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Over 90% of Thai people want a total ban on foreign arrivals

 

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Over 90% of respondents to a recent opinion poll fear the prospect of the second wave of COVID-19 infections and they want a complete ban on foreign arrivals in Thailand, according to a Suan Dusit Poll

 

The poll gauged the opinions of 1,459 people, between July 14th and 18th, about their concerns over the possibility of a second COVID-19 outbreak, following two incidents last week. One concerned Egyptian military mission members breaking self-confinement rules and the other involved a Sudanese diplomatic family, staying at a condominium instead of state quarantine facility, with one member of the family infected by the virus.

 

The poll shows 52.23% of the respondents are very concerned about the two incidents and 39.68% are quite concerned, while the rest are not concerned at all.

 

On the question of how to prevent a second wave of infections, 94.51% want the Government to forbid all foreigners from entering Thailand, 86.41% suggest stringent screening processes, 83.80% say people must wear face masks and regularly wash their hands, 81.40% suggest the Government keeps people updated about the pandemic and 76.73% want free access to COVID-19 tests.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/over-90-of-thai-people-want-a-total-ban-on-foreign-arrivals/

 

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 94.45% are most concerned about losing their jobs,

 

Obviously, not many of the massive number of 1,459 people questioned in the poll, were from the millions who have, rather sadly, already lost their jobs.

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Looks terribly stupid.

Looks like brainwashing and fear works beyond expectation.

But 5% thinking brains is probably the common world percentage.

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Can’t expect anything else when they are getting totally brainwashed on a daily basis. Even some of the foreigners who are living In Thailand are spouting the same scaremongering nonsense. 

 

Maybe it’s gonna take a while to sink in the severity of the situation the country is heading for before they begin to wise up. 
 

Thaiand can not survive on its own. 
 

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Thai’s are not this stupid. One has to wonder how ‘loaded’ the questions in the poll were...

 

i.e. Should we allow foreigners in from countries with high covid numbers? 
 

or should we allow the risk of foreigners bring in covid? etc 

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And this is precisely the reason, rightly or wrongly, Thailand's borders will stay closed for some time to come.   For those of us outside the country who would like to visit, it's going to be a long wait.   For those of us whose life / house / family is in Thailand, returning from abroad is going to be a bureaucratic, expensive and painful process.  

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11 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

94.45% are most concerned about losing their jobs, 92.05% are worry most about business closures

 

So, 90% want to ban foreigners and lose their jobs at the same time ? 

Surely they don't understand the implications of banning foreigners to the country, 20% of GDP plus all the Baht given to Thai people/girls/families support for those families which is not part of GDP, which must add up 100s of millions of Baht or do the Thai people want to go back to the 1960s and make a living from the land. 

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Alrighty, everyone begin packing, get out, and never come back you all are NOT wanted here in Thailand.  It's over, go find another place.

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4 minutes ago, mike787 said:

Alrighty, everyone begin packing, get out, and never come back you all are NOT wanted here in Thailand.  It's over, go find another place.

I don't think foreigners already here really fall into the arrivals part of the OP.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Over 90% of Thai people want a total ban on foreign arrivals

Over 90% of 1459 Thai people polled want a total ban on foreign arrivals

 

Fixed your sensationalism for you 😉

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Forbid all foreigners? Does.that mean Thai people who are registered living abroad with a foreign spouse too? Because they are foreigners too. Does it mean that all foreigners with property in Thailand who stay about 5 months a year in Thailand, go eat at restaurants, play golf, shop in expensive shopping malls, make trips with taxis and so on. Are.they not welcome anymore? Those.who sponsored and.delivered food packages to poor people and jobless people because of this crisis. People with retirement visas can not.come? Why? We like to be in Thailand. We help Thai people who are close. Make difference where needed. If you want to loose us please do keep rejecting our entrance into Thailand. We will spend our money somewhere else and let the government take care of you. I do hope the big moguls want to spend this kind of money.

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Funny how when people express an opinion or a preference, and it runs counter to their own narrative, some immediately assume it's a result of "brainwashing".

 

 

 

 

 

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Just spent a nice weekend in bkk with the family at a 5 star hotel on Sukhumvit. Great price , good food etc but no one there. Not enough customers to ever sustain the cost of operations so the overall feeling was scary to see just how bad it is for business and the employees since everywhere we went is short staffed and their services cut back to a minimum. Also visited a couple of other hotels for happy hour at the roof top bars. Same scenario, very few customers and short staffed but glad to be working. Not sustainable...Going to see more places re closing if this continues.

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Makes perfect sense. Form a public health point of you. The economy and workforce will suffer, but the rebound will be spectacular once the crisis is over. And the Thais have the capacity to live off rice, various critters and snakes for a couple of years. 

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Was sitting here reading this in Sydney and asked myself if I would like to ban overseas visitors from coming to Sydney. Of course I would. At least while covid is active and there is no vaccine.

 

The attitude is not confined to Thais.

 

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32 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

I wonder how long it took to capture an image where not one person has the mask under their chin ...

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Not long I’d imagine. Last Friday I was on a busy BTS where everyone was wearing a mask correctly. I walked from Phrom Pong to Asoke and the only people I saw without masks were two westerners. I was happily surprised. 
Right now I’m ok with keeping the borders closed. It’s protecting the country for the long term, Not looking at short term gains.

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39 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

I wonder how long it took to capture an image where not one person has the mask under their chin ...

 

About 10 nanoseconds if the pic was taken in either Bkk or Pattaya.

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41 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

I wonder how long it took to capture an image where not one person has the mask under their chin ...

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7 minutes ago, TEFLKrabi said:

Not long I’d imagine.


Lol - that photo was published on ThaiVisa (and elsewhere) as far back as 20 April
 

 

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I roll my eyes every time I see the sensationalist headlines from the 'results' of yet another bogus poll conducted in Thailand. This one is no exception.

 

We are not informed about the questions that were asked, so cannot determine bias.

We don't know how the respondents were selected.

We never see a  table of all the statistical results, so cannot determine if the writer has cherry picked, or misinterpreted the results.

We don't know who paid for the research and how they influenced it.

 

In most cases these polls in Thailand are simply propaganda tools.

 

As for the reporting in this case I note the following quoted directly from the article:

 

"On the question of how to prevent a second wave of infections, 94.51% want the Government to forbid all foreigners from entering Thailand ...

 

"In order to ease public concerns ... 33.43% want a total ban on foreign arrivals".

 

So which is it?

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And all this for a BS common flu that has been blown waaaay out of proportion worldwide by the likes of WHO, the CDC etc

 

They don't even have reliable test for it yet - insanity.

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2 hours ago, Don Mega said:

I don't think foreigners already here really fall into the arrivals part of the OP.

Funny thing about that.  Came back from a trip down to Phuket.  Upon exiting Suvarnabhumi airport, I went out to get a cab. First two in the que refused my fare for whatever reason, only going to Lumpini Park.  Next one the girlfriend took the ticket up to the Taxiand told him where to go, as soon as I got inside the driver started asking 20 questions. Where you from? You finish quarantine? Why you come as tourist to visit now with Covid. Had to show the stupid git my pink id card before he would believe I had not just come into the country. Truth be told it made me feel like he was scared I was infected......not a good sign.

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3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Thai’s are not this stupid. One has to wonder how ‘loaded’ the questions in the poll were...

 

i.e. Should we allow foreigners in from countries with high covid numbers? 
 

or should we allow the risk of foreigners bring in covid? etc 

Poll questions on the lines of answer only 

YES or NO

Have you stopped beating your wife.

Result

50% of people asked said they are still beating their wife.

50% said they have stopped doing it.

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3 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Funny thing about that.  Came back from a trip down to Phuket.  Upon exiting Suvarnabhumi airport, I went out to get a cab. First two in the que refused my fare for whatever reason, only going to Lumpini Park.  Next one the girlfriend took the ticket up to the Taxiand told him where to go, as soon as I got inside the driver started asking 20 questions. Where you from? You finish quarantine? Why you come as tourist to visit now with Covid. Had to show the stupid git my pink id card before he would believe I had not just come into the country. Truth be told it made me feel like he was scared I was infected......not a good sign.

Dumb uneducated baffoon, does he not read the news and see there is <deleted> all foreigners arriving and those that are have to go to quarantine... not to arrivals level and jump in a Taxi.

 

I woulda dropped me mask and give a little cough.

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