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Here's a recap as of Jan. 30 of countries that have imposed bans or signif. restrictions on incoming travel by Chinese citizens.

 

https://qz.com/1793858/wuhan-virus-borders-closed-airlines-cancel-china-flights/

 

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Here’s a list of moves to restrict entry for Chinese nationals:

Mongolia: Closed China border crossings

Philippines: Halted visas on arrival for Chinese nationals

Hong Kong: Closing direct trains and ferries; closing some border crossings; Beijing to halt individual visitor permits starting Jan. 30

Kazakhstan: Closed all transport links and stopped visa issuance to Chinese nationals

Macau: Suspended individual visitors from mainland China; suspended ferries to Hong Kong

Nepal: Sealed border with China for two weeks from Jan. 29

North Korea: Closed its borders to all foreign tourists

Russia: Banned Chinese tour groups, closed Far Eastern borders; suspends e-visas for Chinese nationals

Taiwan: Barred entry to most Chinese nationals

Vietnam: Closed border crossing at Lao Cai to Chinese tourists; visas on arrival suspended for mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong residents

 

 

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5 hours ago, TheFishman1 said:

You already let thousand in so what the real number of people in Thailand that have it now

 

14 + maybe 15 with the PM...

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Sure, don't cancel it and let's keep the Chinese coming in, but they first must be bused and clear customs in the government house.

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WHO have declared an iternational health Emergency.

They raised of it now gaining hold in India and the Philipines. Biggest worry is countries with health services in some countries that would be incapable of handling a lot of sick people. Not the death rate but the ability to properly handle the numbers.

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Wash your hands every time after an errand run. If you wear a mask, cover your nose too. Do not slide it under your jaw like some do or you might get infected from the mask itself. It is not a welder's mask! 

 

You wear it covering your nose or not at all. Take it off starting from both of your ears, no sliding down. Put it outside into a bin. Wash your hands afterwards.

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 Laboratory testing via genetic sequencing from at least two reference laboratories, including the Department of Medical Sciences and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, are required to subsequently confirm 2019-nCoV.

 

https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/file/declaration/declaration_170163.pdf

 

So what I take that to mean is...

 

Let's say someone felt sick, and they went to see a doctor at say Samitivej Hospital just by way of example, and that hospital ended up doing the coronavirus test on the person and it came back positive... And at that point, that person might well be admitted to the hospital there.

 

But then, that case apparently would not be counted in the government's official tally, and the same person's case and test would have to be run again by two other "reference laboratories" -- presumably the government ones mentioned above -- before any final conclusion would be reached.

 

And who knows what the turnaround time for coronavirus testing is running right now at the Thai government reference labs...

 

Meanwhile...some background from the U.S.:

 

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Q: How is coronavirus diagnosed?

A: There’s a sophisticated new test called Reverse Transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), which measures the amount of viral RNA, a chain of cells that carry genetic information, in a patient’s sputum, serum or blood.  That’s why all samples are being shipped to Atlanta and tested at the Centers for Disease Control labs.

  

Once the test is perfected and standardized, it will be released to states. Meanwhile, experts are now trying to build a test that is quicker, easier and cheaper — something like an HIV test, for instance, that can detect simple antibodies.

 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/01/28/coronavirus-what-we-know-now/

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22 minutes ago, tomacht8 said:

The finger scanners of immigration are real virus spreading sources if they are not immediately sterilized every time.

Is that at least done?

of course not

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44 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Here's a recap as of Jan. 30 of countries that have imposed bans or signif. restrictions on incoming travel by Chinese citizens.

 

https://qz.com/1793858/wuhan-virus-borders-closed-airlines-cancel-china-flights/

 

 

Don’t see any western countries taking any significant action in restricting the Chinese. The posters here should concentrate their vitriol on their home countries instead. Thailand doesn’t give a toss as to what expats here think. 

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2 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:

Don’t see any western countries taking any significant action in restricting the Chinese. The posters here should concentrate their vitriol on their home countries instead. Thailand doesn’t give a toss as to what expats here think. 

Not sure i am correct, but it seems that China itself is restricting its nationals to go abroad.

If so, this thread seems to be quite irrelevant.

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