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Thailand bans arrivals from 8 African countries as a precaution against new COVID-19 variant Omicron


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The PM and his circle may need a new and better plan to get emergency relief money to his citizens depending on his upcoming Ban decisions regarding Omicron.......

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LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.

The discovery of the variant has sparked global concern, a wave of travel bans or curbs and a sell-off on financial markets on Friday as investors worried that Omicron could stall a global recovery from the nearly two-year pandemic.

https://www.reuters.com/world/concerns-over-covid-variant-trigger-more-travel-curbs-southern-africa-2021-11-27/

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1 minute ago, smedly said:

and is Thailand going ban these and the  rest ?

 

what about India and China

 

I guess we will have to wait and see how this developes, this new variant could see the end of covid 19 or a new deadly beggining lets hope its not the latter 

It has a reproduction rate of 2, per early studies.  Delta is around 5.  So not as transmissible.  But, it's taking off in South Africa.  Big time.  Most are unvaccinated and seems this new variant is going after those in their 20's to early 30's.

 

Scary.

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2 hours ago, Kinnock said:

Unfortunately, if Thailand did not ban entry from certain countries with known cases, then other countries will stop travel from Thailand.

 

It's just politicians pretending to protect their people, as any new variant that spreads quicker than the old model will be everywhere in time - but impotent politicians have to be seen to do something, even if it adds no value and wrecks the economy.

 

UK now has the new variant, so maybe next on the ban list?

sounds like you (think) have all the answers - why can you not be in charge

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3 hours ago, Bkk Brian said:

Now in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, Israel, UK, Italy, Hong Kong, Botswana and South Africa. What a difference a couple of days makes.

Decisions decisions, I wonder if Thailand will add them back onto the quarantine list like some African countries.

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