM

French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

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:uhm :uhm :uhm

Then there must be others infected at that hotel!
The Department of Disease Control (DDC) yesterday said health authorities found the Covid-19 virus on the surface of an exercise fitness machine at a gym room of a quarantine place in Samut Prakan where a French woman who contracted the disease stayed.
Covid traces located in Samut Prakan

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Thailand situation, 26 October 2020
- Total confirmed: 3,743 (+7)
- Recovered: 3,543 (+13)
- Active cases: 141
- Deaths: 59 (+0)
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