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Two foreigners and a Thai test positive in state quarantine

By The Nation

 

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Three cases of Covud-19 were confirmed in state quarantine over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Sunday (August 9).

 

It was the 76th day without domestic cases since May.

 

The three new cases were all asymptomatic and found in Bangkok state quarantine hotels. A male Bangladeshi merchant, 31, a 41-year-old Indian woman, and a 30-year-old female Thai hotel employee who had returned from the United States all tested positive.

 

Meanwhile, one patient was discharged after recovery.

 

As of August 9, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 3,351 (414 in state quarantine) -- 142 are under treatment, 3,151 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

 

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases reached 19.8 million, up by 261,000 on Saturday, 12.7 million have recovered while deaths stood at 729,000.

 

Thailand is 112th among countries with most number of cases. The US has the highest figure (5.1 million), followed by Brazil (3 million) and India ( 2.1 million).

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30392701

 

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Was wondering how long it would take for someone who had tested negative and boarded with a CV free note and was exposed to those not required to be tested. Waste of money for those folks. Maybe I am wrong because of there nationalities and they are not Thai, but still would think they had to be covid free to enter.

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Would be interested to see the rates on returnees.

 

Didn't they have +15 yesterday?

 

 

 

 

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I thought anybody and everybody entering Thailand needed the Health Certificate from the local (departing place) Embassy and that included Thais, are we missing something here.... or the fabrication of "fake" health certificate business is up and running

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2 hours ago, dabhand said:

The BP indicated that the Bangladeshi few in from Bangladesh on July 30.  Reports from that country in the last month or so  suggests that having a confirmation of being covid free gives no guarantee that any test was actually undertaken. This report is of one doctor issuing 6,300 fake certificates. Likely to be many other similar cases from that part of the world.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/bangladesh-arrests-hospital-owner-fake-coronavirus-results-200716033249660.html

Having the quarantine requirement in place gives far more protection than providing 'proof' of being covid free and instances of the issuance of false certificates will only ensure that some form of quarantine is likely to be with us for some time to come.  Like it or not.

 

Then why make foreigners jump through hoops still to get a covid test and certificate. Since they are being quarantined like the Thais right now it gives them a false sense of security unless they too are scamming the system like the Bangladeshi did. It is why there is quarantine, so just drop the covid free cert and the covid test prior to flying and have them get a fit to fly cert.

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3 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Two "dirty" farangs is the headline grabber whilst of course reinforcing any emergency decree 🤔

I don’t think they call Bangladesh people farangs. Some word that is a little bit harsher. 

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4 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

Farangs are Caucasians, Bengalis are Asians, so to Thais they are Kaek or foreigner.

That hair you have just split is tickling my orifice 🤔 

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Then why make foreigners jump through hoops still to get a covid test and certificate. Since they are being quarantined like the Thais right now it gives them a false sense of security unless they too are scamming the system like the Bangladeshi did. It is why there is quarantine, so just drop the covid free cert and the covid test prior to flying and have them get a fit to fly cert.

It is not jumping through hoops, but a reasonable  precaution intended to  reduce the potential for the introduction of the  infection. Considering the selfish behavior  and new surge in cases in  Europe, USA, Australia etc. is it any surprise why Thailand would be cautious?

 

The  screening requirements prior to boarding are intended to reduce the potential for infection. Keeping the infected people out reduces the burden to care for the infected should they arrive in Thailand. The more infected there are, the greater the risk to health care workers and to other people. I don't want to get on an airplane if there are known infected people aboard. Is it fair to the other pax and to the aircrews not to screen?

 

The isolation requirement is intended to add a second step to pick up the people who are asymptomatic or who are infected and received a clear test result.  People can be infected during transit or may not have detectable levels of the virus in the first 72 hours of infection.

 

You can complain once the world gets rid of the covidiot problem.

 

 

 

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