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Thailand could see tens of thousands of new daily COVID cases by next month: CCSA

 

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Thailand could see tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases per day by mid January, if people fail to follow the preventive guidelines issues to combat the spread of the virus.

 

Speaking at the daily briefing regarding the COVID-19 situation, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said new cases will rise to four or five digits by the middle of next month if the public fails to cooperate with measures put in place. 

 

"If we do not follow the measures set and if there is no cooperation the number of infected people per day could reach thousands, or tens of thousands, by mid-January 2021, Dr Taweesilp said. 

 

Dr Taweesilp urged people to refrain from socialising in order for the number of new cases to “run flat” rather than spike. 

 

Dr Taweesilp's advice comes just days before the New Year’s Eve celebrations, with reports earlier today suggesting that many Thais have decided to stay home rather than travel domestically. However, large numbers of people are still set to travel upcountry before the end of the week. 

 

Meanwhile, governors in provinces with high numbers of  new cases have been ordered to ensure that all COVID-19 preventive measures are being properly implemented.

 

The news comes as Thailand on Monday announced 144 new COVID-19 cases.

 

Most of the new infections were discovered in Rayong (56 cases), where  the province has been put under the strictest measures in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. 

 

The new wave of cases in Rayong have been linked to an illegal gambling den. Despite claims that no illegal gambling takes place in the province, Rayong police chief, Police Maj Gen Paphatdet Ketphan was transferred to an inactive post on Monday over the matter.

 

Elsewhere, new cases were reported in Bangkok (19), Nakhon Pathom (18), Chonburi (6), Samut Prakan (5), Nonthaburi (3), Nakhon Nayok (2), Pathum Thani (2), Chiang Mai, Lopburi, Samut Sakhon and Sukhothai (1 each)

 

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I'm not being alarmist but they really should have cancelled the new year, stop people travelling, stop the spread, too chuffing late now, 100's of thousands have left their provinces for the countrys

What about all that gloating about how well they handled covid compared to the dirty farrang countries?    I guess it was just luck then!

Good, about time they faced the reality that a pandemic means people get infected. Closing down borders and retreating from reality was never a viable option beyond a few months. Given that millions o

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1 hour ago, Guderian said:

Well. if they're that scared then why on earth haven't they cancelled all New Year parties and travel, instead of just a few headline events? The messages here are becoming as mixed and muddled as they are back in the UK, and look what a mess things are there. The government shouldn't be asking people to follow the rules, it should be forcing them to, as it did back in April. Come on, Prayut, have you lost your mojo? 

Did he ever have any B all's or just a few tanks? 

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2 hours ago, welovesundaysatspace said:

It that was the case indeed we would have seen much more hospitalizations and deaths. 

Except for it’s not unusual for countries to have a lot of infections and low hospitalizations and deaths.

 

This isn’t a black or white thing, there’s a lot of grey area. 

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