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1 minute ago, Allset said:

I don’t understand this article says there’s already a curfew so I’m guessing that’s just Bangkok or Pattaya because up here there’s no curfew nor have I heard of one anywhere else except here. 

Nationwide curfew in place 22.00hrs to 04.00hrs 

Some provinces have imposed stricter ones.

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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

I don't believe the 25k figure of tests, made up number i think to try to give the impression they are testing sufficiently

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2 minutes ago, Mattd said:

Nationwide curfew in place 22.00hrs to 04.00hrs 

Some provinces have imposed stricter ones.

And others haven’t imposed it at all like where I live. 

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8 minutes ago, Mattd said:

The biggest issue is cost, we paid in the region of 6,000 Baht per person, your average Thai simply cannot afford this.

Exactly. It's too prohibitive.

 

The other issue is that there aren't enough labs producing the test results. If you're churning out a constant number of results every day then its no surprise the numbers are flat.

 

However this doesn't explain the very low death count.

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3 minutes ago, Allset said:

And others haven’t imposed it at all like where I live. 

Negative, Nationwide it is 22.00 to 04.00, this is for ALL provinces, whether they enforce is a different matter.

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Just now, Mattd said:

Negative, Nationwide it is 22.00 to 04.00, this is for ALL provinces, whether they enforce is a different matter.

Ok well I guess the delivery guys and restaurants didn’t get the memo here then. 

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3 minutes ago, madmitch said:

Exactly. It's too prohibitive.

 

The other issue is that there aren't enough labs producing the test results. If you're churning out a constant number of results every day then its no surprise the numbers are flat.

 

However this doesn't explain the very low death count.

For the testing we had done, the results took about 48 hours to get, due to the lack of labs, then this time is increasing.

The low death rate is puzzling compared to the ones seen in Europe / USA

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9 minutes ago, Mattd said:

Actually, I disagree, I have no idea how the figures are collected or compiled, however I do know that a lot of people are getting tested.

I had cause to get 50 people tested very recently, this was not that easy to organise as all of the hospitals / laboratories are flat out testing, two weeks ago we had to get 6 guys tested as a precaution, our staff spent over 4 hours trying to find a hospital that could accommodate this, some of the bigger hospitals in BKK had several hundreds of people at each hospital waiting on site to be tested per day and were estimating an 8 hour wait at least, the swab tests take less than 3 minutes per person, later on that week we had 4 people go to one of the drive thru testing centres, again in BKK and there were hundreds there also.

Based on this, I would think that 25,000 is on the low side.

The biggest issue is cost, we paid in the region of 6,000 Baht per person, your average Thai simply cannot afford this.

States are testing almost 0.05% and Thailand has tested 0.0003 of their respective populations! Testing is imperative! Somewhat concerned on how this one turns out! I left there about 10 days ago, and returned to Canada. I will return when this blows over as I have a business there. Pray everyone stays well. Be safe!

 

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2 hours ago, SCOTT FITZGERSLD said:

i don't understand why all those measures are neccasary, when Thailand

coronavirus cases are not growing exponentialy and there are not many 

death cases.

The number of cases went from 1-2 cases every 2-3 days then jumped suddenly to around 100 a day so there must have been 1-2 days of exponential growth before resumption of the straight line giving Thailand the most unique looking graph in the world and hoping that nobody would find it strange or maybe they are not actually aware of the existence of graphs as they mostly do pie charts.

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6 minutes ago, dlclark97 said:

In anticipation of further restrictions my wife and I went to Big C on Pattaya Kleang yesterday to stock up on a few necessities.

I tried to go to there on Saturday, unfortunately they have new opening hours, now opening at 10am, I also noticed that they have only the one entrance in use now.

IMHO that is counter productive to social distancing, as less opening hours simply means more people in the shop at any one time, reducing the entrance means everybody has to funnel through one point.

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4 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

The worse is yet to come. Like them or not, we need to support whatever actions they deem necessary. Not too difficult to do.

I can support this statement. I think what all of us would have liked is the actual figures however bad they might be. It’s just not possible for Thailand to have such low numbers. I have just found a relative dead, the ambulance came and confirmed it and the temple told. No checks nothing. She died of old age but you would have thought that there should have been more to it. 

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