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    RSS Feed Coronavirus: Tourism in Thailand hit by Covid-19

    Thailand's tourism industry, once considered very robust, is now struggling because of coronavirus.

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    I have not seen this kind of information before in Thailand. It looks pretty good. I hope the UK can follow the example of the efforts here. Ironically Boris has quoted first Thailand and then Taiwan as countries that have contained the virus. I know many on this forum will say that information in Thailand has been hidden but I think it is good to follow an example of a country that at least shows signs of beginning to win the battle. It is not easy for any country but learning from others lessons has got to be the number one thing to do
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    Below is a link to the Royal Thai Embassy website which provides information on revised restrictions for passengers arriving in Thailand from certain countries:

    http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/en...COVID-19).html

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    The probelm with the measures is that as of now, the various Govt. Departments seem unable to agree what is happening and from when?

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1877614/plan-to-scrap-visa-causes-confusion#cxrecs_s

    But that's nothing compared to the mask saga and differences of opinion between two separate Govt. Departments, with one threatening to sue the other.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1877649/uttama-sorry-for-bad-mask-export-figures

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    How do you stop idiots like this who go out even though they are ill

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...onavirus-cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickj1000 View Post
    I have not seen this kind of information before in Thailand. It looks pretty good. I hope the UK can follow the example of the efforts here. Ironically Boris has quoted first Thailand and then Taiwan as countries that have contained the virus. I know many on this forum will say that information in Thailand has been hidden but I think it is good to follow an example of a country that at least shows signs of beginning to win the battle. It is not easy for any country but learning from others lessons has got to be the number one thing to do

    Where are you getting this information? I stand corrected if I read wrong but I thought it was Jeremy Hunt criticizing Boris for not taking action like Thailand and Taiwan in operating a social distancing order which Thailand has certainly NOT ordered. The biggest problem I have with my two boys is stopping well meaning locals to NOT touch their faces. I have friends in Pattaya and rest assured social distancing is not on the agenda there. Hunt is talking utter nonsense. As for containing it, I haven't seen Taiwan in the news and if the stats are true Thailand has only had around 75 cases. Hardly SK, Italy or China itself.

    As for winning the battle SK have tested at an incredible rate and are the closest thing to evidence of winning, if that is the correct term. However a call center in Seoul has tested positive (staff that is) which could lead to a huge increase. China has all but come through the worst though I heard today a Chinese man returned from Italy without disclosing which part he went to. He since traveled around before turning himself in and has tested positive. I get the feeling the virus will be a walk in the park in comparison to what's in store for him if he recovers.

    This virus, like others before it, will die out naturally and all the likes of Boris can do is follow SK's example and get people tested as soon as possible in order to try and contain it. SK are miles ahead due to their response to MERS. The UK has never faced such. Three years ago we were under huge threat from suicide bombers yet it appears that we are on top of the threat now. That is because the UK more than most are used to terrorism on home turf. Notice there are no outlets using the terms 'cure' or 'stop' it. It can only be prevented and contained. I get the impression there are people out there who honestly think mankind can defeat it. We can't cure the common cold FGS, it's nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnet View Post
    This virus, like others before it, will die out naturally and all the likes of Boris can do is follow SK's example and get people tested as soon as possible in order to try and contain it.
    But only if you are a Premier League football player
    People phoning 111 are being told to stay at home, self isolate, NOT go to any medical centre. They are NOT being tested.
    We'll never win the Premier League,
    We'll never win a Cup,
    We'll still follow UNITED !!

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    I was talking about Tobisas' link http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/en...COVID-19).html . Boris quoted Thailand and Taiwan's success at holding back the virus a few days ago when talking to the press and the UK. I did see Jeremy Hunt's comments and I agree with him that more action action should have been taken. I have been clear that from day one the UK has been too slow to act to protect itself and has waited for the virus to come to our shores.. But that is just my opinion as just many people seem to think very differently. With regard to what is happening in Thailand and only quote what I see in our circles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barnet View Post
    Where are you getting this information? I stand corrected if I read wrong but I thought it was Jeremy Hunt criticizing Boris for not taking action like Thailand and Taiwan in operating a social distancing order which Thailand has certainly NOT ordered. The biggest problem I have with my two boys is stopping well meaning locals to NOT touch their faces. I have friends in Pattaya and rest assured social distancing is not on the agenda there. Hunt is talking utter nonsense. As for containing it, I haven't seen Taiwan in the news and if the stats are true Thailand has only had around 75 cases. Hardly SK, Italy or China itself.

    As for winning the battle SK have tested at an incredible rate and are the closest thing to evidence of winning, if that is the correct term. However a call center in Seoul has tested positive (staff that is) which could lead to a huge increase. China has all but come through the worst though I heard today a Chinese man returned from Italy without disclosing which part he went to. He since traveled around before turning himself in and has tested positive. I get the feeling the virus will be a walk in the park in comparison to what's in store for him if he recovers.

    This virus, like others before it, will die out naturally and all the likes of Boris can do is follow SK's example and get people tested as soon as possible in order to try and contain it. SK are miles ahead due to their response to MERS. The UK has never faced such. Three years ago we were under huge threat from suicide bombers yet it appears that we are on top of the threat now. That is because the UK more than most are used to terrorism on home turf. Notice there are no outlets using the terms 'cure' or 'stop' it. It can only be prevented and contained. I get the impression there are people out there who honestly think mankind can defeat it. We can't cure the common cold FGS, it's nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N Barton View Post
    But only if you are a Premier League football player
    People phoning 111 are being told to stay at home, self isolate, NOT go to any medical centre. They are NOT being tested.
    Hence the mention of FOLLOW SK's example. SK can test as many as they are because they prepared soon after the MERS outbreak that killed 30 plus in the country. They have drive through test stations and portable units set up everywhere.

    Nick, I don't reside in England so I can only talk about what I read, somewhat naively I admit. If the UK are slow at this, as you say, you may well be right. It appears to me that they are handling as well as can be expected. The issue I have is why you think Thailand's Govt has handled this well. If the numbers are true then indeed they're doing well but I am unconvinced that it can be attributed to any Govt policy.

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    "Dirty Farang" Thai Minister of Public Health
    https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/t...t-dirty-farang
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    I try to distance myself from other forums as reading about ignorant, racist fools like this twit make me very bitter. In any proper Govt he would be sacked immediately. There are non-Chinese tourists here that do look filthy. The backpackers are indeed an embarrassment in the way they conduct themselves but in fairness they stick to their own areas and are mostly very respectful.

    Once again, why after 15 years of coming here has their been no efforts to curb the use of the word Farang, as it clearly insults many tourists and ex-pats, in educated areas and the media?

    I would like to believe, and hold onto the belief that the majority of Thais see this muppet for the cretin that he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickj1000 View Post
    I was talking about Tobisas' link http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/en...COVID-19).html . Boris quoted Thailand and Taiwan's success at holding back the virus a few days ago when talking to the press and the UK. I did see Jeremy Hunt's comments and I agree with him that more action action should have been taken. I have been clear that from day one the UK has been too slow.
    Jeremy Hunt is more professional than Boris. However the mistake what he made and that's Jeremy Hunt was that he is a remainer. If he listen to the British people and agreed to leave Europe then he would of been our next PM.
    Now with this horrible disease (coronavirus) it's going to be with us for sometime which means no major sporting events. Sorry Liverpool, but you will have to wait until 2022/2023 to collect your trophy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    "Dirty Farang" Thai Minister of Public Health
    https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/t...t-dirty-farang
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...video-12527884
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    I have been reading if its true or not that the police and army went around door knocking and testing and if infected off you went to a camp .Very harsh tactics from the second in command WHO but it worked in china he is saying ..There are saying its down to the testing to control and contain and isolate .
    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    6 deaths 400 infected 6500000 population major panic :doh even china lost 3300 approx dead ?? There may well be more suicides due to stock market crash than those dying of the virus.

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    JET 2 flights return
    https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/...irus-outbreak/
    but hang on this is were i am up to on booking flights in 2 days time to malaga AGP .
    https://www.jet2.com/en/booking/checkout?scid=BB50C013
    If you can get your head around this be my guest unless after entering your card details it rejects it i am not willing to try .Just looking at air travel around the world misses has the remote for the tv and no sport ,
    https://www.jet2.com/en/booking/esse...?scid=BB50C013
    very strange if you ask me ...i can book a flight to spain via jet 2 on a Monday
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    Spain has said its going into lock down widely reported on news channels.

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    A noticeable difference from during the week and today:
    During the week, most people were indifferent about wearing face masks in my locality, today however on the BTS the vast majority were donning masks and also at Imperial World (Samrong). This " Dutty " farang was nt and I only seen one other farang along La Salle and he was nt wearing one either, I thought " awww look im not the only scruff "
    https://www.pharmaceutical-technolog...mpact-tourism/
    Within the analysis there is a link to a study by the University of Southampton.
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    We are returning to Bangkok today from Koh Samui and will b wearing masks for sure. When I return to the UK I will wear a mask and maybe look like the odd one out. My Thai wife says that wearing a mask is not a 100 per cent guarantee of safety but if i helps a little then this is better than nothing. Same as checking temperatures at the airport, maybe many infected people will not have a temperature but at least you can find those that do and take them out of circulation.
    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    A noticeable difference from during the week and today:
    During the week, most people were indifferent about wearing face masks in my locality, today however on the BTS the vast majority were donning masks and also at Imperial World (Samrong). This " Dutty " farang was nt and I only seen one other farang along La Salle and he was nt wearing one either, I thought " awww look im not the only scruff "
    https://www.pharmaceutical-technolog...mpact-tourism/
    Within the analysis there is a link to a study by the University of Southampton.
    - - - - - - - u p d a t e d - - - - - - -

    On a positive note, I spoke to my 93 year old mum yesterday and she is self isolating and neighbours are all helping her and watching until I get back. The government message has clearly come home to her and the locals about precautions etc. She has sanitizers at the front door and everybody has to wash their hands when they come in and she is washing everything that comes in the house and cleaning the door handles etc. It is really good to see the community spirit

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    People are being advised not to wear masks if they don't have the virus. Medics have given very persausive arguments explaining why.

    Masks should only be worn by those who already have it and people treating them.

    It's very selfish to waste masks when there's a shortage. Over here many dental surgeries are running out.

    Here is information from the WHO

    https://www.who.int/emergencies/dise...w-to-use-masks
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    Nick, I personally hate wearing masks. I find them so uncomfortable that I end up constantly touching/adjusting it on my face. Surely thats the case for most who wear the damn things? Not to mention they steam up my glasses all the time lol.
    i do have a more comfortable industrial one for when routing mdf but it’s the sort of thing I would be asked to remove if I went to the bank

    edit: yes you would probably be the odd one out as I haven’t seen a single person wearing a mask walking round... yet!
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    Hi Walshie.... starting to see people wearing face masks down on the south coast of England.

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