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Testing to be intensified in Samut Sakhon to bring outbreak under control by Feb 15

By The Nation



The Covid testing is carried out in Samut Sakhon province on Dec 20.


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has said that its proactive testing operations in Samut Sakhon province last week had led to 70,000 people being tested of whom 5,332 were found to be infected.


CCSA assistant spokeswoman Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said proactive testing in Samut Sakhon had been intensified since January 19.


Testing in this manner will lead to clearly dividing Samut Sakhon into green (clear), yellow (slightly infected) and red (highly infected) areas.


Seven per cent of those who were tested were found to be infected, Apisamai said, adding, this could help predict the number of cases next week and enable preparation for treatment such as hospitals, field hospitals and quarantine facilities. Initially, all places are ready to take care of treatment of Covid-19 patients


"I would like to ask for cooperation from the public sector in Samut Sakhon. There will be more aggressive testing to create more green areas.


It would also help plan for reduction of shutdown measures, allowing communities, educational institutions and various places to operate.


If all parties help each other, the outbreak in Samut Sakhon would be under control in two weeks, or by February 15.


Apisamai called for cooperation in all areas as intensive scrutiny is required from January 25 to 31 to ensure the numbers go down.


The assistant spokesperson encouraged people to follow healthy practices so that the government could relax lockdowns in many areas.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401732




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9 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

I’m not sure if more testing will bring the situation under more control, it will just bring more panic as more cases are found. 


So better live in denial, right?


10 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

That said: If the ‘genetic theory’ does hold and Covid-19 has spread through Thailand already there would be a lot of elderly expats who’ve suffered & died etc, it seems this is not the case. 


Why you think the deaths would affect a lot of expats?


The UK has a similar population as Thailand, though much more concentrated.About 100K have died.


In Thailand that population is spread over a much larger area, and the current expat population is really minimal.


If you apply the average worldwide mortality rate to expats still in Thailand, nobody would notice

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5 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:
5 hours ago, Susco said:

So better live in denial, right?


You’re putting words where I didn’t. You said that. I didn’t.


I didn't put words in your mouth, and I'm sure you know the meaning of a question mark at the end of a sentence

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