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BREAKING: French woman on Koh Samui tests positive for COVID-19


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So either the 14 day quarantine is a load of BS or Thailand isn't as secure as they lead us to believe...  

That's the "Covid free Thailand" up the Suwanee !  She may have caught it from an untested Thai.

Increase quarantine ro 3 weeks

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28 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

the woman reportedly developed a fever but managed to go shopping

 

While I'm no fan of lockdown, that is just disgraceful. If one is not well, stay the **** home. That applies to any disease and a fever indicates disease.

This is odd. We live near Bophut Big C and go there several times a week. Never mind the irresponsibility of going shopping while having a fever, it is impossible to walk in without having your temperature scanned. Do the thermometers not work? I suspected they were Mickey Mouse seeing as they look like the $2 golf ball detector aka $10,000 bomb scanner the military spend big bucks on a few years back.

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5 hours ago, edwardandtubs said:

So what? It's still going to be detecting the virus long after you've ceased to be infectious so the problem of false positives remains. This will be a particular issue as large numbers of people become infected over the winter and recover but still test positive weeks or months later.

In this specific case, the French woman is not asymptomatic.  She is showing symptoms and has a fever.  Far from the tests she took being negative for the actual virus.  She has been tested twice.  She did not test positive in quarantine nor did she have a viral load from having it previously.

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17 hours ago, Sunderland said:

Notice that it took 2 more days after she tested positive to be announced.

I wonder how many days it would take to report a Chinese infected person ? - Probably none, we wouldn't hear about it.......!!!!

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14 minutes ago, Misab said:

Farangs stranded abroad and cannot come back. Then here is a French Tourist how is that possible??????

 

She's not a tourist, she lives here, and her son goes to the same school as my daughter

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22 minutes ago, Misab said:

Farangs stranded abroad and cannot come back. Then here is a French Tourist how is that possible??????

read the article

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10 minutes ago, Neilly said:

 

She's not a tourist, she lives here, and her son goes to the same school as my daughter

She must be a dual national then, Thai married to a Frenchman then.  Makes sense to how they returned. Hope she has a speedy recovery.

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18 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

So either the 14 day quarantine is a load of BS or Thailand isn't as secure as they lead us to believe...

 

Could be that the tests are not valid...  false negative or false positive

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18 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

if she contracted COVID-19 while in Thailand. 

Well I wonder what the answer to that will be?

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It sounds very similar to that Thai lady a few months ago who tested positive after leaving the 14-days quarantine. There was talk then by some senior medics that quarantine needs to be increased to 21 or even 28 days, but then the authorities decided that since she'd been in Loei that explained everything, lol, and there was no need to change anything. (Loud sounds of dirt being swept under a carpet.) Even way back in February and March, there were reports coming from China that the virus might have an incubation period that's longer than 14 days, so this is nothing new, but it certainly is proof that the idiot tourism minister and the crackpot health minister have no clue what they're talking about when they suggest reducing the 14-day quarantine period.

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1 hour ago, Misab said:

Farangs stranded abroad and cannot come back. Then here is a French Tourist how is that possible??????

jealous  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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