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  1. Migration push among young-gen Thais ignites fierce debate over country’s direction Thai social media has lit up with heated debate about citizens who have vowed to leave the country over growing frustration with the government’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. Both sides of the political divide, including scholars and political analysts, have been trading barbs and arguments since the launch of the “Yai Prathet Kan Ther” (Let’s Move Out of the Country) Facebook campaign on Saturday (May 1). The campaign, thought to be driven by young people, had drawn more tha
  2. Same 7-day rolling average look at COVID deaths in Thailand continues to show a strong upward trajectory through the latest May 4 data update: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/thailand?country=~THA#what-is-the-daily-number-of-confirmed-cases
  3. Latest look at Thailand's rolling 7-day average of new COVID cases from data analysis site Our World in Data continues to show a moderating trend of cases through May 4 update. The 7-day rolling average look is one used by many public health agencies to assess their COVID cases situation because it tends to smooth out the otherwise daily fluctuations that can occur for many reasons and instead look at the broader trend lines. https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/thailand?country=~THA#what-is-the-daily-number-of-confirmed-cases
  4. "Thailand is ranked 13th out of 53 countries in Bloomberg news agency's COVID Resilience Rankings for April 2021.Thailand's ranking dropped from 9th to 13th place, with a score of 66.7 points. Neighboring Singapore topped the rankings, overtaking New Zealand. ... Bloomberg's COVID Resilience Ranking uses a large amount of data to determine where the COVID-19 pandemic is being dealt with most effectively, with the least social and economic disruption. Mortality and testing rates through to vaccine access and freedom of movement are all taken into consideration. Th
  5. If the police ever find the guy above who "slipped away" in the "confusion," I wonder how they make a legal case in this kind of a situation? Legally, rape is basically non-consensual sex (sexual assault). But in this case, apparently, this guy had hired the woman for "entertainment" at a condo in BKK... So if she was hired to do a job, how do the police make a legal case it was non-consensual? Except, maybe, since there is no legal prostitution in Thailand, the fact this guy had hired the woman to provide sex becomes legally irrelevant. And she can simply say it was no
  6. “We have a lot of good friends that love us,” Vanessa Lesperance, a medical officer in the Indian Ocean island nation, told the AP last month. “That made it easier for us to get a steady supply of vaccines.” Man!!! Where's the love for Thailand? How bout we get some of those donated vaccines? Of course, I guess it's easier to get some COVID vaccine love when you've got a population in need of 70,000, as opposed to Thailand's 70 million! FWIW, I don't think I've heard of ANY vaccine donations to Thailand... Although, I don't know what the terms were/are
  7. Perhaps the Immigration "smart cars" have been in the shop for service lately... Syriously!
  8. Sounds like the Thai Army is offering to assist families with funerals for those who have died from COVID in Bangkok... From the government's main COVID information Facebook page, and English translation: "The Army provides assistance to organise funeral. COVID-19 casualties in Bangkok Free of charge. At the funeral of the Army is: Ginseng temple, Nasawi temple and Siriphong Thammnimit temple. Contact us at the Covid-Registered Resistance Coordination Center. All 24 hours" https://www.facebook.com/informationcovid19/
  9. A bit late in the day in coming, but nonetheless, a nice all round wrap-up of many of the day's COVID stats in English: https://www.facebook.com/OICDDC/posts/3926186600835237
  10. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) timeline to reopen six major tourist provinces – Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui), Chon Buri (Pattaya) and Chiang Mai – to foreign tourists who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine is going ahead as scheduled in line with the country’s COVID-19 vaccination timeline. Phuket will be the first destination to lift quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign tourists under the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ programme, starting from 1 July, 2021. Tourists will be required to spend the first seven days on the island, before travelling
  11. Huai Khwang fresh market closed seven days for disinfection and screening Huai Khwang fresh market in Bangkok was ordered closed for seven days on Monday, after two employees were found to be infected with COVID-19. The Din Daeng district office, which ordered the closure, also declared the market off-limits to all outsiders, while those living inside the market area are prohibited from leaving. The district’s health officials will conduct screening of about 300 traders and employees, many of them migrant workers from Myanmar, on Thursday. https:
  12. Government's daily English language COVID news briefing that runs about 14 minutes. https://www.facebook.com/nbtworld/videos/501752974293265/ And the presentation slides from today's Ministry of Public Health Thai language briefing: https://www.facebook.com/informationcovid19/posts/319207723030892
  13. Daily updates from the Ministry of Public Health on how Thailand is faring versus other countries in the world and its regional peer countries in terms of total COVID cases since the beginning of the pandemic. In the latest update, Thailand continues to rank 99th among all countries. https://www.facebook.com/thaimoph/posts/302178001392110
  14. Yes, that was reported by the government spokesman during his English language COVID briefing today... Saying that they had caught such a case in state quarantine from an arriving traveler, and NOT that it had been found out in the wild, so to speak.
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