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Koh Samui: Stranded tourists pack out immigration seeking visa extensions - second virus case reported

 

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As Koh Samui reported its second case of coronavirus TNA reported that immigration on the holiday island was dealing with a great many tourists stranded there due to flight cancellations out of Thailand.

 

There were twice as many tourists seeking extensions as usual from Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao prompting officials to expand facilities to help prevent the spread of the virus.

 

Screening was also taking place.

 

The media said that a second case has emerged at Koh Samui Hospital. It is a 61 year old Frenchman who has lived on Samui for 13 years. He arrived back on the island on March 15th after a trip to the Philippines.

 

Earlier in the week another French national who had been on a trip to Europe was confirmed to have coronavirus, notes Thaivisa.

 

Source: TNA

 

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3 minutes ago, Phuketshrew said:

When are Embassies and Consulates here in Thailand from around the world going to pressure the Thai Government to end this madness?

When the people stop queuing like sheep, pick up the phone, and call them to remind them why they are here - to serve their citizens.

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packed out?

 

there are 12 tourists in this picture

 

maybe should have a look at CW this week

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1 hour ago, GeorgeCross said:

packed out?

 

there are 12 tourists in this picture

 

maybe should have a look at CW this week

On a Samui-specific page there's no need.

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1 hour ago, Phuketshrew said:

When are Embassies and Consulates here in Thailand from around the world going to pressure the Thai Government to end this madness?

They'll have started weeks ago.

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if they are infecting a country that is not theirs.... we need new rules

 

every day, 1000 baht for test.  ok, good.  come back tomorrow

apps on their phone for total control

if two phones closer than 2 meters...jail

have the embassy pay for their insurance

 

we all must do some soul searching.  it might be more dangerous in our home country, but there will be positives......let's see what happens in May (not leaving in April)

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34 minutes ago, Chazar said:

stop  spreading  fake  news....................of  course an  amnesty  is  totally not  needed,  i  say  increase reporting to 25  days and  give  daily  extensions  only

What is fake news - that is not possible to get coronavirus from queues like this one?

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Still lots of Bangkok Airways flights arriving and departing Samui all day. But I suppose it's better for the  tourists to stay here than stuck in some hotel in Bangkok waiting for a flight out.

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2 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

When are Embassies and Consulates here in Thailand from around the world going to pressure the Thai Government to end this madness?

you would think they are PAID to do such things , or have the brains

 

or see how their citizen are treated with dis-respect in the media from government people

 

but Embassies do very little, except new passports and some easy letters

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1 hour ago, evadgib said:

On a Samui-specific page there's no need.

 

there's every need - its called perspective.

 

 

 

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