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11 hours ago, baansgr said:

You were at mo chit bus station....I don't even wanna read your post, it may be infected. Good luck

i use AVG anti-virus to scan each post and then CCleaner to clean up after i've finished reading it.

 

(clean) fingers crossed that will keep me safe.

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12 minutes ago, finy said:

Honestly, I'm a little bit shocked with myself. When I look at the dates on the internet talking about dangers and quarantines etc they're way back in early March.

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Don't beat yourself up over it, the guys in that German Big Brother house only found out about CV19 recently and of course POTUS hasn't got a clue even now.

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It could be soon you will not be able to travel from province to province 

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2 hours ago, UbonThani said:

How could anyone with internet access not know about Corona lockdowns? Amazing.

First and last time i every visited Koh Samui way back in 2004 it was totally encircled with bars, hotels and girly bars. Now? well my guess anyone going to stay there has internet connectivity at about #43 on their 'nice to have' list.

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1 hour ago, Captain Monday said:

Mindboggling. Must be same as  tourists who still rent jet skis and follow touts to gem shops. 

Right on Captain ... following a tout to a gem shop on a jetski is sheer MADNESS ... but you still see a lot of it ... what's wrong with these people? why don't they follow the tout in a tuk-tuk same as us normal folk?

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11 minutes ago, pdtokyo said:

i use AVG anti-virus to scan each post and then CCleaner to clean up after i've finished reading it.

 

(clean) fingers crossed that will keep me safe.

Thailand has 827 cases + 4 deaths as of today.

 

It's been claimed monks first brought it back from Malaysia and it was passed to hundreds of people at a boxing match.

 

Mo Chit is one bus station in a country with tens of millions of citizens. There are other big bus stations in Bangkok and a train station. And there is of course BTS and MRT.

 

Employees in Mo Chit work really hard to keep people safe. They have paper on every second seat so people can't sit close to each other, I didn't see anyone without a mask, they record the temperature of everything coming in, and they used hand sanitizer non-stop.

 

You're scaremongering people into thinking Mo Chit is dangerous when at most a few cases probably originated there and zero deaths.

 

And this has been going on for a few months now.

 

Go easy with attacking places and their employees.

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10 minutes ago, pdtokyo said:

First and last time i every visited Koh Samui way back in 2004 it was totally encircled with bars, hotels and girly bars. Now? well my guess anyone going to stay there has internet connectivity at about #43 on their 'nice to have' list.

Exactly.

 

Samui is one of the only places I can recall from memory where nobody walks around with their head in phones or sits in resturants/coffee shops with friends glued to their screens.

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11 minutes ago, finy said:

Thailand has 827 cases + 4 deaths as of today.

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Go easy with attacking places and their employees.

... i think you responded to the wrong post there old chap ... my post #50 has nothing to do with death or attacking anything. I am a positive and life-affirming type of individual.

 

Just lay off the bat-blaming OK?

 

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1 minute ago, pdtokyo said:

... i think you responded to the wrong post there old chap ... my post #50 has nothing to do with death or attacking anything. I am a positive and life-affirming type of individual.

Yeah it was the guy you quoted.

 

I just didn't go back to find the original.

 

It's just my opinion anyway, people can think what they like.

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1 minute ago, finy said:

Yeah it was the guy you quoted.

 

I just didn't go back to find the original.

 

It's just my opinion anyway, people can think what they like.

 

wow finy, what did you take on that island? can you even remember? the only guy i quoted was you!

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13 hours ago, finy said:

I didn’t realise the city was on lockdown.

 

Can anyone please provide a link to the rules you need to follow?

 

I’m on my phone and it’s hard to find anything.

 

I was expecting to arrive at the bus station and get songthaew to city center like usual.

 

I can walk but will I be fined for being outdoors?

 

Will I be able to find any guest houses I can book into?

I you didn´t realized that yet, you must have been living in a cave. Sorry!

 

The guidelines of the curfew is supposed to be published today. Just check here on TVF and the english news.

 

I you arrive you will have to walk to accomodation. Daytime probably no curfew too.

 

There will be plenty of accomodation. It´s not really high season now.

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7 minutes ago, finy said:

Yeah it was the guy you quoted.

 

I just didn't go back to find the original.

 

It's just my opinion anyway, people can think what they like.

Yeah, don’t stress.

Just get a room, where you’ve stayed before might be helpful for you.

Get a room and hunker down, nice low profile...

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40 minutes ago, finy said:

You're scaremongering people into thinking Mo Chit is dangerous when at most a few cases probably originated there and zero deaths.


The photos of the crowds at Mo Chit trying to get out of Bangkok is what has alarmed everyone. Regardless of whether they placed a sheet of paper on alternate seats, what is scary is the thought of all these potentially infected people flooding out all over Thailand, just when the government is about to ban all inter-province travel. Too late, as usual.
 

 

40 minutes ago, finy said:

Go easy with attacking places and their employees.


Finy, genuine question: do you really not understand what is about to happen in Thailand?

The reputation of "places and their employees" is all about to go up in smoke. People in Thailand will be talking for decades about the stupidity of what was allowed to happen this month and the terrible consequences. 

No one is scaremongering. This is really happening. If you have somehow managed to miss some of the key information, take the time to research it now. I don't know how old you are, hopefully in your 20's, but if you get sick with this thing while in Thailand you could be in real danger of dying, especially once the medical system is overwhelmed. That is what is happening in Italy right now (10% mortality rate). It is absolutely about to happen in Thailand.

At this stage, anyone wandering around in public, or catching buses, or hanging around travel hubs, is almost certainly getting exposed. The people who get exposed today will be dealing with the illness in about two weeks. Most will just have a lousy couple of weeks sweating in a bed, but about 20% will require hospital treatment that simply won't be available by then. Based on what we're seeing in Italy, about half of those people will recover but with permanent organ damage, and the other half will die.

This is serious. I'm not sure I fully understand how you missed something the world has been talking about since the beginning of the year and which was declared an international public health emergency in late January, but, okay. You were unlucky. Well, now you know, or should at least be catching up.

I understand that it must all seem unreal, as if the whole dream will just disappear again, but you need to snap yourself awake in time to make a real decision about where you want to be for this thing. Hastily organized lodgings in Thailand may not be the best place to deal with a prolonged lockdown, never mind the possibility that you might have to go through a serious illness with no medical help. Despite the best efforts of the staff, some of the people who passed through Mo Chit with you today are going to die that way over the coming months.



 

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