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Thai evacuation plans on hold as ‘China confident it can control the situation’

By The Nation

 

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The plan to evacuate Thais stranded in China's Wuhan city are on hold after discussions with Chinese officials, Tana Weskosith, deputy permanent secretary, said. The Rapid Response Centre (RRC) has been working on an evacuation plan amid the coronavirus epidemic situation in China.

 

After the members exchanged data and plans to assist Thais in the risk areas of China, the Thai and Chinese governments discussed closely the care of Thai people in China, Tana said. 

 

China is confident that it can look after Thai people and confirmed that they could control the epidemic situation, he added.

 

“China has absolute restrictions on entry and exit from Wuhan and does not allow anyone to travel in and out in order to strictly control the spread of the coronavirus. Thailand has to strictly comply with such a measure. Therefore, we cannot fly the C-130 plane to pick up our people, but, what we have to do is to rehearse the guidelines and prepare measures to be ready if and when the evacuation plan is allowed by China,” Tana said.

 

He added that the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing has advised all Thais to avoid risky crowded areas and to immediately contact authorities if they suspect infection with the virus. Nine other Thai embassies have published the same advice.

 

There are 64 Thais in Wuhan city, including 49 students, while in other cities of Hubei province there are 18 Thais.

 

However, embassy officers have not been able to reach Wuhan city. The officers are trying to send food, medicine and masks to all Thais but it has to be verified by Chinese officers.

 

Director-General of the Department of Consular Affairs, Chatri Archjananun, said that all Thais in Wuhan city now are in contact with embassy officers via the WeChat application. They have also invited a doctor from the Thai Public Health Ministry to give advice over the chat application.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381168

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

However, embassy officers have not been able to reach Wuhan city. The officers are trying to send food, medicine and masks to all Thais but it has to be verified by Chinese officers.

"Verified?" is that the new name for "confiscated" and "kept by the locals for themselves?"

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Sounds like there is an echo in control how reassuring 🤔

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Outbreaks in 17 countries, 131 dead, nearly 6000 infections.  Exponential infection rate.  Going spiffy so far.

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Few people are aware that the use of soap to wash hands in China is almost none existent.  Resources state that even most hospitals do not have soap available.  A "Five Star Hotel" is the usual exception.  How then do people not spread germs?  You can wear all the layers of masks in the world and still the hand-to-mouth, and hand-to-eyes will be the apparent loophole which will continue to spread the latest epidemic.  No one seems to ever bring this up anywhere.

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I prefer reading that than "64 Thais evacuated from Wuhan and released after fever check"

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It's really starting to be clear where the ruling Sino-Thais got their 'confidence' from.

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On 1/28/2020 at 4:29 PM, scubascuba3 said:

Evacuating people back to their countries just seems a good way to spread corona

Exactly... I think the Thai government ditched those people! hahahaha

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This is not what I read, other Countries are making headway in airlifting there Citizens back to there own Countries, why is Thailand so behind in dealing with this, oh,, I forgot, it doesn't care about its own citizens. 

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3 hours ago, Soikhaonoiken said:

This is not what I read, other Countries are making headway in airlifting there Citizens back to there own Countries, why is Thailand so behind in dealing with this, oh,, I forgot, it doesn't care about its own citizens. 

Kowtowing, more like. Anyway, I'm confused: 

Thais in Wuhan to be evacuated Saturday

By The Nation

 

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On 1/28/2020 at 2:49 PM, webfact said:

Thai evacuation plans on hold as ‘China confident it can control the situation’

China/Thai same same but (no) different... both (clowns) confident that all is under control...... and yet infected cases numbers raises on a daily/hourly basis, but ALL under control

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The BKK Post had an online article yesterday quoting Prawit as saying a chartered plane was going to leave Thailand for China today (Saturday) to pick up and return about 65 Thais from the Wuhan area.

 

The article said they would be tested and any with any symptoms would be placed on a 14 day quarantine once back in Thailand.

 

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2 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

The BKK Post had an online article yesterday quoting Prawit as saying a chartered plane was going to leave Thailand for China today (Saturday) to pick up and return about 65 Thais from the Wuhan area.

 

The article said they would be tested and any with any symptoms would be placed on a 14 day quarantine once back in Thailand.

Those without symptoms will each be given a commemoration wristwatch

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