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    Thai officials tracing anyone who may have been infected by Egyptian soldier

    The CCSA is asking anyone who thinks they may have had physical contact with an Egyptian soldier, who was on a short visit to Thailand last week and later tested positive for COVID-19, to come forward for testing, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing today (Monday)


    The Egyptian soldier is one of the three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today by the CCSA.


    Dr. Taweesin said that the 43-year Egyptian was among a group of 30 personnel who flew into Thailand on July 8th and entered quarantine at a hotel in the eastern province of Rayong. The following day, the group left for China and returned to Thailand the same night, checking into the hotel for a one-night stay, before departing for Egypt on July 11th.


    Dr. Taweesin said that all the men were screened and swab tests taken on their arrival from China on July 10th. Second swab tests were conducted the next day, before their departure, but the results, which came back yesterday, showed one of them was positive for COVID-19, he added.


    While in Rayong province, the infected soldier is reported to have left the hotel to visit a shopping mall and a few other venues, said Dr. Taweesin, adding that Thai public health officials have been tracing people who might have had physical contact with the soldier.


    The incident has prompted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to order a revamp of measures concerning arrivals of special foreign delegations, to prevent a repeat of the incident, said the CCSA spokesman.


    The two other new infections are a 48-year old Thai worker arriving from Kuwait on a flight, on which ten other asymptomatic passengers had earlier tested positive for the virus, and a 22-year old Thai woman, returning from Bahrain, who had a fever and was found to be infected on her arrival on July 12th.


    Dr. Taweesin said that there was also the case of a nine-year old girl, who came to Thailand from Africa as part of a diplomatic mission. Prior to the departure on July 7th, she was cleared of the disease, but she tested positive three days later and was sent to a private hospital for treatment, while the whole family was held in quarantine at a condominium in Bangkok.


    Cumulative infections in Thailand are now 3,220, with 3,090 recoveries and 58 deaths. 72 others are still in hospital.


    Thailand now ranks 100th in the world in terms of infections, but there has not been a single locally acquired infection for 49 consecutive days.

    Thai officials tracing anyone who may have been infected by Egyptian soldier – Thai PBS World

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    short visits for a few short times.check walking st.

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    how can u have exceptions to a lockdown. no point what so ever in my book, in having a lockdown for some. as this is supposedly a world epidemic. the various govs need to isolate other govs that flout the rules.

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    you couldnt make it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    the various govs need to isolate other govs that flout the rules.
    In the UK they are too busy breaking lockdown rules themselves.

    The country's people have generally been doing a lot better than the tossers that are supposed to be guiding them.

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    Of more interest is the transit of 30 EGY government sponsored personnel through Thailand to China for a visit there of only 12 hours, a stay that was shorter than the transit stops in Thailand which bizarrely involved overnight layovers.

    What on earth was all that about?

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    The belief that they are above the law - cf UK.

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    Just takes one to kick it off again.

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    Hmm.. All schools closed in Rayong again until next week, due to this little infraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    What on earth was all that about?
    R&R ie visiting whores.

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    news is that they have to look for all them that came into contact with the 9yr.old girl,12 of them have caught the virus already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Of more interest is the transit of 30 EGY government sponsored personnel through Thailand to China for a visit there of only 12 hours, a stay that was shorter than the transit stops in Thailand which bizarrely involved overnight layovers.

    What on earth was all that about?
    An interesting question. One possibility is some kind of due diligence process on purchasing Chinese military hardware.
    The group travelled from Egypt, via UAE and Pakistan on the way to Chengdu.
    Egypt, the UAE and Pakistan all operate similar Chinese drones. Those drones come from ... Chengdu.
    Only a guess, I could be adding 2 and 2 to get 5.
    I have absolutely no inside knowledge. I was just interested to dig a little, strictly public sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    An interesting question. One possibility is some kind of due diligence process on purchasing Chinese military hardware.
    The group travelled from Egypt, via UAE and Pakistan on the way to Chengdu.
    Egypt, the UAE and Pakistan all operate similar Chinese drones. Those drones come from ... Chengdu.
    Only a guess, I could be adding 2 and 2 to get 5.
    I have absolutely no inside knowledge. I was just interested to dig a little, strictly public sources.
    seems you might have hit the nail on the head.we all know if your a V.I.P. you get away with most.

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    Rayongers Queue up for Virus Test, Gov. Removed Over SNAFU

    RAYONG — Dozens of Rayong residents lined up to take a swab test for the coronavirus on Tuesday amid growing concerns over a possible second wave of domestic outbreak.


    Three mobile testing units were dispatched to Laem Thong Department Store in Rayong City, a venue visited by an Egyptian airman who later tested positive for the virus and his colleague last week. More than 25 people queued up to take a free test this morning. Officials said anyone who believes they are at risk should drop by for a test.

    MORE Rayongers Queue up for Virus Test, Gov. Removed Over SNAFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Hmm.. All schools closed in Rayong again until next week, due to this little infraction.
    I'm not averse to treating Thai figures with a dose of cynicism approaching contempt. While we have impressively low death and infection counts, it's easy to keep reported infections low/acceptable when you've tested less than 1% of the population, and with an unknown number of defective kits.

    As I said before, we're far from clean, lockdowns are not a thing of the past, they'll be coming back both here and elsewhere, and eventually we may be required to accept death as an acceptable risk for something closer to normality.

    Given that anything to keep people aware and actively involved is better than nothing, it's quite simple, while orders flow from leaders with form for being well out of their depth and a history of treating the lower end as dross, if you don't test hard and fast, with reliable kits, you can order whatever restrictions that make you appear to know what you're doing, but you're not going to find the roaming infected.

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    How many did he inject?

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