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If you are currently here you can self isolate , the safest option for reducing the chances of getting infected.   On a crowded airplane , sitting with hundreds of other people in very close

No problem, but then there is no need to complain. Or maybe that is deep rooted in the culture?

Thailand is the lesser of two evils, better to stay and jump through the hoops

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1 hour ago, SwampyThai said:

now the moaning old gits have no excuse to return to the UK and start whining as soon as they step off the plane

Why would they be stepping off the plane if as you say they have "no excuse to return to the UK"?Perhaps before you start moaning and whining you could learn some comprehension skills.

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33 minutes ago, hobobo said:

Having worked at an Embassy many years ago (though not in the Consular Section), I still find it unbelievable that so many people in general, and TVF members in particular, believe that the Embassy's main role is to be a mummy to everyone who is as irresponsible as possible and who IMHO, should never have left the home shores.

I can imagine the hate mail that will surely follow, but after reading the constant barrage for many years, I had to have my say.

Most people don't realise and especially here blame them for the income letters being stopped. Let some of them be arrested and imprisoned then see their attitudes change. I find they have been outstanding during this crisis with updates etc

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54 minutes ago, MasterBaker said:

Please name one reason to go to UK from Thailand

No visa extension because of bureaucrat IO, only after march 1 automatically but not before

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3 hours ago, clarky cat said:

Thailand is the lesser of two evils, better to stay and jump through the hoops

Unless one risks running out of money, which is I think at the root of why so many farang run into big problems in the LOS. Lots of tourists in Thailand will have "limited resources".

(No s**t Sherlock!😀).

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1 hour ago, MasterBaker said:

Please name one reason to go to UK from Thailand

Well if u die in UK from virus u'll get buried , rather than burnt.

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57 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

It's like being in the army, you know that the soldiers are deeply unhappy when they stop complaining.

At least it´s quiet.

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4 minutes ago, OneeyedJohn said:

Well if u die in UK from virus u'll get buried , rather than burnt.

...we're not gonna have to potentially part with our life savings to get treatment!😀

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1 hour ago, SwampyThai said:

Good news for all us expats, now the moaning old gits have no excuse to return to the UK and start whining as soon as they step off the plane whilst the rest of us can carry on enjoying life in a country we have chosen to live in. Yes, life in Thailand is somewhat different to the UK but that is the reason we decided to live here. 

yeah, everybody who choses to stay (because its safer hereetc) should officially now shut the <deleted> up complaining about Thailand. Would be a nice change, adult ppl who chose for something and NOT complaining about their own choiche...like living in Thailand.

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3 minutes ago, misterphil said:

Statistics show far less cases in Thailand than the UK. The NHS is run ragged with hospitals flooded with Corona patients. If you know of any health workers in the UK discuss the situation with them before leaving. 
 

 

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Not play down your chart, but I check this daily / weekly against my own country's daily numbers and they are not always current or correct.

 

The big issue i worry about is these tables are based on reporting.

 

I suspect just on scaling factors that Thailand with a population of 60 million the numbers for Thailand in this table just don't add up. 

 

Although the chart below is early March 2020 until you see Thailand here with a comparison of test cases with countries of similar populations the numbers of infected cases reported by Thailand will not be representative of the actual infections. 

 

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Take a look at the H1N1 Thailand facts as a comparison. 

 

For the 2009 H1N1 virus, the mean Ro (R-nought) value was 1.46, according to a review published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases. For the novel coronavirus, the R-nought value is estimated to be between 2 and 2.5, at the moment. 

 

There is another important factor called the SI index, the spread of number of days an infected person transmits the virus to other persons. 

 

A high R0 and low SI causes a spike in infections (Italy); a low R0 with a high SI spreads out the infection over a longer period; not an expert but maybe Thailand has a low R0 and a high SI, by luck or chance and the higher number of infection are still coming?

 

I certainly hope I am wrong but an explosion of the number of infected people in Thailand is possibly on the horizon. 

 

That said, I am staying put in Thailand as I believe any travel and unnecessary contact with people will only increase the chance of contracting COVID-19. 

 

Good bless everyone and keep yourself and families safe. 

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Once again-as per another thread-this message is aimed at short term tourists who may possibly become effected/stranded due to travel and visa restrictions.

 

If you are longer term it is up to you what you do.

 

 

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