Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    33,696

    COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine

    Health officials on Thailandís Samui Island are scrambling to trace people who were in close contact with a French woman, who has fallen sick and tested positive for COVID-19 since she completed her 14-day mandatory quarantine in Bangkok.


    At a hastily-called media conference on the resort island this afternoon (Friday), Dr. Sophon Iamsirithavorn, Director of the countryís General Infectious Diseases Division, said that the 57-year old woman arrived in Bangkok, with two family members,on Thai Airways International flight TG933 on September 30th. They entered hotel based quarantine in the capital for 14 days. She underwent two swab tests and both returned negativeresults.


    After leaving quarantine on October 15th, she went to the French Embassy, before flying to Samui Island with her family onBangkok Airways flight PG167. The family was met at the islandís airport by a friend and driven to their accommodation.


    On October 17th, the woman developed a fever, cough and muscle pain. She was admitted to a private hospital on October 21st, but was discharged the following day, while results of the tests were pending.


    The results showed a positive result and the COVID-19 infection was reconfirmed by the medical science centre in Surat Thani. She was readmitted to hospital and isolated for treatment on October 22nd.


    Dr. Veerasak Lorthongkham, Director of Samui Hospital, said the patientís husband and son tested negative, but a second test is to be conducted and both have been isolated.


    Ten passengers and two crew from the Bangkok Airwayís flight have been asked in for tests and isolation tomorrow. 21 others,classified as being at low-risk, have been placed under close watch, he added.

    COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat lom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:54 AM
    Location
    Trapped in an old mans body
    Posts
    9,965
    It was a f..king frog last time (April) also..

  3. #3
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    19,331
    ^ I blame the hairy armpits.

  4. #4
    RIP pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,132
    So this has nothing to do with quarantine, and everything to do with her catching this bug in the 2 days she was wondering about.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,477
    ...... or the proven unreliability of testing.

    especially testing sourced in china.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    71,089
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    It was a f..king frog last time (April) also..
    He tested positive while in quarantine. My mate was on that flight (and in that quarantine).

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    71,089
    Public health officials have tracked down and tested 15 people who they believe could be at “high-risk” of infection. They’ve all been isolated until their results are confirmed. Another 42 people are “under observation” and considered at “low risk”.

    https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/57-year-old-woman-tests-positive-for-covid-on-samui

  8. #8
    RIP pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,132
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ...... or the proven unreliability of testing.

    especially testing sourced in china.
    If I had written that, perhaps pointing out that PCR tests are not diagnostic, it would have been chucked into the bin.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    20,852
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    especially testing sourced in china.
    No mention, in the article, of the testing source was of Chinese origin, what makes you make that allegation?

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,477
    where do you think the thais get their testing kits from? .........

  11. #11
    Lone Monarchist
    Backspin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:39 AM
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    3,078
    Holy fuck. Some frog blew it.

    I dont think the virus is nearly as dangerous as it was in March. An old obese fuckhead of a man in Trump got it and recovered fast.

    But this wont stop autistic health authorities from overreacting and shutting down the country

  12. #12
    RIP pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,132
    BGI Local Laboratory Solution for Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

    China - specifically they use the BGI RT PCR kit as detailed there. Not a test. Its a kit that amplifies markers found in Covid 19 - even if it is dead or a single strand expelled from the body. THey are useless for diagnostics, hence why they are being used.

    BGI’s Real-Time Fluorescent RT-PCR kit for detecting 2019-nCoV(SARS-CoV-2) is a qualitative in vitro nucleic acid amplification assay used to detect SARS-CoV-2 using reverse transcription PCR from throat swab and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid(BALF) samples. The kit is widely used for rapid detection and outbreak control of COVID-19 in China. BGI is distributing its RT-PCR kits to more than 180 countries and regions around the world.

    With its high specificity, sensitivity and rapid response, it can effectively assist the diagnosis of disease and improve the diagnosis efficiency.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat jabir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    11,595
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    So this has nothing to do with quarantine, and everything to do with her catching this bug in the 2 days she was wondering about.
    Or, the incubation period varies according to conditions, and may be more than the arbitrary 14 days announced by scientists that still know very little about the virus.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:01 AM
    Posts
    14,626
    The Thai practice of hospitalising all COVID infected, seemingly irrespective of their symptoms and degree of illness, is a luxury they might afford now but as the infection rebounds and infects the entire region, via Burma, it will of course cease. It is only when the virus is endemic within the country will its policy of excluding all air traffic end.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    71,089
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Or, the incubation period varies according to conditions, and may be more than the arbitrary 14 days announced by scientists that still know very little about the virus.
    Or, she got infected from one of the hotel staff in her "alternative state quarantine".

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    20,852
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    "alternative state quarantine"
    You have experience of an ASQ?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •