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On 10/28/2020 at 2:47 PM, webfact said:

Thai emergency decree extended to end-November to curb coronavirus

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet on Wednesday agreed to extend a state of emergency until the end of November, a government spokesman said, maintaining the security measure put in place in late March to contain its coronavirus outbreak.

 

Thailand has confirmed only 3,759 coronavirus infections, with most recent cases imported. There have been 59 deaths.

It recently received a group of foreign visitors for the first time since a ban on commercial fights was imposed in April.

 

(Reporting by Orathai Sriring and Satawasin Staporncharnchai; Editing by Martin Petty)

 

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How predictable. The Coronacrisis is a very convenient thing for the generals, and they use it appreciatively as a welcome political tool to protect their troughs. So obvious.

Thank you Khun Prayut Chan O Cha and the government, obviously it gives them more management capabilities that assist with keeping COVID19 out of Thailand while allowing folks to go about their daily

Really, I thought Thailand was and has been COVID free for a while. This would suggest that we are being told a pack of lies. Or is there another reason?

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18 minutes ago, simon43 said:

I live and work from Luang Prabang.  As mentioned by previous posters, the hospitality sector has been devastated.  My hope, (probably shared by others in town), is that the new railway link from Yunnan province opens asap, bringing in tourists and business people from south China.  The line is almost completed, but construction work slowed down due to the virus. 

 

This doesn't mean that I think this solution is the best option of course, but it is maybe the most realistic option for Luang Prabang, in light of the situation in Thailand and lack of flights to Laos.

 Thank you, I forgot about the HST from Kunming (and in years to come from Bangkok) and I hope it will revive tourism in Laos, Luang Prabang in particular. Initially, I am sure many Chinese will "stop off" to sightsee and go gambling in the Kings Roman casino complex.

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10 hours ago, riverhigh said:

On the positive side,  I did like the photo of all the Thais wearing masks covering their mouthes and noses. Just a couple of exceptions,  where Thais  were oblivious to their surroundings and living in their own world. No society is perfect (smile). Then again compared to my home country Thailand is perfect in this regard. My appologies to the Thai bashers who think this mask thing is a major inconvenience and just a joke. I  really hate seeing foreigners putting on their masks to get into malls and then taking them off immediatley when they pass security.  Complete disrespect.  Once in a while I get questions from Thais aking me why I am not back in my home country. The inference being that I should be in my home country and not spreading covid19. I really can't blame them when I see how foreigners behave and talk. Fortunatley a lot of Thais can't understand what the foreigners are saying.

That's a fair point you make. If the rules say you do something then do them. But, I also think that governments have a responsibility to inform and educate folk. The problem is that many Government and in Particular this one, have not provided a balanced or accurate take on the risks and the nature of this C19 Flu, opting instead to spread fear, which in turn (as you highlight in your post) has caused locals to question the behaviour of many foreigners. The fact that many foreigners are not so fearful of this C19 Flu is that they can (and do) think for themselves and complete their own research to allow them to form their own opinion. Sadly, I cant say this for the general Thai society.  All that said, and I stress again, if your a guest in a country that has imposed certain rules, then you should be obliged to follow them - If your in your home country and disagree, then join the protests if you wish to do so, as you still have that freedom. 

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9 hours ago, Jeffr2 said:

Because it's not about nationwide, but about the states individually.  Some are doing better, some fair, and quite a few are doing terribly.  Like Wisconsin, N and S Dakota, etc.  You have to look at each state individually, not as an entire nation. 

 

I've got no idea about Colorado. Other than it's a beautiful state with a pretty good governor. 

 

As for the media, it's not over.  75k or so new infections and almost 1k dead...just yesterday.  In a few days, you'll match the deaths from 9/11.  That is stunning and far from fear mongering.

And how many of those actually died FROM the Covid19 Flu, as opposed to dying WITH?- How old were they? What was their underlaying health condition(s)? You don't know because that would shame government in to admitting their over reaction. It may appear unsympathetic, but we need to be calm about this - I'm all for shielding those "at risk" but, imposing rules on everyone has led to economic suicide. This just seems a step to far. I'd rather folk were able to go about their day to day business, go to work etc, be responsible in their action, ( I believe folk would act responsibly, as we now have a situation where folk are not following the rules, simply out of protest) in doing this folk would still have a wage, still pay taxes which keep countries out of an economic mess, or at lease lessen it.

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9 hours ago, Jeffr2 said:

Easy to research the numbers.  Stunning you don't know what they are.  They are posted everywhere.

 

Small numbers unless that death was your partner, your child, your parent.  And it can be reduced drastically, relatively easily.  Also, don't forget the ones who survived.  Perhaps after weeks in ICU and with conditions that last a long time.  Perhaps a lifetime.  We just don't know.

Obviously the impact of any event will hit folk hard when it comes to their door, but still, one has to stay calm about this - In the UK for example - there has only been 4 deaths of folk under the age of 21, who did not have underlaying health conditions (that were know about) and only 374 under the age of 65, so I think the chances of your child dying from this C19 Flu is rather small. (Figures from the Office of National Statistics last month) 

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On 10/28/2020 at 2:50 PM, Laughing Gravy said:

Really, I thought Thailand was and has been COVID free for a while. This would suggest that we are being told a pack of lies. Or is there another reason?

Seriously? Did you just ask that question? 🤣

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On 10/28/2020 at 4:33 AM, steven100 said:

Thank you Khun Prayut Chan O Cha and the government, obviously it gives them more management capabilities that assist with keeping COVID19 out of Thailand while allowing folks to go about their daily routine. 

If it helps to keep folks safe then it is a good thing. 

 

 

 

 

Sarcasm is alive and well i see.  🤣

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8 hours ago, johng said:

They also have a much higher rate of testing      the more you test for it the more you you will find.

I see massive crowds for covid testing....oh wait.  Thats protest for true democracy.  My bad

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4 hours ago, sdweller said:

59 deaths and they are destroying the country's economy?  How many die from the flu every year?  How about requiring testing prior to, as well as upon arrival into the country, virtually brining the chances of someone brining the virus in to around 0%?    Wake up Thailand.

How many died on thai roads this year?  23 died in one bus accident.  Suicides? Starvation?  Thailand better get priorities with their message.  We all know this SoE is to suppress the people.  Gota luv the military mentality.  

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On 10/28/2020 at 9:33 AM, steven100 said:

Thank you Khun Prayut Chan O Cha and the government, obviously it gives them more management capabilities that assist with keeping COVID19 out of Thailand while allowing folks to go about their daily routine. 

If it helps to keep folks safe then it is a good thing. 

 

 

 

 

Safe is the question. Poor and devastated for sure.

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