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12 Thais, one foreigner found positive in quarantine

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Wednesday reported 13 new cases in quarantine over a 24-hour period.

 

The latest cases are:

 

> A 62-year-old asymptomatic Thai delivery man, who returned from the United States and Hong Kong on October 15 and tested positive on October 26 under quarantine at a Bangkok hotel.

 

> A 35-year-old asymptomatic Thai man, who came home from Bangladesh on October 16 and was found positive on October 26 with cough during quarantine at a Bangkok hotel.

 

> Four asymptomatic male students (aged 21, 30, 25, 23), who travelled back from Jordan and tested positive on October 25 in Chon Buri state quarantine.

 

> A 51-year-old asymptomatic Thai woman, who returned from Germany and was found positive on October 25 in Chon Buri state quarantine.

 

> Two masseuses (22, 40), who came home from the United Arab Emirates on October 23 and tested positive on October 26.

 

> A 49-year-old French businessman, who arrived on October 23 and was found positive on October 26 under quarantine at a Bangkok hotel.

 

> A 46-year-old asymptomatic Thai woman, who returned from Russia and tested positive on October 26 in Samut Prakan state quarantine with a cough and fatigue.

 

> Two monks (28, 30), who came home from the United Kingdom on October 26 and was found positive the same day; one had a fever, cough, runny nose and phlegm.

 

Meanwhile, ten patients have recovered and been discharged.

 

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand stands at 3,759 (811 in state quarantine). Of these, 139 are in hospital and 3,561 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 59.

 

According to Worldometer, as of 10am the number of confirmed global cases has increased to 44.2 million (rising by 459,020). Of these, 32.4 million have recovered, 10.63 million are active cases (79,922 in severe condition) and 1.17 million have died (increasing by 7,023 in 24 hours).

Thailand ranks a safe 147th for most cases in the world.

 

The US has the most number, with 9 million, followed by India (7.98 million), Brazil (5.44 million), Russia (1.54 million) and France (1.19 million).

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396906

 

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2 hours ago, John Drake said:

 

So he came from Hong Kong. Just thought they'd throw in the bit about the US because he was there sometime before going to HK. See how it works? He would already have undergone at least a 14 day quarantine before being admitted into HK. If he cleared that, then he must have contracted COVID from HK. So why was the US added to this story?  

  • "As of July 29, travelers who have visited the United States within the past 14 days are required to quarantine in a hotel for a 14-day period and must have a hotel reservation prior to boarding a flight to Hong Kong."   https://hk.usconsulate.gov/covid-19-information/

Probably in transit in HK

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1 hour ago, ukrules said:

They should really consider testing the Thais before allowing them onto the flights.

 

The flights are the weak link when untested people are allowed on them.

Would they be allowed to travel if found positive before boarding?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Wednesday reported 13 new cases in quarantine over a 24-hour period.

Another statistic not to remove or shorten quarantine times.

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1 hour ago, Neeranam said:

Would they be allowed to travel if found positive before boarding?

According to the Thai rules they should be locked up for at least a few weeks.

 

In the UK the law says they can't go anywhere, I guess it depends on which airport they're traveling from.

 

I think no, they would not be allowed to travel - under the law.

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1 hour ago, Ventenio said:

one foreigner found positive in quarantine

 

omg, omg, omg.....omg, omg, omg, omg......i knew it!!!!!!! bad foreigner, bad

Were in the post did you read that, they listed 10 or 11 thais and one foreigner, nothing about anyone being bad. Calm down you will make yourself sick

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6 minutes ago, Desmondo69 said:

Amazing how little they have tested.... If u don't look you won't find... 

I know of not ONE person to have got Covid. How many do you know?

 

Thailand has done very well, much better than Western countries. 

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8 hours ago, Neeranam said:

Amazing how successful we have been to limit the number of cases. 

 

 

 

True that Thailand is protecting itself very well from a second wave. 

However, as most cases appear asymptomatic and given other factors its possible that Covid-19 pass through Thailand unidentified in Nov, Dec, Jan...  with reported numbers of viral pneumonia spiking (reported at the time). 

 

Since then a firm lock down on international incoming travel and strict quarantine has clearly had in impact. 

 

Whether the full lock down is necessary is another discussion ‘cure worse than the disease’... 

 

 

 

> A 62-year-old asymptomatic Thai delivery man, who returned from the United States and Hong Kong

> A 35-year-old asymptomatic Thai man, who came home from Bangladesh

> Four asymptomatic male students (aged 21, 30, 25, 23), who travelled back from Jordan

> A 51-year-old asymptomatic Thai woman, who returned from Germany

> Two masseuses (22, 40), who came home from the United Arab Emirates (symptoms ?)

> A 49-year-old French businessman (symptoms ?)

> A 46-year-old asymptomatic Thai woman, who returned from Russia

> Two monks (28, 30), who came home from the United Kingdom (symptoms reported)

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

I know of not ONE person to have got Covid. How many do you know?

 

Thailand has done very well, much better than Western countries. 

 

An article in the Lancet reports 0.8 to 4.0% fast positives in the UK for Covid-19 RT PCR Testing. 

 

Thus:

- On 23rd October there were 346,671 Covid-19 RT PCR tests carried out (in the UK) 

- On 23rd October there were 20,530 positive Covid-19 RT PCR tests reported (in the UK) 

 

Up to positive 13866 tests; 67% of positive tests ‘could’ be false positives - I wonder if the figure of false positives is not actually higher. 

 

 

The UK and the rest of the world is clearly testing itself into a huge panic - poor isolation and lockdown has also impacted the UK. Many of the cases are also genuine and there is little doubt Covid-19 has had a major impact, much in the same way a major influenza outbreak would. 

 

Not to detract from Thailands measures which remain as water tight as possible. However, studies have shown a genetic link between those suffering from severe Covid-19 symptoms and the absence of a genetic Haplotype in South East Asians, Africans and Amazonian and ties back evolutionary links to Neanderthal man.

 

Its possible those of Genetic East Asian decent have a genetic advantage where Covid-19 is concerned.

 

 

 

 

https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2213-2600(20)30453-7

 

PDF Attached (The major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19 is inherited from Neanderthals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s41586-020-2818-3_reference.pdf

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