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I heard about this too, probably a smart move.

 

We should be one of the first in thailand along with other islands to reduce infections to 0'

 

Its hot, humid and ultraviolet light is at its strongest here. I think we will be in a better position than most places

 

I doubt they will ban flights out (hopefully). Its not like we have Wuhan style of infections rates.

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Its reported in the 2 local English newspapers online.

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Only a few hours notice is not exactly good management

 

There are probably a fair few tourists departing from BKK next week and hoping to drive out/get coaches....They will be in full panic mode

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1 minute ago, hydraides said:

Only a few hours notice is not exactly good management

 

There are probably a fair few tourists departing from BKK next week and hoping to drive out/get coaches....They will be in full panic mode

Why would there still be tourists milling about....really

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Not just tourista, any foreign national even working here is probably hoping to get home but flight price the last few days have been £700+ one way to UK/America so they might have booked for next week when they were cheaper

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5 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Why would there still be tourists milling about....really

well a lot of tourists came to Thailand in the last two weeks from the west to specificity ride out the pandemic. 

 

but they might be OK with being locked on the island.

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3 minutes ago, hydraides said:

Only a few hours notice is not exactly good management

 

There are probably a fair few tourists departing from BKK next week and hoping to drive out/get coaches....They will be in full panic mode

I can of course understand that it sucks for the affected people, and i would hate if this happened to me.

But actually it's good management, this is how it has to be done to prevent spreading of the virus.

Bad management is what happened in Bangkok. They closed everything without locking down the city, which caused thousands or maybe millions of potentially infected people to travel across the country and spread the virus everywhere.

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URGENT: If you are a tourist in Khao Lak or anywhere in Phang Nga and you plan to leave #Thailand from Phuket Airport, you should immediately pack your bags, check out of your hotel and head for Phuket. The island will be in lockdown one minute after midnight tonight #COVID19

 

from Richard Barrow just now.

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:huh: they could have give people at least 24 hours to prepare. However can we still fly domestic, Thai Airways to Bangkok?

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Felt

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5 minutes ago, Felt 35 said:

:huh: they could have give people at least 24 hours to prepare. However can we still fly domestic, Thai Airways to Bangkok?

Thanks

Felt

The flights im checking from phuket out of the country, that go through bkk, are 700$ usd for the phuket-bkk part

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26 minutes ago, hydraides said:

I heard about this too, probably a smart move.

 

We should be one of the first in thailand along with other islands to reduce infections to 0'

 

Its hot, humid and ultraviolet light is at its strongest here. I think we will be in a better position than most places

 

I doubt they will ban flights out (hopefully). Its not like we have Wuhan style of infections rates.

This is getting crazy....Hey lets just lock everyone up in iron and chains 23 hours a day...Hey good idea if it helps slow down virus......

 

Doctor Says........Yes the operation was very successful, but unfortunately the patient died...

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10 minutes ago, jackdd said:

I can of course understand that it sucks for the affected people, and i would hate if this happened to me.

But actually it's good management, this is how it has to be done to prevent spreading of the virus.

Bad management is what happened in Bangkok. They closed everything without locking down the city, which caused thousands or maybe millions of potentially infected people to travel across the country and spread the virus everywhere.

Sorry but how can you call it good management when they had the option to block the Chi from flying in here two months ago.  Greed its what this is about but now the season is over anyway so let the numbers roll. Btw, Its said by people who know more about the situation than most of us that there are and underreporting on at least 20000 cases in Thailand, and counting.

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5 minutes ago, bearpolar said:

The flights im checking from phuket out of the country, that go through bkk, are 700$ usd for the phuket-bkk part

Domestic to Bangkok I think was Thb 2780,- 😐

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