Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by buksida » 17 Apr 2020 09:55

There is hope of a relaxing of the lockdown here as the govt opens the Malaysian border.

Still no recorded cases in Bangsaphan and we have freedom of movement which is more than many places. Aside from the closures, life is relatively normal here, there would be no tourists anyway at this time of the year and the hotels would already be emptying out.

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Post by buksida » 22 Apr 2020 08:22

Visas extended, relief measures approved
The cabinet approved a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for three more months on Tuesday in a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Foreigners whose visas had expired since March 26 will be permitted to stay until July 31 without having to apply for an extension, said Narumon Pinyosinwat, spokeswoman for the Thai government.

A similar extension was granted until April 30. To combat the Covid-19 outbreak, Thailand has since late March banned entry to foreigners, except diplomats and work-permit holders.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... s-approved

Govt in no rush to open businesses, may extend the curfew.
https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bus ... -by-may-1/
https://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/ad ... e-extended


Junta has full control now, what they always wanted, they're not relinquishing that power in a hurry.

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by Mike Parker » 24 Apr 2020 12:27

Appears to be a lot of confusion regarding when incoming and outgoing International flights will be allowed.Seems Domestic flights are almost ready to roll but leaves the tourism industry in limbo.If anybody gets credible information they might provide a link .I can't find one and was so hoping for family to come July/August

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Post by migrant » 24 Apr 2020 18:31

Mike Parker wrote:
24 Apr 2020 12:27
Appears to be a lot of confusion regarding when incoming and outgoing International flights will be allowed.Seems Domestic flights are almost ready to roll but leaves the tourism industry in limbo.If anybody gets credible information they might provide a link .I can't find one and was so hoping for family to come July/August
Not a word so far on international flights that I can find. Stuck in California so waiting.
With the April 30 date almost here one would hope they would confirm, or not.

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by Mike Parker » 25 Apr 2020 08:09

There's a lot of talk about there being a second wave of Covida virus but that is sheer speculation.

Free food queues here all over Chiang Mai are growing daily.CM economy is totally dependent on tourism.Businesses closing for good. They have to open up again soon with sensible screening unlike the UK who still have 115,000 people weekly arriving from overseas with not even a temperature check at the airport.

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Post by buksida » 25 Apr 2020 08:13

Looks like domestic flight prices will surge: https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... ase-by-80/

I can't see the junta lifting the lockdown anytime soon despite a fall in cases.

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by buksida » 26 Apr 2020 11:25

Be afraid ...

OPINION: THAIS SHOULD FEAR THE DANGER OF PANDEMIC’S NEW NORMAL
The end of the coronavirus pandemic is nowhere in sight, yet the New Normal of lives and politics in Thailand is already here.

Curfew, emergency decree, shutdown order, state-run quarantine, booze ban, a limit on the number of Thais allowed to return home from overseas, you name it. They’ve been going on for a month now – with no end promised.

The New Normal is set to continue for a while; Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha suggested earlier this week that the officials are in no rush to reopen businesses, lift curfew, or end emergency rule by the end of this month, contrary to online speculation.

As the crisis continues, it’s imperative that people who cherish freedom, human rights and democracy stay alert. They cannot sleepwalk and follow whatever they are being told to do by the state without giving it a critical thought.

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/ ... ew-normal/

Junta now has what it has always strived for - absolute control and power.

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by Mike Parker » 26 Apr 2020 11:52

Bangkok media reporting Swampy will open May 1 but not any indication of what flights coming and going.Apparently they have taken the opportunity to add more escalators and give the whole place a bit of face lift.I guess matter of waiting to see what unfolds

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by bsb » 27 Apr 2020 08:27

Mike ,read today domestic only, no overseas flights allowed in unless returning Thais on charter flights.

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Post by bsb » 27 Apr 2020 08:32

Just wondering, have you really been bothered by the lock down? how is it affecting you and your daily life?
do you feel as if you are in a communist state?
myself I see nothing to be afraid of other than people who do not follow social distancing or wear masks.
play smart and stay safe.

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by Mike Parker » 27 Apr 2020 10:25

Just read inbound International flights not on for at least another 15 days.

In Chiang Mai we have a population, with Burmese .Laos and Cambodian workers, of over 1 m.

I've been impressed with how disciplined people have been.Everyone one wearing masks ,temps taken when going into stores High temp and no mask you don't get in. No panic buying ,social distancing has become the norm

People queued up to 500 m long at temples getting free food and supplies many donated by indiviuals and the myriad of restaurants we have here. Approx 1,000 kids in orphanages getting donations of food as many people who previously were regular donors scared to go there.I find it appalling there is no Government funding

Of course most workers here live in a single room with a shower/toilet and no kitchen,couldn't be any harder than that.

Malls, we have 5 large ones, who employ 1,000's of locals may open May 1, but that's a Gov decision.

In all my wife and I are like everyone else just waiting it out but rather been in BS strolling along a beach

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by buksida » 27 Apr 2020 10:56

Don't expect the bars to open anytime soon ...

BARS, CINEMAS, SALONS, AND SPORT STADIUMS AMONG LAST TO REOPEN

The government is expected to reopen businesses at a different pace depending on the level of coronavirus risks associated with the venues, according to a proposal submitted by the pandemic taskforce.

In the proposal by the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration, businesses are categorized into white, green, yellow, and red codes. White code implies no danger associated with the venues, while red is the last to reopen.

The red-code businesses include pubs, internet cafes, karaoke bars, theatres, movie houses, and trade exhibitions. Parties with gatherings of a large number of people, tutorial school, sports stadiums, and air-conditioned sports venues are also included.

The center said people tend to spend a lot of time with little physical distance in these closed spaces, and some of them tend to attract multiple from different areas, which could pose an infection risk.

The center’s guideline cited Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, a known cluster of infections, as a proven evidence that such a place is too risky to reopen.

On the opposite pole of the classification is code white. This category includes vendors and open-aired stalls. Operators need not register to reopen the businesses as they are exempted due to low risks involved.

Code green is low-risk businesses. They must register online and abide by the government guidelines before reopening their businesses.

The group includes small air-conditioned shops such as bookshops, clothing stores, general goods stores, and construction material shops. Public parks and opened-air sports fields such as tennis courts are also included.

Yellow-code businesses are those classified as moderately risky. Operators of these businesses must not only apply online before reopening their businesses but require an approval by the government first.

They include flea markets, fresh markets, shopping malls, food courts, beauty and hair salons, and medical and dental clinics. Some sports facilities such as swimming pools and badminton courts are also listed in this category.

The center added that the classification can be altered if the pandemic situation changes in the coming days.

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bus ... to-reopen/

People here seem to be more afraid of the police than the virus which has totally spared Bangsaphan. :shock:

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by bsb » 27 Apr 2020 16:42

Update 3:40 no incoming extended to May 31.
No relaxing curfew at present

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Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Post by migrant » 27 Apr 2020 20:16

Bummer

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