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Tighter measures considered as COVID-19 infection rate remains unsatisfactory

 

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand took a nosedive from 111 yesterday to 54 today, as two more related deaths, both elderly people, were officially recorded.

 

The CCSA’s spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, said that 54 new cases, though less than half of yesterday’s, was not satisfactory, as he hinted at more stringent measures.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired a CCSA meeting today to assess the performance of all concerned in the efforts to fight coronavirus, and to discuss whether the current night time curfew should be prolonged.

 

Dr. Taweesin said the CCSA decided to continue the current curfew, but pleaded with members of the public to follow advice to stay at home and to observe strict social distancing. He also stressed the need for mandatory quarantine at state facilities for anyone arriving from abroad, and home quarantine for those leaving Bangkok for the provinces.

 

Accumulated infections in the country have reached 2,423, with Bangkok and its neighbouring province of Nonthaburi claiming the most, at 1,217. People aged between 20 and 29 account for most of those infected.

 

One of today’s fatalities was a 74-year old French man, who developed symptoms on March 27th and was admitted to a hospital in Chon Buri. X-rays showed a lung infection, and he subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The second was an 82-year old Thai man who was hospitalized in Samut Prakan on March 25th.

 

Of the 54 new cases in 16 provinces, 21 are in Bangkok, 11 in Pattani, 3 each in Chon Buri, Pathum Thani and Phuket, 2 in Yala and 1 each in Chiang Mai, Chaiyaphum, Trang, Nakhon Sawan, Nonthaburi, Narathiwat, Phatthalung, Phitsanuloke, Lampang and Samut Prakan.

 

Dr Taweesin praised Phuket provincial administration’s use of active and widespread screening measures for contributing to the decline in the new infection rate there.

 

As far as medical personnel are concerned, he said that 80 have been infected, accounting for 3.4% of the national total.

 

The Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, reported that about 12,000 Thais, of the 14,664 who have registered their intention to return to Thailand, have already arrived. On top of that, there are as many as 10,000 more who have not registered.

 

Dr. Taweesin said that only about 200 will be allowed to return each day, considering the current capacity of state quarantine facilities.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/tighter-measures-considered-as-covid-19-infection-rate-remains-unsatisfactory/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2020-04-09

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I see additional lock down hours country wide coming soon probably after next week.

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15 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Got to love those IR thermometers. 

Hope they realise the laser target finder can severely damage the retina if they point it directly into a person's eye.

 

I dont even know if they're effective at that distance...the ones Ive experienced, the security

has to touch it to the forehead...and I always keep my eyes closed. 

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41 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Got to love those IR thermometers. 

Hope they realise the laser target finder can severely damage the retina if they point it directly into a person's eye.

No lasers in these, just IR camera. I have the laser+IR thermometer... OK for checking hard surfaces but on skin the temperature readings are totally off. The body iR thermometer is relatively accurate on skin but off whenever there's 30 cm or more distance to measuring... Using Omron, Beurer and Xiaomi IR, and ... orange/black rubbish from Hong Kong I didn't order, but seller sent me the wrong thing and I couldn't be bothered to send it back. Doesn't have any brand written on it.

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Is it possible to go to other provinces now or are they stopping all traffic flow. I know a lot of Thai people that want to visit their home provinces and will probably try to soon. Are they turning cars around leaving the greater Bangkok area? Is it possible to get to the Northeast or North? What about trains? Just curious. I'm staying put myself.

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I recommended soldiers and blockades to prevent travel from province to province and even home to home...

 

I do not recommend shooting on sight...

 

Snitches who rat out foreigners will be rewarded...

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I can see the writing on the wall for a full lockdown, curfew, whatever they want to call it. However, in Hua Hin yesterday we went to a local market for veggies, etc. As we drove out of the soi on the way home there is a small bank branch on the corner. I will not name it for obvious reasons, but, the Wife exclaimed "Look at all those people around the door !!!" There must have been at least thirty Thais of varying age groups, all milling at the entrance, grasping pieces of paper, with one member of staff in uniform answering questions, and directing people inside, where it was already packed to the rafters...........Social distancing.........Pah !!!!

 

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13 hours ago, tomazbodner said:

No lasers in these, just IR camera. I have the laser+IR thermometer... OK for checking hard surfaces but on skin the temperature readings are totally off. The body iR thermometer is relatively accurate on skin but off whenever there's 30 cm or more distance to measuring... Using Omron, Beurer and Xiaomi IR, and ... orange/black rubbish from Hong Kong I didn't order, but seller sent me the wrong thing and I couldn't be bothered to send it back. Doesn't have any brand written on it.

yep, agree. I have one here thats industrial, measuring range is from -20C to 360C. So measuring points of a degree at around the 37C mark not very accurate.

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They have already banned alcohol for a week or more in many provinces and i'm guessing a Provincial or even Tambon  travel lock down is definitely on the cards just to stop the die hard Songkran revellers.  

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