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Thailand to screen arrivals from China as tally of virus infections hits 14

 

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Health workers use infrared thermometers to check the temperature of tourists who arrive at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, January 25, 2020. Picture taken January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand announced plans on Tuesday to screen all arrivals from China for symptoms of a deadly virus and confirmed six more infections among such visitors, taking the southeast Asian nation's tally to 14, health officials said.

 

The new strain of coronavirus claimed its first victim in Beijing, the Chinese capital, taking the death toll to 106 as infections reached 4,515, although there have been no deaths outside China.

 

Five victims among Thailand's new cases, aged between 6 and 70, came from China's central province of Hubei, and belonged to the same family, health official Tanarak Plipat, told reporters, and the sixth from southwestern Chongqing province.

 

One passenger from among the family of seven travelling together was taken to hospital after showing symptoms on arrival, added Tanarak, the deputy director-general of the department of disease control.

 

The other four of the family were quarantined after showing symptoms following monitoring, he added.

 

"Now we will expand screening to all Chinese from China and prepare equipment to screen 100%," said Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the permanent secretary of the public health ministry.

 

Thailand had earlier screened passengers only from China's central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, its southern city of Guangzhou and northeastern Changchun across five airports, from Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok to those at Chiang Mai, Don Mueng, Phuket and Krabi.

 

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

 

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2 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

so thailand is now on the same exponential path as china: 1, 2, 5, 8, 14, ??

 

same virus so same result?

 

 

us is on the same path, 5 cases

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5 minutes ago, simtemple said:

Every person infected infects another 2.6. At present, no cases have been reported in the Philippines. ThaiVisa is blocking communications from outside Thailand. Why? 

Au contrere, three cases reported in Cebu.

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7 minutes ago, zydeco said:

Until this all shakes out, one way or another, I shall:

 

1) Not get on the BTS

2) Not go to CTW or Paragon or any other mall (Would have included IconSiam, but I've never been there anyway

3) Prepare my food at home

4) Restrict taxis to a minimum and avoid buses

5) Not get on the MRT

6) Limit my range to 2 or 3 km of home and the nearest Foodland and 7 Elevens

7) Watch movies at home

8 ) Read more books

9) Finish the four articles I've been working on.

 

See you on the other side.

 

 

10. Swimming goggles and N95 face mask. Chinese doctor reported contracting Coronavirus through his eyes

11. Leave Thailand for the Philippines and never return. 

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8 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

so thailand is now on the same exponential path as china: 1, 2, 5, 8, 14, ??

 

same virus so same result?

R0 2.6 so ... something like 36, 95,246,639,1663,4324 and so on. Of course it'll be more since they let in people from Wuhan for days and many are walking around still in the incubation period.

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2 minutes ago, simtemple said:

11. Leave Thailand for the Philippines and never return. 

Do that and you'll need to go through immigration lines and the airport. I ain't gonna do that either.

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