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Thailand reports 17 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,101, of which 58 were fatalities.

 

The new cases were Thai nationals in quarantine who recently returned from the Middle East, including 13 from Kuwait alone, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's COVID-19 Administration Centre.

 

There are 2,968 patients who have recovered since the outbreak started.

 

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Martin Petty)

 

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15 of 17 new cases in state quarantine asymptomatic

By The Nation

 

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There were 17 new cases over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday (June 4).

 

Of the 17 new cases, 13 had returned from Kuwait. They comprise 12 men aged 31-56 and a 44-year-old woman. All of them were in state quarantine -- five in Bangkok and eight in Samut Prakan province. Their infection was confirmed by the second test on June 2, though only one of them had shown symptoms.

 

Two other patients, a male and a female, had returned from Qatar on May 22. The male aged 24 was asymptomatic while the woman, 29, had high fever. Both were in state quarantine in Samut Prakan and tested positive in the second test on June 2.

 

The other two cases were males aged 28 and 29 who had returned from Saudi Arabia on May 21 and May 25. Both were asymptomatic and found to be infected in the second test on June 1.

 

As of June 4, the total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 3,101 -- 75 are under treatment, 2,968 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

 

Globally, the total number of cases is around 6.4 million with around 380,000 deaths.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30389041

 

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Posted (edited)

 

... never mind their funny numbahs, I just came across new possible symtoms ... Christ on a pogo stick, how does >scrotal discomfort< and related >ballooning changes< sound to y'all, l-o-l ... [hysterical laughter] ...

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3087427/coronavirus-may-damage-testicles-without-entering-cells-study

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Traubert said:

Yes, but how many were tested?

They are all tested when they reach their quarantine location in Thailand.

Then tested again prior to being released.

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12 minutes ago, chrisinth said:

That's the question.

 

That said, according to another report it seems that a lot are testing negative to the first test and positive to the second. These tests I assume are in a controlled, clinical environment. What is the policy for returning Thai nationals regarding documentation on testing before travelling back and what test(s) are approved? Or is it just fit to fly with no testing done?

 

I only ask in advance of Thailand opening the doors to international flights to restart tourism; how are they going to control the tourists when this happens? Personally I don't care (I am in my 60's, relatively fit but with a pancreatic condition) but I do wonder for others possibly getting affected/infected because those in charge are not seeing what is happening in the rest of the world and have more concerns for financials rather than protecting the population.

I agree, but it is not just a Thailand issue.

A plan and coordination between airlines and the governments is necessary.

Thailand has little if any control I bet in a Kuwait, or just about any other country airport.

 

So, they test at the departure airport and someone is positive.  Then what, cancel the flight and shut down the airport as that positive person has been roaming around for 2 hours waiting for their flight?

 

It is all a risky logisitical nightmare.  Unless they have a great plan, there will defintely be risk when the hoards return here or go any place.

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18 minutes ago, Kelsall said:

This is why they will continue the quarantine of foreign travelers when they eventually let them in.  This isn't going away soon.

It's ok. Quarantine them, but let people who need to get somewhere do so whether they are full time residents or not, especially when traveling from other low risk nations

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19 minutes ago, chrisinth said:

That's the question.

 

That said, according to another report it seems that a lot are testing negative to the first test and positive to the second. These tests I assume are in a controlled, clinical environment. What is the policy for returning Thai nationals regarding documentation on testing before travelling back and what test(s) are approved? Or is it just fit to fly with no testing done?

 

I only ask in advance of Thailand opening the doors to international flights to restart tourism; how are they going to control the tourists when this happens? Personally I don't care (I am in my 60's, relatively fit but with a pancreatic condition) but I do wonder for others possibly getting affected/infected because those in charge are not seeing what is happening in the rest of the world and have more concerns for financials rather than protecting the population.

Explained yesterday by Sheryl I do believe.

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I hope the government recognises that the new cases are ones already in quarantine 

 

I fear this won't be the case, they'll just look at the number and extend bans

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