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Chanthaburi: More than 100 Africans in gems business infected with Covid


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Daily News reported that there were 91 new Covid infections detected yesterday in Chanthaburi province in the east of Thailand. 

 

This brought the total to 533 of whom 377 are Thai and 156 foreigners. 

 

Most of the foreigners are Africans in the gems business in Chanthaburi city. Of those infected 118 are from Guinea, 10 from Mali, 5 from Ivory Coast and 2 from The Gambia. 

 

Of the 91 infections reported Monday 47 were Africans and 44 were their Thai family members. This came after proactive testing.

 

The Africans have the English variant prevalent in Thailand, said provincial governor Suthee Thongyaem, though this is being re-tested to make sure.

 

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He said that the first infections in this community had spread the virus through a lack of understanding and communication problems.

 

An asymptomatic individual had mixed with many other people in the African community and the infection had further been spread by religious gatherings. 

 

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46 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said that the first infections in this community had spread the virus through a lack of understanding and communication problems.

Oh thats ok then, not because Thailand's going through a major outbreak then.....

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The Africans have the English variant prevalent in Thailand

The English variant is the most prevalent worldwide, most cases in the USA, northern India etc etc.

 

The UK should have closed it's borders when they discovered it in November last year or at least in January when Boris Johnson announced to the world it was new highly contagious strain.

 

It would have made a massive difference to Thailand and many other countries currently.

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1 hour ago, MasterBaker said:

messed by immigration BMW? how many of them have a work permit?

How many of them practice mitigation guidelines, such as hygiene, social distancing !

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5 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

 

The dirty racist head rears again...

 

I believe you haven't been to the countries these people are coming from. Hygiene hardly exists.

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5 hours ago, Caldera said:

Did these Africans sneak in from Cambodia? Skipping quarantine in Thailand? Otherwise it would be interesting where they originally got Covid from.

 

 

Addressed in the article, although vaguely:

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An asymptomatic individual had mixed with many other people in the African community

 

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2 hours ago, Deli said:

 

I believe you haven't been to the countries these people are coming from. Hygiene hardly exists.

This is an outrageous headline. There were 533 infected. 100 Africans, maybe 147 now. So 386 presumably Thais. See the racial bias? Of course the Africans are an easy group to target, same as they were in Nana. But the assumptions being made by people here just stink. They're dirty, no work permits, illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, 8 infected Thais sneak into Cambodia in the Battambang area, no Qt, no nothing. There is a very well established community of African gem dealers in Chantaburi. Been there for years. I've never heard or read of any racial disharmony there. I have spent time there and live in Trad, the neighbouring province. 

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15 hours ago, pixelaoffy said:

If you are from a western developed country then it's pretty obvious 

And they have no problems? Many don't have enough vaccine either.

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On 5/11/2021 at 12:39 AM, RobMuir said:

The English variant is the most prevalent worldwide, most cases in the USA, northern India etc etc.

 

The UK should have closed it's borders when they discovered it in November last year or at least in January when Boris Johnson announced to the world it was new highly contagious strain.

 

It would have made a massive difference to Thailand and many other countries currently.

😂 didn’t trump get called a racist when he called it the whuhan (sic) disease ? 

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