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Covid-19: Italians who caused a panic in Samui report to police - now in hotel self isolation

 

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Channel 7 reported that two young Italians caused a panic on holiday island Koh Samui after it was reported online that they had refused hospital quarantine. 

 

The reality was somewhat different and has been put down to a miscommunication by health officials. 

 

Immigration, the regular police and health authorities were all hunting for them in response to the social media outcry. 

 

Janik A. and Josef G., both 24, contacted the police to say they would go into the Bo Phut police station to report themselves as the online scaremongering included pictures of their passports. 

 

They have now done that and been tested and do not have the virus. 

 

Channel seven quoting their sources said that the two men had gone into Koh Samui Hospital on Saturday wanting to sort out problems with an ankle.

 

Staff at the hospital on finding out they were Italians wanted to get them into quarantine but they did not want to do that and went back to their hotel and subsequently visited tourist sites on the island. 

 

Now after being tested on Monday they have agreed to self isolate at their hotel for 14 days and report their condition/symptoms via the app to health authorities. 

 

The media noted that not one person out of 11,763 arrivals by air or 39,784 who came by ferry to the island who were screened have been found to have the virus.

 

Source: Channel 7

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Ramdas said:

Confusion and mishandling of the current situation is expected to happen in Thailand on a regular basis because of xenophobia and further discrimination towards westerners by the so called health officials 🤦🏻‍♂️
Besides, the name s do not even appear to be Italians either ! 
And they’re not even affected by the virus !!! 

But it is weird that thai coming from korea has to go into quarantine and italians arriving here just can go where they like, even walking into a hospital without wearing mouthmasks.

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2 hours ago, Matzzon said:

So, what do you suggest? If they are as stupid as travelling when a virus is spreading all over the world, then they should have more than only a 14 day punishment according to me.

If they have paid 10,000 Euros or so for flights and accommo dation, it's hard to give that up

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Cat of nine tails. About 10 each 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Now after being tested on Monday they have agreed to self isolate at their hotel for 14 days and report their condition/symptoms via the app to health authorities. 

Knowing this , odds on they will be politely - or not - be asked to leave

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2 hours ago, Matzzon said:

So, what do you suggest? If they are as stupid as travelling when a virus is spreading all over the world, then they should have more than only a 14 day punishment according to me.

They've been tested. Does that imply negative? If so what's the point of isloation for 14 days ?

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5 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

What if they were backpackers and haven't been in Italy for 3 months?

Then they wouldn't have accepted the deal to go into self quarantine.

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