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MOPH says nearly 2,000 infections in latest COVID outbreak linked to markets

 

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The CCSA spokesperson, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin has revealed during the daily press briefing that 1,815 infections across the country are linked to markets, 90.19% of the cases are vendors, while only 9.81% are customers.

 

He explained that vendors spend most of their time at the markets and are often in close contact with each other, increasing the chance of contracting the virus, compared to customers.

 

As for the type of markets, 96.86% of the infections are connected to fresh markets, 3.14% to flea markets.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/moph-says-nearly-2000-infections-in-latest-covid-outbreak-linked-to-markets/

 

 

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So it is interesting to see the breakdown in the original article:

 

The five provinces with the most infections are Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan.  1,496 infections in Samut Sakhon have been traced to fresh markets and 46 to flea markets. In Bangkok, however, 71 infections were related to fresh markets, and 6 to flea markets.  

 

Many of those infected appear to be Myanmar nationals, and in Bangkok I wonder how many of those might be Care takers, Nannies, Housekeepers who work for Thai's.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

He explained that vendors spend most of their time at the markets and are often in close contact with each other, increasing the chance of contracting the virus, compared to customers.

Come to my neck of the woods and find that most markets ignore all the advice and carry on as normal

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3 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

  

Many of those infected appear to be Myanmar nationals, and in Bangkok I wonder how many of those might be Care takers, Nannies, Housekeepers who work for Thai's.

Doubt it as

7 hours ago, webfact said:

90.19% of the cases are vendors

 

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By my experience supermarkets such as Big C and Tesco never stopped providing customer-shared tongs and large spoons for bagging fresh meats. No gel nearby to sanitize hands before-after, no visible store sanitizing efforts. Not much point wearing a mask when using bare hands for these utensils without santizing. I use the plastic bag from the nearby rolls to bag meats as a glove.

Yet stores say they sanitize grocery cart handles before use. 

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The Thai media is keeping this one quiet.

 

Coronavirus related to Sars-CoV-2 found in Thailand.

 

They have discovered a virus that is a close match to the virus that causes Covid-19 in bats at a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Thailand. The virus, named RacCS203, is a close match to the genetic code of Sars-CoV-2 (with 91.5% similarity in their genomes).

 

The antibodies found in the bats were able to neutralise the pandemic virus, which is further evidence that Sars-CoV-2-related coronaviruses are circulating in Southeast Asia, they said.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55998157

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

The Thai media is keeping this one quiet.

 

Coronavirus related to Sars-CoV-2 found in Thailand.

 

They have discovered a virus that is a close match to the virus that causes Covid-19 in bats at a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Thailand. The virus, named RacCS203, is a close match to the genetic code of Sars-CoV-2 (with 91.5% similarity in their genomes).

 

The antibodies found in the bats were able to neutralise the pandemic virus, which is further evidence that Sars-CoV-2-related coronaviruses are circulating in Southeast Asia, they said.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55998157

 

 

I found this part of the article very interesting:

 

One big concern is the ability of coronaviruses to move between different mammals, for example cats, dogs and minks.  By moving between species, the virus can mutate and evolve into a new pathogen, which could explain how Covid-19 emerged.  Dr Thiravat Hemachudha of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, was part of the team of international researchers. The viruses found in bats in Thailand and China act as "a perfect template that can recombine with others and eventually evolve as new emerging pathogen(s), Covid-19 virus as one", he said.

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