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    Quote Originally Posted by N Barton View Post
    Sorry, didn't make it clear. The school is in Tyne and Wear
    LOL!

    The main point still applies. Hot weather in Thailand or not. They are very passive in dealing with the virus here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    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.
    EXACTLY!!!! I was ridiculed for saying this yesterday. I honestly think this will explode in the next few weeks and either a pandemic will ensue or (hopefully) the increase in temperature will see it disappear like SARS. If the world is serious about containing it they'll stop flying period.

    TAT yesterday warned Thais not to fly to various countries, including China. Begs the question therefore that why are they still allowing tourists in with this nonsense of voluntarily admitting where you've been. That bloke who lied should be severely punished and made an example of.

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    It is very likely that the virus was spreading way before someone put a label on it. Remove the label and call it flu and the majority of people would not bother about it. If you have a cold or flu you try and not spread it around to others, but no one gets paranoid about it.
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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. 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?
    What evidence is there that Thailand is behaving any differently than other affected countries?
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    A friend of mine is a nurse in Bangkok she was out working on a testing station in Bangkok this morning,

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    https://www.ft.com/content/13279530-...5-8e03987b7b20

    Coronavirus is driving up garlic, ginger and chilli prices because China's a major producer. We all know our partners can't live without chillis. Anyone panic buying yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingwithathaigirl View Post
    https://www.ft.com/content/13279530-...5-8e03987b7b20

    Coronavirus is driving up garlic, ginger and chilli prices because China's a major producer. We all know our partners can't live without chillis. Anyone panic buying yet?
    Add rice to that list, at the Chinese Supermarket anyway, talk about exploiting the situation !!
    Normally pay anything between £13.50 and £15 for a 5kg bag of Jasmine Rice. On sunday just gone it had suddenly shot up to £19.50
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    Due to the virus 99.9% postive that we will not be going to Thailand at the end of March for 3 weeks. We have a 5 year old daughter to protect. Seems unlikely that I will be able to obtain refund of flight costs etc. My wife is extremely disappointed as she has not seen her family in over 3 years but our safety comes first.

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    David, if you look at the links Greg posted above you will see the demographic profile of those affected. Within the age-group 0-9 there have been NO fatalities!

    Here's the link: https://www.worldometers.info/corona...-demographics/

    Unless your daughter has underlying health issues, the risks involved appear very low to me. There have only been 40 reported cases in Thailand, of those 22 have already fully recovered, only 2 are considered critical and none of those diagnosed have died.

    You will lose the cost of everything that is non-refundable if you cancel, you will not be covered by insurance either unless your doctor advises against travel on health grounds (should any of the passengers have any underlying health issues).
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    Good on you David for putting your family first.

    My GF was issued with a 2 year visit visa.
    Our plan was for her to fly over at the end of march and I should of booked the flight 5 weeks ago but I knew that by March most flights would be cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dippychippy View Post
    ... Our plan was for her to fly over at the end of march and I should of booked the flight 5 weeks ago but I knew that by March most flights would be cancelled.
    Which airlines are cancelling flights between Thailand and Europe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    What evidence is there that Thailand is behaving any differently than other affected countries?
    Well they have Govt. Ministers giving contradictory advice for a start. Hospitals charging huge prices for voluntary testing, still welcoming Chinese visitors without testing and more than one Country has stopped flights to here. Maybe they see complacency as well? A week or so back, a senior medical officer stated an estimate of how many carriers they estimated to be in the Country and something about just having to find them or words to that effect (BP report saved on my laptop, but in Bkk right now using a tablet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by caller View Post
    ... more than one Country has stopped flights to here. Maybe they see complacency as well? ...
    Which countries or airlines have stopped flights to Thailand? I am only aware of Kuwait.

    From what I can see Thailand is not behaving much differently to most other countries. The UK still permits Chinese visitors without testing, BA and Virgin have stopped flights to China, just as Thai Airways have.

    And even the UK couldn't estimate acculturate how many carriers of the virus are in the UK or where they are.
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    My advice for anyone travelling to Thailand.
    Take a face mask.
    I've bought three. And I've just found out that screwfix and b and q are running very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by te2008 View Post
    My advice for anyone travelling to Thailand.
    Take a face mask...
    But that advice is the opposite to that given by the medical experts, they say masks are of no benefit for casual usage
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    Which airlines are cancelling flights between Thailand and Europe?
    I haven't got a clue !!!

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    By the look of things only the Thais can mess it up in Thailand i do think it is to hot .....for the virus to survive long periods .
    You would have thought it to be a hotbed for it but does not seem that way and for it to jump to S.Korea and Iran and Italy puzzles me ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N Barton View Post
    Add rice to that list, at the Chinese Supermarket anyway, talk about exploiting the situation !!
    Normally pay anything between £13.50 and £15 for a 5kg bag of Jasmine Rice. On sunday just gone it had suddenly shot up to £19.50
    Are you sure that is is right Mr Barton 10kg is around that mark were i live .you need to change suppliers .lol it has gone up a little between £3-£5 i suppose it does help being close to 2 major city's rather than up the north east.That could be why the price is a little higher try Raan Thai See if they deliver up there i know you have spend around the £60 pound mark for free delivery .

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    I didn't book flights 5 weeks ago because I had a good idea that come the end of march when the 2 year visa starts that flights would probably be cancelled. Still 4 weeks away and the way things are going I think my hunch will be right.

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