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  1. It simply means that they are prioritizing. Thai companies need their employees back first or all, many Thai permanent residents don't have residence abroad any longer, nearly all residents have families of course and are or have been paying taxes in Thailand for a long time (25 years in my case) . Same as they do when they repatriate Thais. Tourists first, then residents. It's a logical order IMO
  2. Correct. I just don't think they will drop insurance anytime soon. Same with quarantine in hotels. Hotels benefit from it so why drop it? It's be long after the last WP and resident have returned. Thais deciding this are smart, not stupid. They know that August is a gonner and September to November is low season.
  3. No luck for us. The period up to 30 June is only for Thais and WPs, most WPs, can't be accommodated. Next phase is 1 July onwards but we must contact the embassy, they'll forward the info to Thailand where they will decide the order. WPs will go first, Thai companies want their employees back. Quarantine in approved hotel and 100,000 dollar insurance will be obligatory for a long time I think. Quarantine in own house is hardly going to be allowed as hotels are empty now and that business is bleeding. People from low risk countries should be able to get in faster but no idea when that will happen. Don't know if it will apply to only nationals of that country either
  4. There's a logic to how the authorities work and it's quite simple to understand too. There's currently some 1.500 Thais on the repatriation list only in the UK. Of them, they prioritise those with no residency, indefinite leave to remain, they go first, then comes the others. They only accept a limited number of repatriations per day because quarantine must be arranged first. It will be the same when it's time for foreigners one day. Quarantine must be arranged, then those with work permit and permanent residency go first. This I simply because Thai companies need their staff (and they contribute to society by paying tax) and permanent residents in Thailand may not have a residence somewhere else. I am one of those. I have nothing abroad after nearly 30 years in Thailand. The bottleneck will be quarantine facilities. Quite a few Thais returning from abroad are infected so they will IMO continue with them until the risk in the departing countries are acceptable. That will probably be several months in today's high risk countries. I'd guess June and July for Thais, August to September, perhaps October for WPs and residents. There are lot of permanent residents around, not just a small number like some seem to think. No idea where they are of course The Thai Expats stuck abroad group has 1.800 members now and growing fast, 1.600 new members in only the last week. I don't think they'll open for come-as-you-wish entries from high risk countries as long as they feel there is a need for quarantine, same with the insurance requirement, it'll stay as long as they feel there's a risk they'll have to pay for treatment. It'll probably be baked into the ticket price one day, I heard 300 baht but no one knows for sure yet. Quite logical order really
  5. China reported a case where the virus was dormant for 4 weeks and that was over 2 months ago. There was a report from Spain where a person first tested positive, then negative a couple of times and was cleared, then positive 4-5 weeks later. Relapses doesn't seem to be contagious. 12 weeks sounds a lot though. Probably some other reason
  6. Why did you answer a post which was discussing and linking to a graph using the same time perspective for all countries with "That's just" then?
  7. "People aged over 80 have made up 66 percent of those who have died from coronavirus in Sweden, but less than five percent of those treated in intensive care." https://www.thelocal.se/20200522/less-than-5-of-swedens-coronavirus-patients-in-intensive-care-are-over-80/amp
  8. No it's not. It's number of days since 0.1 daily deaths (per million) first recorded. Please look before you write.
  9. I also think Anders Tegnell is wrong there. Social distancing is much more respected in Norway.
  10. No, its because Russia use totally a different criteria to report covid-19 deaths. Google it, lots of newspapers have reported it.
  11. You get an accurate slope in a graph with a time axis that uses the same time as base for all. What you have in that graph is data over 2 months for some countries and 3 months for other countries displayed using the same time perspective. That understate the increase for countries that has been in the game a shorter time and vice versa.
  12. It doesn't take the time perspective into consideration. It's a simplification where all countries are displayed as if they got the virus on the same day... Use number of days from first death for all countries and you'll get a totally different picture.
  13. It's quite good but it's missing the time perspective though. The Scandinavian countries were late into the pandemic, most other countries in Europe are 2 to 4 weeks ahead.
  14. Time for a lesson about Sweden. It was Ascension Day on Thursday and Friday is a public holiday in Sweden. Most of Thursday to Sunday's death are not reported. They will come on Monday to Friday. The best day to get an accurate picture of deaths during the week in Sweden is therefore Saturday or Sunday.
  15. Just wait until the 4 day holiday is over. The numbers are low because only hospital deaths are counted now. You have to wait until Sunday 31 May to see the true figure, that means that Monday to Fridays figures are in the graphs.
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