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17 hours ago, Andy from Kent said:

 

I'm going to guess that its to stop the spread of COVIS_19.     But its only a guess.

you missed the point I was trying to make.  If they want to stop the spread, then why is Immigration open, and mass amounts of folks having to go there.  Why is MRT and BTS still operating and why are Offices inside Skyscrapers, with thousands still having to be in close proximity as they come and go along with a recirculating air system still ok.  If they wish to stop the spread, then they need to stop everything.  However, the numbers they are posting as being infected do not warrant the measures taken if the numbers are correct.  It only makes one believe that the numbers are totally made up like TAT's numbers. 

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15 hours ago, totally thaied up said:

Once again today (second day running), I took a chair, sat out the front of my house at 5p.m and watched all the motorcycles ride past, driving down to our market. I could only see from a distance how many bikes and people where there, but the market was heaving with people.

 

For the last 9 days my family has stayed at home. No markets, one trip to Big C to load up on food (9 days ago), so we are following the order. Still, with most of our village out and about in the afternoon, nothing has changed here. Just more people wearing masks. Look, I understand most/all have to work. Miss a few days of pay, and trouble is brewing. Still, I have had friends being told to work for 50% less to keep the companies upright or they will go under. It is all about money and food on the table. Other friends of ours have not worked for the last 14 days and they do not have much in savings.

 

I am starting to wonder why as well for the near total shutdown and limited curfews. Are the numbers really bad enough to shut the full tourism of this country down as other parts of the economy. Something is not making sense. We got guys telling us in the press this is nowhere near good enough, yet my village does not give a damn. So what is really going on?

 

None of this is making sense to me. Yet I look at the UK, US and Italy and all I see is mayhem and I am worried that could happen here. Most my family are old and are at risk. My Father-in-law put a ban on all people coming to our house.

 

What are you to believe. I watched on TV tonight (Thai PBS World) the American Ambassador say the numbers are good in Thailand but others online are saying not enough tests are being done for a true picture. So once again, who or what are we to believe for such wide shut down of tourism. My home country in Australia has just shut its doors on everyone and the restrictions they are putting on people with jail time and fines are harsh to say in the least.

 

None of it makes sense to me at this stage. The world is just one big cluster truck at this time. 

All this seems like window dressing to me.  The time to act was months ago.  Now it will run through the population. 

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In all seriuosness it a very mixed message being sent out. We must have social distancing - at my local 7-11 they have kindly put sticky plastic in on the floor to remind people of this safe distance. The slight fly in the ointment is that he 7-11 sits dead center in the middle of a busy fresh markets where people jostle and bump into each other as they go from stall to stall. I imagine a similar scence is played out in the hundreds of fresh markets all over Bangkok - But what help is social distancing in a 7-11 (or similar)if you need to push past a dozen people to get into it? Very mixed messages. 

 

 

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Don't know why they are worrying about it, if they only test 500 a day, it only rises 100 a day

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It is difficult to understand the logic behind the scattergun approach being used to combat the latest corona virus pandemic.

 

It would make more sense, surely, to focus on protecting the elderly, who account for the overwhelming majority of fatalities, and healthcare workers on the front line.

 

Mass testing the general population may win political leaders brownie points. But since most people with the virus suffer only mild symptoms or none at all, it is arguably not a cost-efficient operation.

 

Minimising contact between the most and least vulnerable will not only reduce the impact of the virus, but also buy time for herd immunity develop while we wait for a safe vaccine. That's why, sadly, I've told my children and grandchildren to keep their distance for a while!

 

 

 

 

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Sod this! I'm off to makro to bulk buy all the toilet tissue.

 

Farangs! Are you with me???!!!

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I live in central Bangkok and walk to work every day, and while the streets are much emptier than normal, there are still lots of people going into their offices and workplaces, including me.  I guess not everyone is able to work from home.  

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20 hours ago, LeamchabangLarry said:

It' time to name and shame publicly these companies and people

ok ,  we agree , off you go  !

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18 hours ago, DrTuner said:

I managed to get my 90d executed by letting a company do it. Now the question is how to disinfect the passport that I've put in a plastic zip bag. I think I'll put it in the sauna in 82 degrees for an hour. Must be covered with SARS-CoV-2 from the IOs and other petri dish occupants.

For those that need to disinfect their passport after an immigration trip: if you do it with heat, beware the cover material likes to warp when heated. Keep an eye on it and put some bookweight on it while cooling, turned out alright. I'm now googling on how to DIY a bio-level 4 lab to keep it contained, in case the viral density in immigration air is at the level where it permeates plastic (would not be surprised).

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Pray tell khun Thanarak, why are you working as well as giving pressers.  Go home.  Speaking in a news conference without a mask can spread this virulent, deadly disease to the reporters who should be at home also.  How irresponsible!

 

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18 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Now the question is how to disinfect the passport that I've put in a plastic zip bag.

Just don't take it out, keep it in there and the bag closed. If anyone needs to seat, they can take it out (and hopefully put it back in).

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2 minutes ago, yuyiinthesky said:

Just don't take it out, keep it in there and the bag closed. If anyone needs to seat, they can take it out (and hopefully put it back in).

Otherwise good but then you'll need to put the zip bag in a new zip bag. Actually... little deeds of revenge are always uplifting. Let 'em fiddle with it.

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21 hours ago, LeamchabangLarry said:

It' time to name and shame publicly these companies and people

Good idea, then I know where I can still go if I need to get something / need something done.

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3 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

If they want to stop the spread, then why is Immigration open, and mass amounts of folks having to go there.

I'll take a swing at this answer:
They don't give a da*n about da*n foreigners.  Foreigners aren't much different than livestock, maybe a step above on the social hierarchy, but still packed into immigration like pigs on a truck headed to slaughter.  
"But foreigners entering the country after March 1st get a freebie extension."
And everybody else needs to show up and scrunch together at Immigration.  Immigration will still be packed to the gills endangering all who most go there.  
Thai authorities can make pronouncements about social distancing until they're blue in the face, but when they dictate that foreigners must pack together at immigration when a blanket national amnesty should be invoked until the 'crisis' is over, then they are simply being both hypocritical and racists, the message being, "If you're not Thai, we don't care if you're exposed to the virus."  And hypocritical as in they proclaim how dangerous the "virulent, killer, deadly virus" is - but don't take any precautions to protect foreign visitors and expats living here. 
Is it a virulent, killer, deadly virus or is it not?  If it is, then it's time to proclaim a blanket amnesty for all foreigners until the official crises and "stay at home" warning have been lifted.  Anything less puts both Thais and foreigners at risk of dying from this deadly, killer virus!

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21 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Contagion raging because employees not sent home: health chief

Could just as well read, "Contagion raging because foreigners are forced to pack together like sardines in a can at Thai Immigration."

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