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Coronavirus: Thailand is top destination for travellers from Wuhan

‘Bangkok is clearly the major international destination for traffic to and from Wuhan with on average around 545 arrivals each day’ – John Grant, OAG

Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent

 

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As concern grows about the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus, analysis of flight schedules has shown that the Thai capital, Bangkok, is the top international destination for travellers from the central Chinese city.

 

At least nine people have died in the outbreak of the respiratory virus, with a further 440 cases reported.

 

Travellers from China have been diagnosed with Wuhan Coronavirus in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the US.

 

As Chinese New Year on 25 January approaches, record numbers of travellers are expected in the region.

 

John Grant of the schedule analysts, OAG, has looked at the number of seats on flights departing from Wuhan in the first three months of 2020. He said: “Nearly 90 per cent of all capacity offered is to other cities in China.

 

Full story: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/coronavirus-china-wuhan-thailand-flights-virus-symptoms-deaths-a9295871.html

 

-- INDEPENDENT 2020-01-23

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Wuhan has now been closed down with all transport shut off after several deaths over night, maybe Thailand needs to stop travelers at the border to do health checks etc as well to avoid this from beco

Might as well add a contagious virus to go along with water shortage...beach pollution...dangerous levels of air pollution and Immigration Officers that welcome expatss like family...☺

I’m not panicking. I’m simply taking prudent measures to guard my own health. I don’t understand your reference to the common cold. The jury is out as to the mortality rate of this new virus. It could

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already reported a kid arrived on the 21st to Phuket with symptoms of the virus
https://www.thephuketnews.com/chinese-boy-10-lands-in-phuket-suspected-of-carrying-wuhan-flu-74488.php?fbclid=IwAR24QqplhyqwwC1qoh5sV9sSXy-1oU2HmfWXkUPEhmnoYpsn8Fzf8qsATDA

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1 hour ago, crazygreg44 said:

John Grant of the schedule analysts, OAG, has looked at the number of seats on flights departing from Wuhan in the first three months of 2020 "

 

how can he check the first 3 months of this year at the end of January ?

Seats on planned(?) flights.

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2 hours ago, crazygreg44 said:

John Grant of the schedule analysts, OAG, has looked at the number of seats on flights departing from Wuhan in the first three months of 2020 "

 

how can he check the first 3 months of this year at the end of January ?

 

Yes, there is a quarantaine imposed by now over the province of Wuhan, yet it seems that many people from there were already travelling by the time the quarantaine was established. Happy Chinese New Year, though !

He's looking at forward bookings. Y'know, people who have yet to travel.

 

Wuhan is not a province. It's the capital city of Hebei province.

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Wuhan is QUARANTINED: Ground zero for deadly coronavirus halts all travel in AND out of the city after the CDC begins screening at five US airports as the disease MUTATES after killing 17 and infecting up to 10,000 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7916223/US-forces-passengers-Wuhan-China-change-flights-screened-coronavirus.html

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28 minutes ago, dcnx said:

Yes. The entire city is on lockdown as of this morning. It’s probably a lot worse than they are telling the world.
 

Looking forward to the TAT spin on this.

 

14 minutes ago, sungod said:

Why? If the Chinese Government is not telling the truth how would TAT know?

 

 

Whatever spin TAT want to put on it, and whatever the Chinese want to say the fact is that the World Health Organisation are deeply involved in it and not from arms length. On the ground. There's representatives at every press conference.

 

It was the WHO who said close the city, and the Chinese closed the city, despite the fact that it's CNY tomorrow.

 

How you can manage to get TAT in the mix I don't know but if that's your axe, feel free to grind it.

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14 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

Wuhan is QUARANTINED: Ground zero for deadly coronavirus halts all travel in AND out of the city after the CDC begins screening at five US airports as the disease MUTATES after killing 17 and infecting up to 10,000 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7916223/US-forces-passengers-Wuhan-China-change-flights-screened-coronavirus.html

Another UK tabloid. Tomorrows chip wrapper we said in the days of newspapers being an entity.

 

Correct on the death toll, 'up to' means they don't know how many infected. It's around 473 as of last night.

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12 minutes ago, Ramen087 said:

This is a very serious situation. 547 cases have been confirmed. In China alone! It takes time to check that many people. In the meantime, those people have been interacting with the neighbors, acquaintances, business colleagues etc. They’ve been taking planes, buses, autos, taxis...and touching a lot of things that multiple people handle.  Like a steering wheel, condiments in restaurants, suitcase handles, tray tables and arm rests, and touch screens...  if the virus has mutated, you can double the exponential rate of growth... wear a mask, wash your hands, Carry hand sanitizers, and avoid crowds, if you can. This is no joke. Dismissal of initial warnings turn small outbreaks into epidemics, and epidemics into pandemics. 

Not really, Common cold kills approx 70,000 with cases a year globally, flu variations many more... biggest problem is its Chinese new year and what that means for travel. 

 

 A town 7 km from where the virus was discovered in Wuhan had a state run banquet with 100,000 people eating off of the same dishes. This was 2 days after 49 cases were confirmed in Wuhan. Bet that helped it along. 

 

You can panic if you like. 

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Come on TAT, get your collective fingers out.

 

This is a perfect opportunity to increase tourist arrivals.

 

Perhaps a free bottle of ice, cold Corona beer to cool their massive temperatures.

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39 minutes ago, Traubert said:

Another UK tabloid. Tomorrows chip wrapper we said in the days of newspapers being an entity.

 

Correct on the death toll, 'up to' means they don't know how many infected. It's around 473 as of last night.

I'd rather listen to the DM than you. 

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