Thailand Covid-19 Information
This article is written By Barry J Hayles of Real Estate Specialists Thailand Co,. Ltd with over 20 years’ experience living and working in Thailand Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok and Pattaya in the Thailand property and real estate market, www.rest-property.com
The article is for general information only as we know all details are very sketchy at the present time regarding Copvid-19 with even the official government reports from around the world are changing daily, please for up to date information on covid-19 please contact your embassies who will guide you in the right direction,
Covid-19 in Thailand infection rates as of today 19th March 2019 the Coronavirus has infected 212 people in the kingdom of Thailand with sadly one death, happily forty two cases cured, with a population of approximate seventy million people we have to give credit to the Thai government and the Thai medical people for containing this virus.
Update and a few tips of Covid-19 in the kingdom of Thailand, a brief overview of what you should do and not do.
COVID-19 in Thailand continues to pose a threat to the health of many Thais and foreign nationals with the total number of cases of 212, The government is looking to enact new measures to prevent the spread of the disease Thai government is expected to classify it as a full-blown pandemic in the near future one of the leading sources and reputable news outlets in my opinion is the https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand. check there daily updated website for the most up to date information on the Coronavirus
Here is a brief overview of what you need to know about COVID-19 in Thailand.
As was expected many of the social gatherings and celebrations are being canceled or postponed, In a brave attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the official holiday period for Songkran which is set for the 13th to 15th are no longer official holidays, replacement dates will hopefully be announced in the future being one of the biggest mass celebration’s throughout Thailand, with our beloved City of Pattaya making the most of Songkran than any other usually starting on the 12th April and running through to the fun, partying and maddens of the final day of the 19th April, Sadly this will not be happening this year,
It is highly likely that a ban on any public gatherings of fifty or more people will be put in place as expected and reports coming out of Bangkok. The situation in Thailand is active with the government probably enacting new measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading further in Thailand.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) How will this impact for those of us Thais and expats working in Thailand. Work and our life styles have to continue as best as possible and as safe as possible, a lot of businesses if possible are starting to implement the work from home strategy, some people very happy to work from home but with Thailand schools starting there longest holiday period of the year many home will not be a good working platform with youngsters not understanding and requiring Mum and Dads attention, businesses such as Bars, Nightclubs, indoor Gymnasiums, Movie theaters, Massage parlors being ordered to close for a minimum period of fourteen days from the 18th March,
The major shopping malls and supermarkets are staying open with screening on entrance for High fevers.
The public has been urged to use caution when outside their own residences and in public areas, avoiding large gatherings of people it at all possible keep hands and ginger nails clean at all times carrying a dispenser of alcohol based gel for cleaning is highly recommended, self-explanatory really if you touch some thing that is touched by the general public (escalator hand rail for example) do not touch your face, clean your hands as soon as possible.
Social distancing and looking after your health this is a new idea and concept to most of us, the idea is that if you do need to leave your place of residence then it is important practice keep your distance at least two meters from other people the closer you get the more chance of catching the virus hence then a chance of spreading the virus,
Bear in mind the best form of defense is to keep you distance, hand washing is a vital part of the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) Soap alone will not kill the virus but a good scrub and clean including under the finger nails followed by a alcohol based sanitizer.
Face masks I have heard many different arguments for this, I have heard that the normal surgical style paper masks do not offer much protection against viruses bacteria and germs yes viruses no, I am a Pattaya real estate agent working in Pattaya with my family I have with vested interest obviously in health and safety, point is I am not a qualified medical professional so if you need to go out and you wish to use a face mask do your research before taking the chance.
What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ? according to the World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/ they found that eighty percent of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients suffer only mild illness and eventually make a full recovery, approximately fourteen percent will experience sever illness whiles approximately five percent will become critical,
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) High fever, Shortness of breath and a cough, we all have to be remaindered we do not need all these symptoms to be sure you have the coronavirus infection, Remember Corona virus (Covid-19) shares very similar with symptoms as the common flu,
If you begin to show signs of being infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) What should we do, feeling mildly ill should stay home and self-quarantine isolate your self from other people, the medical profession advise that you seek medical attention if you are showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are visiting a doctor or hospital pre want the of your arrival and you thinking you may have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) whilst traveling to the medical facility avoid contact with other people where a recommended face mask, try to avoid touching anything the general public may touch.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Thailand how and where? Reportedly the first Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Thailand was announced on January 13 2020, a Chinese national traveling from Wuhan China to Thailand was flagged by the use of thermal imaging, this was the first detected case of Corona virus(COVID-19) outside of China according to reports, so from fist case in January 2020 to 212 cases in March 2020,
In my opinion what is needed now is calm honest self-assessing ourselves, we do not or should not stretch the Thai medical services any more than we need to, but we also do not want to assist with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Traveling around the Thai kingdom and international travel is for sure to get harder before it gets better, it is no use reporting on any travel restriction in this article as they are changing daily, best thing to do if you are traveling if it is domestic travel with in Thailand check with the local authorities, if you have to travel international then check with you airline carrier or your embassies.
With a population of approximately seventy million people, with a figure of 212 reported cases, if we all play a part this should be a beatable virus, China seem to be getting a grip of the situation so can Thailand.
Listen to what the Thai government are saying we all need to follow the same rules.
Keep a safe distance between each other two meters approximately,
Wash and clean hands scrub with soap and water then use a alcohol based sanitizer raguly ,
Try not to touch things that the general public touch if you do clean as soon as possible,
Avoid crowds and public meetings,
If you are feeling unwell seek medical advice, and inform the doctor or hospital prior to your arrival,
Hopefully informative read please do remember for up to date news and information check with the relevant government agencies
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Keep safe and Happy
As they say cleanliness is next to godliness,
Barry J Hayles
Real Estate Specialists Thailand Co,. Ltd
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