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    Not that many masks in Thailand. Our condo in bangkok has put sanitizers at every doorway and security area which people are clearly using as awareness is high. We are more careful in busy areas and carry sanitizers and use regularly but sensibly when in busy shops when touching hand rails etc on stairs and the like. We use masks when we walk in crowded areas in case of people coughing or sneezing etc. I guess you cannot see a virus but we are comfortable with these precautions at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dippychippy View Post
    ... What might you see that would give you concern ?
    Nothing that i'd see. I'm sat in an aircraft several times a month, often several times a week, so I make sure I am constantly aware of what is going on around the world.

    I rely of the FCO travel advice, and listen to the health experts in relation to health-related travel matters. I would not travel to mainland China for example, and my trips to Hong Kong are now taken only if essential (not entirely because of the coronavirus but the political unrest before it). I am due to go back to Singapore in a couple of weeks which I intend to do unless the travel advice changes or the potential of contracting a coronavirus increases.

    At the moment, with the exceptions mentioned above, I will continue travelling as normal but will be taking all necessary precautions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    Nothing that i'd see. I'm sat in an aircraft several times a month, often several times a week, so I make sure I am constantly aware of what is going on around the world.

    I rely of the FCO travel advice, and listen to the health experts in relation to health-related travel matters. I would not travel to mainland China for example, and my trips to Hong Kong are now taken only if essential (not entirely because of the coronavirus but the political unrest before it). I am due to go back to Singapore in a couple of weeks which I intend to do unless the travel advice changes or the potential of contracting a coronavirus increases.

    At the moment, with the exceptions mentioned above, I will continue travelling as normal but will be taking all necessary precautions.
    Me too... I have to travel to SG regularly with work and am happy to continue to do so until FCO tell me otherwise... BAU
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    Personally I wouldn't put alot of faith in the CDC WHO FCO.
    World trade is their only concern even if it comes at the cost of lives.

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    I'm not panicking, but I have just ordered some honeywell face masks.

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    My youngest sister-in-law has today cancelled her month long holiday in Rep of Korea, they have had a massive spike in cases, now over 830 (just checked) and according to CNN 231 new cases reported today.
    I did watch a link of a Podcast earlier today from the US military base in Daegu and their efforts to avoid the virus, according to the link, so far no US personnel have contracted the virus in Rep of Korea. The country has now been put on the highest alert over the virus.
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    one of the interesting FACTS everyone needs to be aware of is 34 cases in Thailand 10 days ago and 37 as of today take your own views on this like my wife said its to hot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and the 3 have links to china ??????????????????????????????????????yet south Korea has had a massive spike and Italy .......................................Can some one explain this or is it as my wife says its to hot ,,,,,,,,,these are the facts as off now Thailand second major outbreak ten days ago now well down in the league table ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????And please do not say the Thais are good at disease prevention .......

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    Maybe they just haven't had any new cases, just like Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Viet Nam etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
    one of the interesting FACTS everyone needs to be aware of is 34 cases in Thailand 10 days ago and 37 as of today take your own views on this like my wife said its to hot ...
    We are told the current coronavirus, like the good old flu, does not like the heat. Thailand is warm (32c+) and dry at present so the virus will die off more quickly when left behind on inanimate surfaces ergo there is a lower transfer risk because of the shorter lifespan of the virus.

    All the other countries you mention are currently in winter, this virus, like the good old flu, thrives in the cold and damp. This might explain the difference between cases in Thailand and other places.
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    Like the good old flu, a lot will depend if you have any existing health issue's.

    Since I had my heart attack, I now always get the flu jab. In fact on my last medical, the GP said I was in very good health.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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    It if likes cold and damp let us hope it doesn’t fully make its way here then

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    Let's face it, China getting richer and opening its borders to let its citizens travel over the past 15-20 years hasn't been great for us as British tourists going to Thailand. Much larger crowds everywhere, getting elbowed or swamped by tour groups and the baht getting stronger.

    If China's still not letting so many people travel come the summer, visitor numbers and the baht will be down, making things better for those of us travelling from Europe. That's assuming that Thailand is still open to travel, etc...

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    might get a good deal soon but what do Thais do put there prices up when trade is slow .lol

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    I think the temperature is a top factor. Bangkok is about 35 degrees at the moment and traditionally most flu does not spread well with this. So it looks like Donald Trump may well have been right in his tweet to China a few weeks ago. I certainly hope so as the spring advances :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingwithathaigirl View Post
    Let's face it, China getting richer and opening its borders to let its citizens travel over the past 15-20 years hasn't been great for us as British tourists going to Thailand. Much larger crowds everywhere, getting elbowed or swamped by tour groups and the baht getting stronger.

    If China's still not letting so many people travel come the summer, visitor numbers and the baht will be down, making things better for those of us travelling from Europe. That's assuming that Thailand is still open to travel, etc...
    I'm thinking the same too. I imagine the demand for cheap goods with Made in China will also lose it's appeal. I've been reading articles about Sinophobia and how this virus has really made people come out in ways they previously withstood from.

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    Our local school have just returned from a skiing trip in Italy.
    Three teachers and thirty pupils.
    One teacher is being tested for the virus after feeling ill on their return.
    We await news of the test results
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    Thailand figures are low because they don't proactively test anyone. The above case proves the point. If teach proves positive, that's a whole flight full risking contamination with all they come into contact with. The same as happened with the infected elderly couple that lied about the fact they flew back from a virus hot spot in Japan. A relative has already been infected and now they are trying to trace everyone else on the flight and all those they have been in contact with. Why not test all those on the flight from the hot spot?

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    If they really wanted to contain this virus, all worldwide travel would be cancelled. Won't happen.
    Because: money.
    Same reason the world isn't tackling climate change as aggressively as we should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caller View Post
    Thailand figures are low because they don't proactively test anyone. The above case proves the point. If teach proves positive, that's a whole flight full risking contamination with all they come into contact with.
    Sorry, didn't make it clear. The school is in Tyne and Wear
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