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Thailand Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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,

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,

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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 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.

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What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ? according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 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.

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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

Real Estate Specialists Thailand are based in the Jomtien complex located between the Agate hotel and the Thai Blind Massage Institute,

If you require any information or assistance please feel free to contact us any time, if you are looking for information on renting a property in Pattaya or Jomtien or buying a property in Pattaya or Jomtien with over 20 years’ experience in Thailand after relocating from England and wit a data bas of over three thousand Pattaya properties you will get a strong honest and professional approach to any of your property questions,

If you require information regarding the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the Pattaya area we are in ground zero so to speak for the Pattaya area and will be able to find the answer to any questions you may have.

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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Pattaya Electric vehicles

Could this be the future for a green Pattaya Green Pattaya

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The Vineyard Pattaya Mabprachan

Pattaya Mabprachan Lake 4 bedroom luxury villa rental, large  Private swimming pool surrounded by manicured tropical  Gardens, Villa for rent is a one of a kind viewing is highly recommended. 



House for rent in the much sort after Mabprachan lake area of Pattaya, Four Bedroom Four Bathroom private swimming pool private tropical landscaped gardens, fitted and furnished to a very high standard this, this is a Pattaya property that will be surpassed by none.

If you've considering renting a luxury rental home in Thailand, maybe for early retirement or relocating the family for work reasons, The Vineyard could be the perfect place to realize that dream, the concept for this villa project is attention to detail and large outdoor living styles.

The project itself boasts quality and professional workmanship in both building and design and is set in beautiful, tropical surroundings which complements The Vineyard perfectly.

With some of Thailand's most famous Golf Courses, International Schools, Shopping Malls & Restaurants nearby, choosing to live at ‘The Vineyard' is not just choosing a home, it's choosing a lifestyle. If renting a home is for the family and education is a important matter then look no further under 15 minutes you will find two of the finest The Regents and Rugby International School Thailand

The Vineyard is located in the Lake Mabprachan area of Pattaya, Thailand which is renowned for its tranquil surroundings, yet still only 10 minutes from Pattaya's Town Center, its shopping malls and vibrant nightlife. plus some tranquil beaches such as Jomtien, Dongtan, Baan Ampur and the famous Bangsaray beach and fishing village 


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Environmentally  Friendly Pattaya

Interesting read from Thailand’s Nation newspaper regarding the use of Plastic in hotels, as a long-term resident of Pattaya I for one hope that Pattaya will follow suite with this idea, with so many new tourists flooding Pattaya especially from the Asian countries including China,

With all the large condominium projects being completed and transferred to new buyers the population of Pattaya is drastically increasing which is very good for the Pattaya Real Estate Market but the side effects will increase the use of plastic which is already a major problem and if not controlled with similar ideas like this one in Phuket will cause major environmental issues in the Future for Pattaya. The two photos below are take by myself  these two beach are under 20 minutes drive from Cental Pattaya sight to be seen beaches with no plasic waste or derbris of any kind, lets keep them this way and try to clean the beaches closer to Pattaya city to the same standard

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I think the majority of Pattaya property owners Houses, villas or Condominiums would embrace a cleaner more environmentally friendly Pattaya, which will have a roll-on effect to encourage more tourists to visit this beautiful Pattaya city on the coast, Pattaya hotels, Real Estate and businesses will flourish, the local Thai people will have a better standard of living, all in all a green environmentally friendly Pattaya would benefit everyone in the area.  


The Nation News Paper  

All members of the Phuket Hotels Association have jointly committed to eliminate plastic water bottles and drinking straws from rooms by 2019 as part of an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Phuket, said association president Anthony Lark.

The association has also provided information to its hotel members about companies that provide alternatives to plastics for food storage, waste bags and guest amenities. 

Lark said the association aims to ensure a sustainable short-term and long-term tourism environment in Phuket by encouraging its member hotels to take action and adopt sustainable, none plastic solutions amenities and services to their guests.

“We’ve tracked the single use plastic in place at our hotels and provided the hotel owners and management with cost effective solutions to switch from plastics to sustainable alternatives. We’ve worked closely with the government and support the efforts of Thai schools and colleges to slowly but surely make changes. We will also be recognizing those hotels that make the most progress,” he added.

Lark said that the growing numbers of tourists on the island actually helps make the alternatives more economically viable. For instance, the change from using plastic water bottles to reusable glass actually saves the hotels money and this has been demonstrated at many of members’ hotels that have already made the switch.

Phuket Hotels Association recently announced a new annual international forum called PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism), which will hold its first event on the island in September to support the region's hospitality industry in its fight for a sustainable future. 

The PHIST Forum 2018 will take place on September 24th at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and is coorganised by C9 Hotelworks and Greenview, respected consultants to the regional hospitality industry. The innovative ecofocused event will bring together some of Southeast Asia’s key tourism and hospitality stakeholders – particularly those operating in island destinations – to explore solutions to the region’s most pressing environmental issues.

“Island tourism in Southeast Asia is at a critical juncture; we simply cannot continue overlooking the impacts,” said Eric Ricaurte, founder and CEO of Greenview in an association media release trumpeting the event.

“Risks are real and sustainability must be the driving force behind future growth. But how do we change and adapt to the challenges we face, then catalyse solutions across the region? Education is the key and PHIST will create a forum for positive action.”

The PHIST program will feature a series of expert panels, themed talks, technical workshops and roundtable discussions covering topics such as sustainable operations, destination development, and overtourism. The event is expecting 500 delegates from around the Asia region. All the sessions will be free to attend.

Working together is essential for the industry’s longterm survival, said Bill Barnett, managing director of C9 Hotelworks.

“Environmental destruction is a crisis without borders and the hospitality industry needs to collaborate, find answers, and come up with a regional action plan,” he said. “We can literally use PHIST to fight for our sustainable survival.”

In line with the organisation’s solutions-oriented approach, the Phuket Hotels Association will use PHIST 2018 as an opportunity to showcase its “People. Planet. Phuket” campaign, which aims to educate local island communities and visitors about the importance of the Three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The campaign brings together over 70 member hotels in an education initiative targeting Phuket’s schools, designed to promote environmental protection and support. The community-based programme uses specially created anime characters, including “The Phist”, a school teacher-turned-superhero who fights and defeats polluting enemies like plastic straws, plastic bottles and oil waste in the ocean.

PHIST is supported by major tourism organisations, including the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand Convention and Events Bureau (TCEB), and the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and AustralianThai Chamber of Commerce (AUSTCHAM). Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong will open the event.

Lark added that one of the Phuket Hotels Association’s most important tasks is to create a forum for the hotel members to gain access to information on ways to reduce their use of plastics.

“This is, of course, a global issue and we all decided that we wanted Phuket to take the initiative to address these issues with education and actionable strategies that really make a difference. Every tropical island faces the same issues as Phuket and now is the time to start a serious effort to address this in Southeast Asia,” said Lark.

“When the other destinations see the efforts we make to bring together the community, we hope it will raise awareness throughout the region. The PHIST event has a strong regional message and we have already received a lot of interest from islands throughout the Asean bloc interested in the discussion and working towards real actionable solutions and instilling best sustainable practices.

“And yes, every small step we all take makes a difference for Phuket and benefits all those who visit our beautiful Island,” Lark concluded.


I hope you enjoyed this article and feel the need to change how we think regarding Plastic not only plastic but all none degradable products, if we visit the local Pattaya Makro super markets you do not get plastic carrier bags for your shopping Does this cause any shoppers any distress or hardship NO it does not we all manage very easily to get our shopping to our Pattaya house or Condominium even businesses without hardship.

As a Real Estate Company R.E.S.T based here in Jomtien Pattaya (Real Estate Specialists Thailand Co,. Ltd)   we believe that helping the environment of Pattaya will benefit us all, and as a Father I wish for a more environmental friendly Pattaya for my son to grow up in.

Always interested to interact with people on all aspects of Thailand and especially Pattaya we can never stop learning and talking discussing can be very educational and fun

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