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And finally, I would like all foreigners to think of themselves as welcomed guests in these troubling times. We, the Thai people, thank you for your contributions to our society and your never en

Either the government are doing an amazing job at containing the virus or they are lying about the numbers. I cannot believe that the numbers are so low compared with the rest of the world.

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a curfew will be imposed from 22.00hrs to 04.00hrs throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. There will be exceptions for necessary cases, medical personnel, bank staff

 

Why would an exception be put in place for bank staff, aa group of people who would never work (or even be travelling to work) within the hours of the curfew?

Of all the businesses in Thailand, banks would be one of the few that would not be affected by the curfew hours.

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37 minutes ago, Bert got kinky said:

 

a curfew will be imposed from 22.00hrs to 04.00hrs throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. There will be exceptions for necessary cases, medical personnel, bank staff

 

Why would an exception be put in place for bank staff, aa group of people who would never work (or even be travelling to work) within the hours of the curfew?

Of all the businesses in Thailand, banks would be one of the few that would not be affected by the curfew hours.

Bank staff do work during those hours.  They are the ones that deal with international transfers and have to interact with the banks in Europe and in the US.  You have to remember the time differences.

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11 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Bank staff do work during those hours.  They are the ones that deal with international transfers and have to interact with the banks in Europe and in the US.  You have to remember the time differences.

 

Point taken.

I presumed that they were talking about tellers and the other bank staff that you only see during normal opening hours.

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7 hours ago, Liverpoolfan said:
8 hours ago, webfact said:

Dear Thai people

This message just for Thais then?

Thought it would be. 

Didn't you notice that this was an English-language version of his announcement, do you really think that it was, therefore, intended just for Thais?  

 

Why don't you try contravening it and making that known if you think it's only for Thai people?  Does Boris Johnson not refer to "the British people" and Trump to "the American people", etc., for example?  Why, then, shouldn't Prayut refer to the citizens of the country of which he is PM as "Thai people"?

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7 hours ago, TopDeadSenter said:
8 hours ago, webfact said:

But the ultimate goal is to eliminate this virus from Thailand as soon as we can so that everyone can be safe. Therefore, we cannot be careless, and we must prevent new infections and reduce the number of all infected persons to “zero”. 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it the case that we are almost all going to catch this virus at some stage, and the shutdowns and social distancing around the world are only to slow the spread and ensure emergency services and hospitals aren't totally overwhelmed? I never heard anybody(other than Prayuth here, and young idealistic foreigners on our local community forum) claim they can shove the genie back into the bottle.

He didn't claim that he could do that.   He said that "...we must prevent new infections and reduce the number of all infected persons to “zero”...".  You disagree with that sentiment?

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10 minutes ago, Bert got kinky said:

 

Point taken.

I presumed that they were talking about tellers and the other bank staff that you only see during normal opening hours.

Yes, I had figured that was what many people would think as well.  If I did not have friends who work in the industry then I wouldn't have had any idea either. By the way not sure how the Philippines call center workers, who work at night and deal with the U.S. Banking as well as the Insurance companies taking calls for Anthem Blue Cross, American Express, among others are able to stay up and running with the lock down there President has in place.  If they are not working then the whole thing collapses, as payments can not be processed or folks getting treatment as they can not be approved for whatever there insurance covers. 

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6 hours ago, jimmjam said:
6 hours ago, Matzzon said:

Why would he talk about Immigration issues when he is addressing the country and his people. That is the job of Immigration, and they have provided information. You are assumed to be able to read when travelling to a foreign country. You are also assumed to know what department that are dealing with what issues. Otherwise you can always ask the authorities.

Because his spokesperson said he would address it thats why

Did you read the start of his speech..."Dear Thai people"?

Presumably, you did, so why, exactly, do you think that he should talk about Immigration issues in an announcement addressed to Thais?  How do Immigration arrangements affect Thais?

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I will oversee this issue directly.. thank god thought we were going to be in trouble for a nano or two🤔

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Great speech. Motivating with leadership. And the Thai govt very hospitable .
Our Aussie PM has told visitors innAustralia to <deleted> off, in a nice but firm manner! 

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A lot of  this is nothing more than lip  service.

My  house was visited today by the head of  the  village, 3  people all close together standing at the gate asking my maid/gardener if they could test them with the temperature scanner  gun etc.

Then in the  full sun  they checked their temperatures and said 35c pass?

My staff said  what about the  Farang here? no they said just leave it.

So there  was  no social distancing  of  the 3 people who  arrived, two together on the same motorbike, the  temperatures were  taken outdoors  in full sun and said 35c  which must be wrong and  no  need to check the Farang.

In effect they are  helping to spread  the virus by visiting everyone's  house and without the  correct procedure.

I suspect they  will  now  announce they have tested  all  the  villages nationwide!

 

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My wife has a lady helping her make face masks and mrs vogie said we have a fish tank to give away as she is tired of cleaning the algae from the glass. The helper has a brother in the Thai police and said he would have it, the brother and police friend visited later that day to view the tank, whilst there he put his hand out to shake my hand, my immediate reaction was to go into wai mode. There was no social distancing at all between wifey, her friend and the two policemen, god help us all.😟

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

I ensure you that we have enough medicines for the treatment of the virus and we have a plan ready to acquire more from overseas should the situation escalate.

Really? Why doesn't the rest of the world have this?

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