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We have a guy being tested for it in Brisbane now.

 

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3 hours ago, Dcheech said:

I flew in during the height of the SARS scare and Thailand was screening with infrared cameras. As that was at Don Muang, I can't recall where they placed them, but yes we had to walk by them.  Really cheap airfares June 03, though. Not many passengers either, great flight.

Lived in Hong Kong all during (and after) SARS.. This virus is nothing.......yet.

HK airport still screens pax temperature on arrival.

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Get well soon

Adequate travel medical insurance is a must. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, TheDark said:

 

Special seaplane from Phi-Phi to neighbouring island of Phuket.  Ok..

 

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yeah ... very ok indeed .. of course you would refuse on the grounds that is is too much bother .. I mean I’m only dying... some tulip !  

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18 hours ago, TheDark said:

Not about the money, but more of practicality. The story also said "He had to be ferried by specialised seaplane because his damaged lungs could not cope with high altitude travel.", which indicates that there are flights between these two islands.

 

I will believe this story only after it's been reported in more reliable news sources. 

 

Also, there was no mention, if the person has been to Wuhan region, which is the most important information in this case. 

Authorities worldwide are afraid the coronavirus are spread from person to person,meaning chinese tourists from the Wuhan region can be the source. 

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

 

But it is feared the Chinese authorities are hiding the true scale of the problem.

Typical Chinese.  
Chinese cannot be trusted with anything, PERIOD.

 

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1 hour ago, Dcheech said:

Unfortunately that is not exactly true. As per this article regarding an earlier incident. 

 

--Thailand tourist's lung tissue 'gone' after mysterious death 
Jill St Onge, one of 2 tourists who died of unknown causes, pathologist says her "lungs were 100 percent congested" 
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Given the past history of these islands, definitely a possibility, as is coronavirus from China.

So lung congestion is a symptom of phosphine poisoning? Or just of whatever mysterious ailment was killing tourists on Phi Phi a few years back?

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18 hours ago, ChipButty said:

Get well soon lad, I was told the other day in China they are screening people at the airport,

I think we’ve all had it in the UK, ‘‘twas a rough ole time at Christmas, I thought my end had come but what didn’t kill me, made me stronger. I thank the Lord of paracetamol 🙏

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15 minutes ago, SoonOh said:

Get well soon

Adequate travel medical insurance is a must. 

 

 

In this case, I don't think the hospital and thai authorities are concerned about an insurance. They are afraid of a possible global pandemic. 

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I have just been In touch with a friend in Beijing and he informs me there are 217 cases in China and you cannot travel to  Wuhan and if you travel from Wuhan you need to get health clearance. There are 2 cases in Beijing.

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UPDATE:

 

British man seriously ill with flu like virus in Thailand does not have Chinese Coronavirus

 

A British man who is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck down with flu-like symptoms, has not contracted the Chinese Coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144324-british-man-seriously-ill-with-flu-like-virus-in-thailand-does-not-have-chinese-coronavirus/

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18 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

An impressive response from the medical services. 
 

Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach... 

 

Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s good to see Thailand in a positive light in the news for a change. 

 

Well... Their other option was not to hospitalize him and leave him to spread the disease around Thailand. 

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19 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

An impressive response from the medical services. 
 

Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach... 

 

Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s good to see Thailand in a positive light in the news for a change. 

 

Well spoken Richard 

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13 hours ago, DrTuner said:

All tourist spots with Chinese are now possible ground zeros for infection. Avoid if possible. 

 

So, you mean all of Thailand.... and the world.... considering that Chinese New Year traveling season is here?

 

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