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Three new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine

By THE NATION

 

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There were three new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported on Saturday (August 8).

 

 

It was the 75th day without any domestic cases since May.

 

The three returnees were Thai nationals. Two had come from Saudi Arabia and one from Indonesia.

 

As of August 8, the total number of confirmed cases in the country since the outbreak stood at 3,348 (411 in state quarantine) -- 140 are under treatment, 3,150 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30392664

 

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These repatriation flights are getting riskier and riskier.

 

It's criminal that they are not getting Thai's tested before boarding. Yet expect foreigners on the same flight to test. 

 

If you live in Europe, or the USA, you can afford a test, just to give some extra layer of protection to the quarantine. 

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You are missing the point.. these are repatriation flights for Thai citizens and will bring them home no matter what.. if they were to be tested in the visited country it would increase the processing and recovery cost for Thailand. No country does that for repatriation of its citizen. I do appreciate that they started to allow also foreign citizens to join the repatriation flights under special circumstances and makes sure foreigners are tested before travelling. 

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It’s amazing that nobody that has to service these people has gotten the virus 

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As a Canadian expat in Saudi with a Thai wife I can tell you that statements made here are incorrect. All people boarding repatriation flights to Thailand from Saudi are required to have Covid tests within 72 hours of departure, regardless of nationality or reason for traveling.  This must also be complimented with a fitness to fly certificate, Embassy approvals and confirmed ASQ booking for non-Thais. You can rest assured that no one is leaving Saudi with a known Covid problem and the effort required to get all the clearances discourages all those that don't have an urgent need to travel.

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9 hours ago, ugghuggh said:

You are missing the point.. these are repatriation flights for Thai citizens and will bring them home no matter what.. if they were to be tested in the visited country it would increase the processing and recovery cost for Thailand. No country does that for repatriation of its citizen. I do appreciate that they started to allow also foreign citizens to join the repatriation flights under special circumstances and makes sure foreigners are tested before travelling. 

It doesn't matter what Point you are trying /missing as you put it . everyone should be tested and have a fit/clear to fly/travel Certificate. 

 

You are Wrong, when you said :

 

flights for Thai citizens and will bring them home no matter what.. if they were to be tested in the visited country it would increase the processing and recovery cost for Thailand . 

Thailand Makes Their Travelers /Repatriates Get a Fit to Fly/Travel Certificate  No Certificate No Travel/Flying And they Have to Pay for it Themselves.

The Home country Doesn't Pay for that.

 

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9 hours ago, AndrewMciver said:

These repatriation flights are getting riskier and riskier.

 

It's criminal that they are not getting Thai's tested before boarding. Yet expect foreigners on the same flight to test. 

 

If you live in Europe, or the USA, you can afford a test, just to give some extra layer of protection to the quarantine. 

It's not risky at all, the Thai's still have a 2 week quarantine on arrival so they'll get tested and monitored.

 

The only risk is the infection of other passengers who will also get tested and monitored on arrivals, what's the problem?

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9 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

It's not risky at all, the Thai's still have a 2 week quarantine on arrival so they'll get tested and monitored.

 

The only risk is the infection of other passengers who will also get tested and monitored on arrivals, what's the problem?

 

If you were another passenger on the plane. That's the problem. 

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22 minutes ago, AndrewMciver said:

 

If you were another passenger on the plane. That's the problem. 

You're aware of the risks before travelling, it's up to the individual whether they're prepared to take it or not.

 

Personally i'd have no problem with it.

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2 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

You're aware of the risks before travelling, it's up to the individual whether they're prepared to take it or not.

 

Personally i'd have no problem with it.

 

1) As a non Thai, who has to get tested 72 hours before the flight, you would have to research that the Thai you may be sitting next to did not have to go through a test. Most would assume everyone went through the testing process.

 

2) It's also a risk to fellow Thai's on that flight.

 

3) There are risks in everything, but surely a responsible decision would be to mitigate certain risks. A test for EVERYONE 72 hours beforehand would not catch everyone with the virus, but it would catch some. Those people can then take the next flight when they are recovered. 

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4 hours ago, AndrewMciver said:

 

If you were another passenger on the plane. That's the problem. 

Exactly & the non Thai travelers all had to buy 100k USD medical insurance to cover Covid & get tested showing not infected within 72 hours of flight

 

So now non-tested/Thai Nationals with Covid are on plane & infect not only travelers to Thailand that were covid free but airline workers who then carry on to other countries

 

It is beyond Stupid that Thai government makes this discriminatory selective rule 

 

It is even worse that a traveler who started out covid free & then shows symptoms in Quarantine after coming off a flight with Thai's that test positive in Thailand will need to use their own insurance to pay for Thailand's selective negligence

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1 hour ago, meechai said:

Exactly & the non Thai travelers all had to buy 100k USD medical insurance to cover Covid & get tested showing not infected within 72 hours of flight

 

So now non-tested/Thai Nationals with Covid are on plane & infect not only travelers to Thailand that were covid free but airline workers who then carry on to other countries

 

It is beyond Stupid that Thai government makes this discriminatory selective rule 

 

It is even worse that a traveler who started out covid free & then shows symptoms in Quarantine after coming off a flight with Thai's that test positive in Thailand will need to use their own insurance to pay for Thailand's selective negligence

 

Even more bizarre - because by all accounts if the Thai repatriated citizen gets Covid from someone on the flight, it's the Thai state paying for treatment. 

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6 hours ago, AndrewMciver said:

 

1) As a non Thai, who has to get tested 72 hours before the flight, you would have to research that the Thai you may be sitting next to did not have to go through a test. Most would assume everyone went through the testing process.

 

2) It's also a risk to fellow Thai's on that flight.

 

3) There are risks in everything, but surely a responsible decision would be to mitigate certain risks. A test for EVERYONE 72 hours beforehand would not catch everyone with the virus, but it would catch some. Those people can then take the next flight when they are recovered. 

I have the anti bodies, i would not be concerned.

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The system of non refundable flights, also encourages people with symptoms to go ahead with the flight.

 

For example, a Thai youngster on a repatriation flight, may develop a fever and a onset of a cough few days before the flight. He never had to take a test as that's the rules. He thinks of taking a test, but is worried about losing the flight so he takes his chances and goes. 

 

 

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