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Australian and Chinese expats in Chonburi test positive for COVID-19

 

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Chonburi Public Health Office on Monday confirmed an Australian and a Chinese national tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The couple, who tested positive in Banglamung district, have lived in Thailand for three years, Chonburi Public Health Deputy Chief Dr Wichai Tanasophon revealed.

 

The couple tested positive after getting tested before they had been due to take a trip overseas. 

 

Dr Wichai said the couple were asymptomatic and probably had the virus for a long time due to the viral load being of such a small amount.

 

Because of this, it is unlikely they are contagious, Dr Wichai said.

 

The exact details of their infection remains under investigation.

 

The couple have now been placed in quarantine and health officials have begun contact tracing. 

 

The two cases bring the total number of cases in Chonburi to 652. No new cases were reported on Tuesday (16 Feb)

 

The message from Chonburi Public Health Office is to always maintain social distancing, wear a mask, regularly wash hands or use a hand sanitizer and use the Thai or MorChana contact tracing apps.

 

Source: Chonburi Public Health Office

 

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I don't get it..an expat couple who tested positive somehow becomes a breaking news in Pattaya's social media.

If Covid cases are so extremely rare in the region, then what's the reason for some of these extreme measures???

 

Or...is it not so?!

 

 

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So much for their scheduled trip it appears.  You test to leave Thailand and then you can not leave as they place you in quarantine.  Trying to get to Thailand to visit my son, but the requirements are oh so many for a man of 74, and finding the insurance required is expensive for me being on SS.

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4 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

More and more hospital walk in cases being found, this time tested because they just needed a covid free certificate to fly. Its not looking good

 

As has been said by others, "no testing, no find, no have COVID".

It's out there probably in larger numbers than some suspect and probably wider spread the the government will admit to.

The number of cases being found would appear to be asymptomatic, and if as has been widely reported in this forum "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' why are these 2 being quarantined.

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3 minutes ago, foreverlomsak said:

As has been said by others, "no testing, no find, no have COVID".

It's out there probably in larger numbers than some suspect and probably wider spread the the government will admit to.

The number of cases being found would appear to be asymptomatic, and if as has been widely reported in this forum "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' why are these 2 being quarantined.

Where are reports that "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' ?

The latest outbreak was exactly the opposite, spread by asymptomatic carriers, through Samut Sahkon and onto other provinces.

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11 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Where are reports that "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' ?

The latest outbreak was exactly the opposite, spread by asymptomatic carriers, through Samut Sahkon and onto other provinces.

Don't remember offhand where except that it was in various responses to comments I made in other topics re the potential spread.

I honestly believe that the virus can be spread by both symptomatic and asymptomatic, and there are probably quite a lot who have exhibited some mild symptoms and shrugged them off (cured), thereby now being middle ground between being symptomatic and asymptomatic.

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33 minutes ago, foreverlomsak said:

As has been said by others, "no testing, no find, no have COVID".

It's out there probably in larger numbers than some suspect and probably wider spread the the government will admit to.

The number of cases being found would appear to be asymptomatic, and if as has been widely reported in this forum "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' why are these 2 being quarantined.

https://m.facebook.com/thailandprd/photos/a.251619424861479/3975988309091220/?type=3&source=48

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I read in a newspaper that in The Netherlands more than 13% of people tested already have

antibodies in their system.

Imo if you would test for antibodies here in Thailand you will find it to be much much higher!

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Dr Wichai said the couple were asymptomatic and probably had the virus for a long time due to the viral load being of such a small amount.

 

^^^This is what I have been saying for a year now....

 

Back when Covid was discovered....which is not the same as saying when it actually started....There were many Chinese tourists in Thailand

 

It is silly/insane/Thai to think or claim Thailand has been covid free during the year they claimed they were.

Covid was not sucked out of Thailand back in Dec 2019 when tourists left....It has always been here

 

It is just that most folks stay home when sick & this has basically gone unnoticed/unreported

Not that many older folks didn't die this past 1.5 years of super pneumonia in village hospitals....untested for C19

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What? This is new to me.

 

Is everyone supposed to be tested before they leave Thailand? and tested again when they enter Thailand?

 

This is too much. They should concentrate on illegal border crossing instead.

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Dr Wichai said the couple were asymptomatic and probably had the virus for a long time due to the viral load being of such a small amount.

 

Because of this, it is unlikely they are contagious, Dr Wichai said.

 

But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be locked up for an undetermined amount of time, likely at their own expense.

 

I would need to be near death before submitting to a covid-19 PCR test in Thailand.

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1 minute ago, EricTh said:

What? This is new to me.

 

Is everyone supposed to be tested before they leave Thailand? and tested again when they enter Thailand?

 

This is too much. They should concentrate on illegal border crossing instead.

Australia requires testing 72 hours prior to returning.

There's also this: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/12/daniel-andrews-flags-shutting-out-stranded-australians-except-for-compassionate-cases

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1 hour ago, Bkk Brian said:

More and more hospital walk in cases being found, this time tested because they just needed a covid free certificate to fly. Its not looking good

 

It would appear that these were cases found by pure accident.

If they were resident here for 3 Years as stated they could have been transmitting for ages.

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1 minute ago, Cake Monster said:

If they were resident here for 3 Years as stated they could have been transmitting for ages.

Of course but the question is,where did they get it from?

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1 hour ago, foreverlomsak said:

As has been said by others, "no testing, no find, no have COVID".

It's out there probably in larger numbers than some suspect and probably wider spread the the government will admit to.

The number of cases being found would appear to be asymptomatic, and if as has been widely reported in this forum "asymptomatic cases do not spread the disease' why are these 2 being quarantined.

link please.  Thought not.

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PCR testing at how many cycles in thailand now ?    35x  ?  42x ?  45x ?

 

since BIDEN, WHO told labs to check their manual and don't do over 35x cycles

 

and guess what.... yeah... president BIDEN miracle now less new cases

 

mhhhhhh

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1 minute ago, Mike Rodik said:

PCR testing at how many cycles in thailand now ?    35x  ?  42x ?  45x ?

 

since BIDEN, WHO told labs to check their manual and don't do over 35x cycles

 

and guess what.... yeah... president BIDEN miracle now less new cases

 

mhhhhhh

...and in English?

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Just now, Surelynot said:

...and in English?

He's saying that there are less cases due to less sensitive testing recommended by the WHO.

There's a home test by Ellume that's just as accurate as a PCR test, and one coming out from AnteoTech that's designed for point-of-care use. So testing will be easy and accurate.

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30 minutes ago, Salerno said:

 

Depends on your destination and the airline(s) you are flying.

Oh yeah, so it's for the entry requirement into Australia that require the Covid test.

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14 minutes ago, Mike Rodik said:

PCR testing at how many cycles in thailand now ?    35x  ?  42x ?  45x ?

 

since BIDEN, WHO told labs to check their manual and don't do over 35x cycles

 

and guess what.... yeah... president BIDEN miracle now less new cases

 

mhhhhhh

surely anything above 35x will be inaccurate anyway.

Thus making positives more predominant !

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29 minutes ago, anchadian said:

link please.  Thought not.

Instead of asking for a link why dont you post proof that they have been effectivly and aggressivly testing in Thailand. Which isnt the case.

 

Having Thai family in and around bangkok and other areas they havent seen any testing so wheres your proof that they are testing ?

 

Thought not.

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17 minutes ago, EricTh said:

Oh yeah, so it's for the entry requirement into Australia that require the Covid test.

 

In this case, likely (can't say I've looked into where they wanted to go). But there are a number of destinations that require negative tests depending on origin, some countries need negative tests when transiting and some airlines that you need negative tests to fly.

 

Country requirements around the world: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

For airlines, check their websites.

 

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12 minutes ago, EricTh said:

Oh yeah, so it's for the entry requirement into Australia that require the Covid test.

The UK also requires a covid free test to enter. I think there are dozens of countries that ask for this requirement.

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