Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

Covid-19: Thais warned about cheap foreign travel - is it worth the risk?

Recommended Posts

Covid-19: Thais warned about cheap foreign travel - is it worth the risk?

 

plane.jpg

File photo

 

Thais have been warned about taking advantage of cheap foreign travel packages.

 

They may wind up infected with Covid-19 or have to go into quarantine on their return.

 

The advice from the Thai health ministry is think twice or even, don't go.

 

Health officials on Wednesday announced details of the three new cases found in Thailand that brings the official tally to 40.

 

Two of the new patients, all Thai nationals, had returned from vacation in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and came into contact with the third, health officials said. 

 

Meanwhile, of the new cases announced on Tuesday, Dr Sukhum Kanjanaphimai said that the first case was a 31 year old housewife who works at home and who had not been anywhere. However a family member who currently does not have the disease returned from a trip to Guangzhou in China.

 

This person and all others in the family are being closely monitored as are those of the other case just detected - a 29 year old Thai man who has worked with Chinese tourists.

 

Replying to reporters' questions Dr Sukhum said it was normal that not all people in a family would show symptoms at the same time. And some may not show symptoms at all.

 

Out of the 40 confirmed cases 22 have gone home, while the others are being treated in hospitals, he said.

 

Since the start of the outbreak in early January 1,580 people have been closely monitored for possible coronavirus but the great majority of these had fever associated with normal flu. Some 1,160 of these have now gone home.

 

The country remains on Level 2 and should continue to take sensible precautions like the wearing of masks.

 

Dr Thawee Chotpithayasunon of the national communicative diseases center warned people about taking advantage of cheap foreign holidays being offered online.

 

People could get infected and those who holidayed in affected regions may have to go into quarantine on return.

 

Such trips are being offered to countries like Japan and are referred to as "Profile Mai" (profile burn) in Thai and are proving popular at the moment especially with Thai school holidays on the horizon.

 

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-02-26
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here we go people gloves and face masks at all times .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless I have missed the memo, why are some news reports on here calling it the original name of coronavirus, and others calling it COVID 19? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

Unless I have missed the memo, why are some news reports on here calling it the original name of coronavirus, and others calling it COVID 19? 

COVID-19.

The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros told reporters. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreak.”

Tedros said the agency wanted to avoid stigmatizing a country or particular group, so it chose a name that did not refer to a geographical location, animals, an individual or a group of people

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah but there are only a hand full of Chinese visiting now. Can't be any worry in that!

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

Yeah but there are only a hand full of Chinese visiting now. Can't be any worry in that!

It's now more or so the other travellers like Thai's and others flying in from know infected countries/regions as of late.

 

I almost booked some flights out back to our homeland, but decided as much as the sale prices were attractive, better be held up here with the buffaloes for now.

Edited by 4MyEgo
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Scouse123 said:

Every argument they put forward for Thais not to travel abroad can be used equally by foreigners in their own countries  not to visit Thailand.

In general people traveling caused the outbreak to spread.

Not so easy to ban travel....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...