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    Covid latest rumour - lockdown

    So - the current rumour going around is that there will be a complete 24 hour quarantine starting on Friday 10th, and lasting one week. The aim will be to completely block people travelling back over the weekend for Songkran.

    Government is apparently denying - so quite likely.

    Last few days to stock people, just on the chance.

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    I heard from an informed source that central government has instrcted all departments to make a contingency plan for a 24/7 lockdown.
    Just a 'contingency" ...
    I'll top up the gin supply today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I'll top up the gin supply today.
    Good luck with that - a lot of places have stopped selling booze.

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    Most probably a good idea,as the holiday period would be a nightmare.

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    If you posted this on Thai Visa you would get a warning from Charlie H

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    A lot of people were out shopping in the local town yesterday. I have never seen the small Tesco quite so full, with only 2 farangs in the shop and the rest locals. Lockdown is rumoured to be imminent. We are on war rations...eat a meal and freeze two for later.

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    This was 'mooted' by some Thai Govt spastic yesterday, probably just gauging reaction / levels of outrage from the usual social media channels.

    Hopefully, they have since gleaned that things like electricity, running water, and erm, food might be affected by nailing the whole fucking country down.

    Little Nazis running around stamping their boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Little Nazis running around stamping their boots.
    In this case,I think it needs it,same here in UK idiots swarming all over the parks, Easter here soon we could also go that way if the idiots not listen.

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    I am pretty ok if there is a complete lockdown - presumably except for essential workers (although how they would be defined I have no idea).

    I am amazingly pissed of today. My son is doing his uni admission, and as part of it he needs to upload a photo of himself, wearing the correct student tie -and infront of a blue background.

    So - a few days ago he went into the Uni to get the tie. Shop closed. Directions to an on line site. Placed an order a few days ago - today got notified that because of covid all deliveries were stopping - and in place, students could put a (new) order on line and after payment go collect it in person. Now, because of the requirement for a fucking BLUE background he is off to the local photographer to get a picture taken. So, here is us trying to self isolate and the muppets have him running all over town to fit criteria that could easily have been waved in light of the fucking pandemic.

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    photoshop the tie

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    I dont even drink everyday but do enjoy a beer. So Saturday got out to Makro. Have enough beer for a while now and feel better, as you really cant be sure what will happen tomorrow these days...

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    I live almost in the centre of greater Pattaya and busy on the road with 100% people wearing masks.

    Still heaps of Thai shops selling food and booze can be purchased everywhere.

    Siambury's was packed as well and according to their orders to my wife their business must be booming at the moment.

    Business here on the Darkside as normal.

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    It's no rumour. In fact, quite a clever solution.

    How else to heed the ban of Songraan travelling? Instead of 20 million on the road, just 1 million? It would be better for the situation?
    (damn junta)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    as you really cant be sure what will happen tomorrow these days...
    Agree AO. Its definitely day by day.


    As for the lock down, my wife read same thing but later said it was just bad information that began circulating.

    We did go shopping today for some supplies and notice stores quite crowded and some shelves looking thin.

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    A 24 hour shutdown for the songkran days makes sense.

    It would also probably be better than what SK usually is.

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    ^ I agree.

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    Covid + Songkran = hide. Run and fucking hide.

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    I thought Songran was cancelled this year. At least in Sakon Nakhon, it will be a very dry time...no-one has any booze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    At least in Sakon Nakhon, it will be a very dry time...no-one has any booze.
    I doubt that VERY much.

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    ^ agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I doubt that VERY much
    Let me re-phrase. No-one has any booze they are going to openly share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Let me re-phrase. No-one has any booze they are going to openly share.
    ...well, of course not...offer money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    photoshop the tie
    Exactly what I was thinking together with the blue background. Maybe remove a few zits if he was like me in the day.

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    Should have popped and got some TOT Nano and painted up a feature wall - two birds one stone.

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    A 24hr curfew could soon turn ugly; I can only speak for what little I've seen in Pty, but certainly also around the country there are many people at various stages of being marooned, broke, homeless, soon to be very hungry and desperate, and realising that the one group of people nobody should be forced to rely on to care for their interests is Thai elites.

    If our glorious leaders impose a 24/7 curfew, it's likely to be haphazard and without considered and properly executed food distribution and other services, in which case bad things could quickly escalate.

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