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

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thaiga

We are not off to a good start to the new year as a bus driver tests positive. The driver operated on the Nakhonchai Air service between Chiang Mai and Rayong. Authorities have urged travellers who took the bus between December 17 and 31 to report to local health officials.

more here nationthailand.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 1 january 2021
- Total confirmed: 7163 (+279)
- Recovered: 4,273 (+33)
- Active cases: 2,827
- Deaths: 63 (+2) 
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 1 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        facebook.com/thailandprd/videos/covid-19-daily-briefing-1-january-2021

Thai language  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqrixIAK3U    English skip to 38:16
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

We see Another 2 deaths & 279 new infections, Big worries as people travel around for the New Year

the new deaths were a man, 44, who had visited a restaurant in Bangkok on Dec 20 and a 70-year-old man who had illegally entered the country along the border from Myanmar to Mae Sot district of Tak on Tuesday. The four-day holiday which started on Thursday ends on Sunday

more info on that   bangkokpost.com

Food for thought: Sixty-seven people died in road accidents nationwide on the last day of 2020
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

lockdown restrictions for Bangkok from midnight - shopping mails are not included as  thaipbsworld.com reports

lockdown restrictions from midnight are:

Water parks, Amusement parks, Children's playgrounds, Game shops, Billiard pool & snooker halls, Cock fighting rings, Bull fighting rings
Nurseries, Tattoo parlors, Cram schools, Internet shops and cafés, Martial arts schools, Schools, Boxing rings, Massage parlors, Competitive sports stadia, Health day-care centres for the elderly, Banquet halls

Food for thought: Road accidents claim 186 lives in first 3 days of New Year holidays in Thailand :spin
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Rayong provincial runs out of beds
Rayong provincial hospital ran out of in-patient beds. a quarantine facility in Rayong has been turned into a 70-bed field hospital and a naval base in Sattahip into field hospital. 37 new cases today for Rayong totaling the illegal gambling den cases to 316.

reports: thaipbsworld.com

food for thought good news: Phuket began the New Year with zero deaths on the roads, and concluded the third day of the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the New Year (Dec 31) with zero deaths since the campaign began at midnight on Monday night.
lets hope it catches on.

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

thaiga

not a good start to the new year lets hope things improve as time goes by. some info from nationthailand.com

11 Covid-19 patients critically ill in ICUs

The Department of Medical Services have more than 22,000 beds ready, 2,778 beds reserved for coronavirus patients. 277 are currently occupied. most cases from the new outbreak were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms.

Another 320 Covid patients are being treated in the outbreak's epicentre of Samut Sakhon and nearby areas, where 1,647 hospital beds have been reserved. Meanwhile 2,648 beds have been prepared from Samut Prakan to Trat, 248 of which are now occupied.

There are currently 11 Covid-19 patients critically ill in ICUs, eight in Bangkok and its vicinity.
Among these ICU patients, two were in need of close care from specialist doctors, said Natthapong. Three patients were recovering and would be moved out of ICU soon.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 2 january 2021
Total confirmed: 7,379 (+216)
- Recovered: 4,299 (+26)
- Active cases:3,016
- Deaths: 64 (+1)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 2 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/covid-19-daily-briefing-2-january-2021

Thai language  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClcM5OZS4a8    English skip to 41:20
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

tip of the iceberg
I hope this is not the tip of the iceberg as Mr. Natapanu mentions in his daily broadcast (his words) the amount of cases 200 a day doesn't look good, it might as well be the tip of the iceberg

The new death was reportedly a 47 year old woman in Chonburi who suffered from diabetes. Her case was linked to the outbreak at the illegal gambling den in Rayong.

Good to see updating the expat community let's hope its contained real soon. what a nice guy Mr. Natapanu & thanks.

as he say's - I guess the best way to spend first day of the year 2021 is to try to work  for the public good !
At least we have a lunch box in a bag with chopsticks waiting....
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 3 January 2021
- Total confirmed: 7,694 (+315)
- Recovered: 4,337 (+38)
- Active cases: 3,293
- Deaths: 64 (+0)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

The new strain from the UK has been found in a family of four from Kent in quarantine. They are now isolated in an alternative state quarantine hotel under a private hospital care, to ensure the virus does not spread. people should stay assured that the virus has not yet had a chance to spread in the country.

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

thaiga

department stores to close at 9pm
steps to help control the spread of Covid-19. The Thai Retailers Association are raising the level of screening measures for stricter safety and sanitation, as well as closing all shopping centres at 9pm beginning Monday.
nationthailand.com

Pub owner tests positive for Covid-19
In a Facebook post on Saturday, he said that the restaurant was being closed, while employees were instructed to undergo 14 days of quarantine. "My Covid-19 test showed positive in the morning and I don't know which customer spread the virus, so I would like to ask customers who visited the pub from December 21-31 to undergo self-quarantine and monitor their health," he said.
nationthailand.com

U.K. variant spreading around the world
As we enter 2021 the U.K. variant continues to spread around the world, over 30 countries have reported cases of the highly-transmissible U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus.  As global infections continue to rapidly rise, Ireland has recently gone from having the European Union's lowest per capita rate of cases to the fastest growing, the Guardian reported.  "The virus is absolutely rampant now in the community," the chief executive of Ireland's health services, Paul Reid, said Friday. "Everybody is at extreme risk of contracting the virus."
msn.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 3 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/838706913527952/

Thai language  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXucppxguNA    English skip to 40:58
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thai health officials seek lockdown of eastern region for 28 days as thaipbsworld.com reports: many people at risk of being infected have concealed their involvement in activities which put them at risk, while others have refused to report to health officials for screening. He said that 99% of the infections in Rayong, Chon Buri and Chanthaburi are linked to illegal gambling dens. the outbreak this time is much more serious than the one last year, so there is a need for field hospitals, adding that, during his observation trips to Samut Sakhon province, he discovered that 20% of the infected were in serious condition and 3-5% required beds in intensive care units.
thaipbsworld.com

People arriving in Buriram province from provinces at risk of Covid-19 will have to quarantine themselves
nationthailand.com
order takes effect from Saturday - Well done Buriram - as of Friday, Buriram was a green province, without any case
Looks like the PYB has got his work cut - last time i read, he sent his village nurses out to check on any new arrivals. Virus spreads from people moving around which they have allowed people to do.  :spin  SO ... who knows what the new year will bring
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand's government held off from ordering new nationwide business shutdowns
(Reuters) - Thailand's government held off from ordering new nationwide business shutdowns on Sunday amid a new wave of coronavirus cases but empowered some provincial governors to set their own restrictions and pleaded with the public not to travel.

The government COVID-19 taskforce had earlier designated 28 provinces, including Bangkok, as high risk zones and recommended suspension of some businesses and crowded activities in those area that pose infection risks to the public.

The measures, which still need final approval from Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, will empower provincial governors to suspend businesses and other activities if there is a risk of infection, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for Thailand's COVID-19 taskforce said.

"We are asking people for cooperation first. We know that tough measures are needed but that could also lead to losses in other areas so we need to have compromises and have reasonable measures put in place," Taweesin said adding that the government is also concerned about the economic costs of more restrictions.

Some ministries and agencies have already issued new restrictions in their areas.

The Education Ministry has ordered all public and private schools and vocational training centres to close down from Monday until end of January.

The Thai Retailers Association has also announced that all shopping malls around the country should close at 9 pm daily, an hour earlier than the usual closing time, a statement said.

Authorities in Bangkok had earlier closed entertainment venues, nurseries, gyms and massage parlours, while keeping open shopping malls, restaurants and public parks.

full article uk.reuters.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Samut Sakhon reports 541 new COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon
Samut Sakhon, Thailand's coastal hot spot in the new wave of COVID-19 infections, has reported 541 cases in a single day, according to the provincial health office this afternoon (Sunday).

According to the Samut Sakhon Facebook page, 455 migrant workers and 86 Thais are newly infected, raising accumulated cases in the province to 2,401 since the middle of December. 131 have, however, recovered.

Meanwhile, a shrimp venders' group today announced the indefinite postponement of the resumption of trade at the Thalay Thai fresh market, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 infections.

full article thaipbsworld.com
And the    bangkokpost.com  or in Thai thairath.co.th
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

British visitors to be barred from entry
The Ministry of Public Health will ask the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to defer the entry of British visitors to the country after the fast-spreading B117 strain of COVID-19 was found in four British nationals entering Thailand on Dec 21.

Department of Disease Control chief Opas Karnkawinpong said yesterday (Jan 3) all passengers who were on board the same flight as the four and anyone who had come into contact with them had been located, tested and found to be clear of the virus.
thephuketnews.com

new restrictions will be applied to 28 red zone provinces  bangkokpost.com
The Govt unveils new curbs but the CCSA says it will still allow 'flexibility' new restrictions taking effect on Monday in the wake of a new surge of the coronavirus, you can still eat out in restaurants, but no alcohol.

According to the announcement, shopping malls, department stores, community malls, convention and exhibition halls, convenience stores, supermarkets, and other similar places are still allowed to operate under strict disease control measures.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 4 January 2021
- Total confirmed: 8439 (+745)
- Recovered: 4,352 (+15)
- Active cases: 4087
- Deaths: 65 (+1)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 5 January 2021
- Total confirmed: 8,966 (+527)
- Recovered: 4,397 (+45)
- Active cases: 4,569
- Deaths: 65 (+0)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 5 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/1129146177523229/

Thai language    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bjqzttlqhk    English skip to 47:50
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Summary of provincial COVID-19 control measures as of 5 January 2021
the latest update on summary of Thai provinces that have imposed specific COVID-19 control measures

tatnews.org
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

The attention is now on gambling infections
the migrant workers in Samut Sakhon have been been kept in place. but now the attention has moved to the gambling dens, which apperently move around as not to get detected, as you know the movement of people is not a good thing.
interesting read at the end of the bangkokpost.com link
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

No National Lockdown Yet
No National Lockdown Yet - Yet does that mean it will come in time. the article from tna.mcot.net reads: the spread was still in its first stage and control measures will be intensified if it enters the second stage. IMO the UK among others left lockdown to late, now look at the mess they are in.

Field Hospital Opens in Chanthaburi
As another field hospital opens. this one in Chanthaburi, looking at the pic below i should imagine it's more for containment than treatment. as the article in the link tna.mcot.net  states If any patients develop severe symptoms, they will be moved to established hospitals right away.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga


10,000-plus schools shut until Jan 31
More than 10,000 public and private schools in the 28 provinces hit hardest by the resurgence of coronavirus outbreak have been ordered by the ministry to close until Jan 31 and switch to online learning.

The 28 provinces are Bangkok, Tak, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Suphan Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Trat, Rayong, Chumphon and Ranong.
bangkokpost.com

Young overweight people as vulnerable to Covid-19 as the elderly
Apart from age, body weight is another critical factor in aggravating the damage done by Covid-19, Asst Prof Opass Putcharoen, Head of Chulalongkorn Hospital's Emerging Infectious Diseases Clinical Centre, said on Tuesday.

He explained that the decline in lung and T cell immunity functions, including diabetes, may trigger young people who are overweight to develop severe Covid-19 symptoms similar to the elderly. "According to a study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US, Covid-19 patients who have body mass index over 35 have been admitted to the hospital more than others," he said. 
nationthailand.com

Visitors to 11 Covid 'danger zones' urged to contact Health Dept
People who have recently visited any of 11 areas linked to the Covid-19 outbreak should contact the Health Department immediately, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said on Tuesday.

BMA spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said people can contact the Health Department via the website http://bkkcovid19.bangkok.go.th/.

The 11 risky areas are:

1. Samut Sakhon

2. Nakhon Pathom: Nakhon Chai Si district (Bang Rakam subdistrict), Kamphaeng Saen district (Sa Si Mum, Huay Muang and Sa Phatthana subdistricts), and Bang Len district (Bang Luang and Don Tum subdistricts)

3. Nonthaburi: Bang Yai Central Market in Sao Thong Hin subdistrict, Bang Yai district

4. Chonburi: Bang Lamung district

5. Rayong: Muang district

6. Bangkok's Groove Evening restaurant on Borommaratchachonnani Road, Arun Amarin subdistrict

7. Bangkok's New Jazz restaurant opposite The Mall Thapra

8. Bangkok's The Sun restaurant on Sirindhorn Road

9. Bangkok's The Roof Bar restaurant on Rama III Road

10. Bangkok's Isarn Krongkaew restaurant.

11. Bangkok's Freshy Plaza (The Freshy Karaoke), Soi Yoo Aomsin, Bang Yi Khan subdistrict, Bang Phlat district

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

thaiga

Seven out of 19 arrested migrants in Bangkok test positive for Covid-19
Seven out of 19 illegal immigrants arrested following a tip-off have tested positive for Covid-19, a senior Bangkok administration official said. "Thanks to the tip-off from people, so far the authorities have arrested 19 illegal migrants and tested them," he said. "Seven have tested positive for Covid-19, while 12 people remain in quarantine and are closely observed. After the 14-day mandatory period has passed, they will be tested again to confirm the result."
full artcle nationthailand.com

No new rules for arrivals from the UK
In the wake of the scare, On Monday several media agencies said the Ministry of Public Health had asked the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to defer the entry of British visitors to the country after the fast-speeding B117 strain was found in the four British nationals entering Thailand on Dec 21. However, a meeting of the CCSA, chaired by the National Security Council secretary-general, agreed public health should be the basis for considering additional measures for arrivals from the UK and there is still insufficient information regarding the severity and origins of the new strain.
full article bangkokpost.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Thailand situation, 6 January 2021
- Total confirmed: 9,331 (+365)
- Recovered: 4,418 (+21)
- Active cases: 4,913
- Deaths: 66 (+1)

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

thaiga

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

thaiga

Covid-19 Daily Briefing: 6 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/2826186637708948/

Thai language      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVX48pecT-0    English skip to 37:00
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

Field hospitals planned in more provinces
Preparations to handle worst-case scenario
The government is looking for locations for field hospitals in more provinces, in preparation for more coronavirus-infected patients if the surge in new transmissions continues.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman, said on Wednesday that senior officials at the Public Health Ministry and provincial offices were  surveying areas as far out as Ubon Ratchathani, looking for suitable sites for field hospitals.

Dr Taweesilp said the country had to prepare for a possible worst case scenario, that the number of new infections would rise sharply and more hospital facilities would be needed.

"It takes time to build a field hospital, but it takes only one day for the number of patients to shoot up to 100," the spokesman said.

The first field hospitals were set up in areas under lockdown in and around the Central Shrimp Market in Muang district of Samut Sakhon.

Hospitals are also being sited at navy barracks, including one in Sattahip district of Chon Buri, now one of the provinces facing a surge of new cases.

Plans for field hospital have faced opposition in some provinces. In Ratchaburi, residents worried about catching the virus from patients brought from Samut Sakhon for treatment.

Dr Taweesilp said provincial field hospitals would not treat people from elsewhere.

"Wherever a field hospital is built it will serve only people in that province," he said.

In Samut Sakhon, a local businessman has allowed a building at his factory to be used as a hospital for up to 1,000 patients.

Wattana Taengmanee, president of tambon Pantainorasingh Administrative Organisation in Muang district, agreed to allow a hospital inside the Wattana Factory compound, according to a Facebook post on Wednesday by the provincial public relations office.

Dr Taweesilp praised the local politician for his contribution and determination to help people  in the province. "People in Samut Sakhon will help each other," the spokesman quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 numbers continued to rise, with 1 death and 365 new cases reported on Wednesday by the CCSA.

bangkokpost.com
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