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    Gimme a dentist to fix my pain and I wouldn't worry about the extra few bahts.

    ^ Brilliant scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Gimme a dentist to fix my pain and I wouldn't worry about the extra few bahts.
    I've read about people like you.


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    The CM we use to build our products is still in 100% working status. However visitors and customers are not allowed into either location. We are required to work remotely. They do have an issue as they have people that do travel between the BKK factory and the CB factory. They had to get special van service with a release for them to travel between provinces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick View Post
    It looks like visiting has been stopped, which is probably more of a benefit to the visitors and staff than the inmates (from a purely health aspect of course). But should a warder become infected it will likely go through the prison like wildfire.
    I read yesterday that they are allowing "virtual" visits. I also read that some prisons had carried out tests for Covid19 on inmates.


    Saraburi jail inmates test negative for Covid-19


    Covid-19 tests of prisoners who were at risk of being infected in Saraburi province were negative.

    Corrections Department director-general Narat Sawettanan said that after some prisoners were rumoured to be infected with Covid-19, each prison that had the risk decided to recheck its prisoners.

    Chachoengsao Central Prison, Phetchaburi Central Prison and Prachinburi Prison are still awaiting test results.

    The director said that prisons all over the country have stopped visitors from meeting inmates and meetings will be held only via the video conference platform.

    He said that new prisoners would be treated as a group with Covid-19 risk and had to be quarantined for 14 days.

    Wisit Wisitsora-at, permanent secretary at the Interior Ministry, and the court are discussing management of suspects who are not allowed bail or who are sentenced to imprisonment to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in prisons.
    Nev has style

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    Thai Police Setup State of Emergency Covid-19 Checkpoints

    Thai police have set up 359 checkpoints on roads around the country as part of the state of emergency measures to contain Covid-19.


    Police officers have been dispatched at checkpoints to mainly conduct health screening and intercept smuggling of controlled goods, according to security officials. Motorists are checked for fever and on whether they follow health instructions.


    National police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said the operation would cause inconvenience to motorists. Furthermore he hoped for understanding and cooperation. Anyone found to have fever over 37.5 degree Celsius would be taken for mandatory health check at hospital, he said.

    Police officers at these checkpoints may also take travel records and other information from drivers and passengers.




    State of Emergency Covid-19 Checkpoints


    In Chiang Mai six checkpoints have been sent up around all major roads in from Lampang, Mae Hong Son and Chiang Rai.


    The police also said that rumors that anyone not wearing a mask will be fined Bt200 is simply not true. Furthermore the rumor that people are not allowed to travel between provinces, is also untrue. However they also urge people not to travel at this time.


    Citizens will be asked about their health status if they are believed to be infected they will be quarantined.


    The police checkpoints have been set up after the government has declared state of emergency. In order to enforce tougher measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.


    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced to exercise a State of Emergency decree on the public in emergency situation to control COVID-19. The state of emergency was set to continue until April 30th, 2020.




    He said that the shops that sell essentials would remain open. Furthermore that emergency measures might affect people’s life at some degrees.


    He warned that the people who were taking advantage of others during the time of hardships would face decisive legal action. Information distortion and access to some venues would also be banned.

    Thai Police Setup State of Emergency Covid-19 Checkpoints

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    I fear the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I fear the worst.
    It's not like you to be so succinct.

    Come on, what are you scared of?

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    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will allow passengers, pilots, and cabin crews to carry liquid hand sanitisers on board in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    The announcement of the relaxation of the rule on liquids was issued on Friday by CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop.
    Under the new rule, passengers, pilots and cabin crews as well as airport staff are allowed to carry liquid hand sanitisers with a maximum volume not exceeding 350 millilitres (12 ounces) into restricted areas of public airports and planes.
    The container of the liquid must clearly provide information about the substance and its volume.
    Moreover, each passenger, pilot, cabin crew and airport staff will be allowed to carry several bottles of a designated liquid hand sanitiser on board and into restricted areas. However, the combined volume must not exceed 1,000 millilitres.
    Security staff are authorised to check and test liquids before they are allowed to be taken on board.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1887930/caat-allows-sanitiser-gel-as-carry-on

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Does that make it compulsory for them to open? Or just allowed?

    For the patient suffering severe pain, the answer is YES.

    Or better yet I should say they should not be disallowed to open.

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    Visa extension horror story.





    The authorities, in their power crazed insecurity just love to see foreign scum squirming at their feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    The authorities, in their power crazed insecurity just love to see foreign scum squirming at their feet.
    ...I assume foreign worthies like yourself aren't bothered...it's the scum that need the full treatment...

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    In the eyes of the authorities all foreigners are scum, most countries have automatically extended the visas of tourists trapped in their countries due to the virus restrictions.

    Yet Thailand chooses to put tourists and expats through the kind of humiliating and degrading nonsense seen in that video, putting both the foreigners and the immigration staff at risk of infection.

    They become more stupid and inefficient with each passing day. What a shithole.

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    Indonesia, tells all foreigners that they not need to go to immigration as they will waiver overstays.

    Thailand immigration has all the farangs queuing like herded cattle, to renew/change there visas,or so i last heard.

    Good sound logic there There Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I fear the worst.
    And you should. When serious countries are in trouble, unable to cope and displaying cracks at the seams, no reasonable person should expect glorious Thai leaders to be responsible for any commoners that survive this thing.

    Today's shopping, told wifey to stock up on 4 month's worth of rice, flour, cooking oils, washing powder and other important stuff that won't go off, no shortage, lots available, nothing would be wasted even if not needed, her paraphrased response was that gov says they're on the case, will be plenty of everything, and 1-2 months before harmony again overwhelms the nation; next question, do you trust your gov...pause...sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Indonesia, tells all foreigners that they not need to go to immigration as they will waiver overstays.

    Thailand immigration has all the farangs queuing like herded cattle, to renew/change there visas,or so i last heard.

    Good sound logic there There Thailand.
    it just speaks volume about Thailand top priorities, and how they view foreigners

    they are paranoid fools,

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    Hopefully, the next couple of months; sweltering temperatures and humidity here might stop the virus spreading quickly. It's the only positive I'm seeing so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Hopefully, the next couple of months; sweltering temperatures and humidity here might stop the virus spreading quickly. It's the only positive I'm seeing so far.
    #fakenews

    it's spreading fast in Africa,

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    In the eyes of the authorities all foreigners are scum, most countries have automatically extended the visas of tourists trapped in their countries due to the virus restrictions.

    Yet Thailand chooses to put tourists and expats through the kind of humiliating and degrading nonsense seen in that video, putting both the foreigners and the immigration staff at risk of infection.

    They become more stupid and inefficient with each passing day. What a shithole.
    you don't to be stuck in an Asia shithole when the shit hits the fan worldwide, you will be the first in line to get splashed

    Thais and Asians are simply fundamentally foreign culture xenophobe, reflecting a fragile and poor ego of themselves (a defense mechanism)

    and let's not forget how WW2 started with Japan idea of a pure Asian race, wtf that really meant back then

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    they are paranoid fools
    they are much worse than that.

    one can excuse the behaviour of a fool, but the thai authorities, at the best of times no more than pompous puffed up smirking jobsworths with their ruritanian uniforms, groaning under the weight of badges, epaulettes and medals, their desks littered with inkpads and rubber stamps and all the other useless redundant trappings of old fashioned officialdom exhibit a unique and vindictive mentality towards foreigners have no excuse whatsoever for their xenophobic and ungrateful behaviour.

    these psychopaths are quite happy to risk public health rather than suspend their obsessive love of outdated, tiresome, wasteful and ineffective red tape and their selfish need for both over the table and under the table payments for their "services". their paranoid obsession with "national security" that now forces stranded foreigners to travel back and forth across the city from embassy to immigration office during this time of lockdown seems particularly cruel and hopefully tourists, those tourists who have over the past 20 years have helped fill the kingdoms coffers to bursting point, (2 trillion baht last year) yet who have now been humiliated at the hands of these power crazed officials will remember the experiences they endured when, through no fault of their own they were forced to renew their permissions to stay, and will choose to give this toxic and corrupt kingdom a wide berth once this crisis is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    these psychopaths are quite happy to risk public health rather than suspend their obsessive love of outdated, tiresome, wasteful and ineffective red tape and their selfish need for both over the table and under the table payments for their "services". their paranoid obsession with "national security" that now forces stranded foreigners to travel back and forth across the city from embassy to immigration office during this time of lockdown seems particularly cruel and
    amen to that,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Hopefully, the next couple of months; sweltering temperatures and humidity here might stop the virus spreading quickly. It's the only positive I'm seeing so far.

    Though, it's been bandied about and theorize upon....I don't believe there's any scientific evidence that applies to the temperature/seasonal thing as to gaining strength or weakening.

    Even a keener possibility that this bug might just peter out naturally as it's runs it's cycle. Or not.
    Historically, these nasty pathogens [bacterial/viral/whatever] have a manner of disappearing outta-the-blue.

    Perhaps, it returns mutated and stronger. Or perhaps it doesn't.

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    Went to CM immi last week for my non-Imm renewal...as usual I got there a little past 6am, got screened for temp and got a sticker on my shirt proving this and a queue ticket.
    Then I had to wait on the chairs under the tents set up outside. An assistant who spoke good English (but not Thai) checked my file (new this year for me - Thai spouse non imm - besides the bank letter stating that I have sufficient funds for 2 months, I had to produce a 1 year bank statement and copy of my entire bank book - thus 2+ years, I knew that beforehand as I checked the requirements while preparing my files).
    Then the offices opened, I got another queue ticket when they checked my file again at the main desk. Social distancing is enforced by assistant to the waiting areas and queues. Even Husbands and wives have to stay apart, considering we live and sleep together it's pointless but anyway.

    They set up clear plastic tarp to "insulate the waiting area from the office, there were some slits to pass your file to the IOs.
    We were 3rd in queue for my type of "visa", waited one hour and a half with the mask on, and was starting to feel hot and agitated with all these people around and the sun heat rising.
    The we were called to the office, when going beyond the tarp I was quickly refreshed by the Aircon ...buggers they kept the Aircon for them and apparently don't open it for the waiting area as they used to do. Few questions, some signatures and that was it. Went out at 10 am, which is usually the time I exit whenever I renew my visa.


    BTW I saw several tourists get turned down because they didn't have a letter from their embassy


    Have to back there again to do my 90 days report due on 18th, as the phone app doesn't work, I got a prompt "no service" when I tried to send my report today...I wish they had lifted unnecessary requirements that force foreigners to go to crowded places like Immi offices, visit several places around the city to get the required justificatives, and possibly infect other foreigners and Thai workers in the process. But hey when I saw how were the train and bus stations in BKK when they announced the shut down, you can't expect anything better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Does that make it compulsory for them to open? Or just allowed?
    It seems that here, they are reacting on a case by case basis. In the absence of any guide from authorities, they will open the surgery to perform essential (pain relief) services only.
    Any pre-planned routine maintenance will be postponed until further notice. I never met a poor dentist in Asia, so they can easily afford a break.

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