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Number of Covid-19 cases unchanged at 33, says health ministry

 

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The Ministry of Public Health briefed the press today (February 14) on the latest data of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in Thailand.

 

“A female Chinese tourist infected with the virus was discharged today as she had fully recovered,” said permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Kanjanapimai. “Accumulated cases of Covid-19 remain unchanged at 33, with 20 tested positive for infection, while 13 have fully recovered and discharged”.

 

Among those hospitalised, two suffer from ARDS [Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome] and have been treated with ECMO [Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation]. Both are in stable conditions, he added.

 

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul said the Thais brought back from Wuhan and placed in quarantine were in good health and spirit. “The quarantine period will end in five days, and I will personally pay them a visit before they return home,” he said.

 

When asked about the Seabourn Ovation cruise ship that docked in Phuket yesterday, Anutin said passengers on board were scheduled to disembark in Thailand on the same day, unlike the Westerdam cruise ship which the government denied docking.

 

“The ship operator had sent us the docking schedule, list of passengers along with their physical exam results before it entered Thai waters,” he said.

 

“Most importantly, the ministry’s Department of Disease Control dispatched medical staff to screen all passengers before allowing them to disembark in Phuket”.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382139

 

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Isn’t there a poster on here who has been told ( by some hospital here ) that he has it ??

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3 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

 

If it's true then they did not count him and sent him back home in self quarantine. 

Surprised the freaking health minister didn't have him deported 😄

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It's likely that, upon the orders of Anutin, they stopped the count at 33 and diagnose further cases as dengue fever or similar.

 

Which is what Indonesia is thought of doing, with ZERO cases and a tourist destination like Bali.

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6 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Number of Covid-19 cases unchanged at 33, says health ministry

 

I wish I could believe that.

bzw: The health ministry is this the ministry with that infamous boss?

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Quick !  Go stand outside  any  mortuary of  choice and point to  the  body bags !

Grow  up ! Proliferating or  not  it  is no more lethal  than influenza unless  you are a  decrepit  old  fart.

 

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So Mr Paranoid 'Get out of Thailand if you're not wearing a mask' must be mistaken by saying farang spreading sicknesses by not wearing them ? 

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Did not see an update on TV but news reports China reported over 5,000 new cases yesterday.

Not even close to slowing down.

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A Google  translation of an article published today in a French economic newspaper :

But other than that, all is well in the land of the frozen smile

 

" The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), behind these figures, also reported that "70 airlines have canceled all international flights to and from China" and "50 other airlines have reduced their flying activities. "
The epidemic of the new coronavirus has resulted in "a potential reduction of $ 4 billion to $ 5 billion" in revenues for airlines around the world, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Thursday in a statement.

As a result, this resulted in "an 80% reduction in foreign air capacity for travelers to and from China and a 40% reduction in air capacity for Chinese airlines," according to preliminary estimates by the organization. "

 

https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/covid-19-4-a-5-milliards-de-dollars-de-pertes-pour-les-compagnies-aeriennes-839751.html#xtor=EPR-2-[l-actu-du-jour]-20200214

 

 

Part of China, the epidemic of coronavirus, now called "Covid-19" by the WHO, constitutes a "very serious threat to the rest of the world" and the virus must be considered by the international community as "the public enemy number one, ( So I guess Thailand is not part of the "rest of the world" "said director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.

Speaking at a seminar attended by more than 400 researchers and representatives of national health authorities in Geneva, the number one of the World Health Organization called for sharing of samples of the virus and an acceleration of research treatments and vaccines.

"With 99% of the cases recorded in China, this remains essentially an emergency for this country but which represents a very serious threat for the rest of the world", he underlined.

"We hope that one of the results of this meeting will be a roadmap on which researchers and donors can align themselves," he added, adding that a vaccine could be discovered within 18 months.

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