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Seven new Covid-19 cases – all in quarantine

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Seven new Covid-19 cases – all in quarantine

By The Nation

 

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Six Thai returnees and a foreigner, all in state quarantine, were found to have contracted Covid-19 without any deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokeswoman for the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, reported today (August 5) – the 72nd day Thailand has gone without a domestic case.

 

The latest cases are a 34-year-old female masseur who returned from the United Arab Emirates, five students who came home from Egypt, and a 26-year-old American teacher in state quarantine. All cases are symptomatic.

 

Meanwhile, two patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours.

 

As of today, the number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 3,328 (391 found in state quarantine). Of these, 126 are under treatment, 3,144 have recovered and been discharged, and 58 have died.

 

Globally, the number of confirmed cases increased to 18.7 million, up by 258,000 in 24 hours, with 11.6 million having recovered and 697,000 dying.

 

Thailand’s ranking dropped to 112 for the most cases in the world, while the US topped the list with 4.91 million infections, followed by Brazil (2.8 million) and India (1.9 million).

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30392472

 

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Which re enforces the idea of letting in the love struck unmarried to Thai people is a no go. 

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28 minutes ago, fourpack said:

Which re enforces the idea of letting in the love struck unmarried to Thai people is a no go. 

What difference is it to other people?  Providing its a go, i expect quarantine is necessary.  They all have to go through quarantine

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28 minutes ago, fourpack said:

Which re enforces the idea of letting in the love struck unmarried to Thai people is a no go. 

 

i don't really see why as long as they undergo quarantine. What we have been seeing so far is that the 14 day quarantine works.

 

Instead of these lists of types of people allowed to enter it would IMO make far more sense, and streamline the process both for Embassies and applicants, to do what Cambodia is doing: don't issue tourist visas but anyone who qualifies for other visa category can come provided they are tested beforehand, have insurance and undergo quarantine.

 

The "list" just makes things unnecessarily complicated and unintentionally excludes some people with homes in Thailand etc. It also predictably results in differing interpretations by different Embassies as to who qualifies.

 

The only issue I can foresee to this simpler approach is possible limited vacancies in ASQ facilities (but that in turn reverts to  practices making it hard for the many interested hotels to get on the ASQ list) and limited space on repatriation flights - but then I do not see why the continued ban on commercial flights.  Obviously with the various conditions for travel, there is not a huge market for commercial flights but could certainly be enough for a few flights a week.. Some stranded Thais fed up with the long wait to get on  a "repatriation" flight might even opt to go commercial.

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