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Thailand on Sunday (Nov 28) reported 5,854 new COVID-19 cases, 6,354 recoveries and 30 deaths.

 

Sunday's cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand since the start of the pandemic to 2,106,813 and 2,077,950 since April 1, the start of the so-called third wave.

 

Thailand's death toll stands at 20,707 since the start of the pandemic.

 

On Saturday, Thailand announced it was temporarily banning travellers from several African countries following the discovery of the Omnicorn COVID-19 variant. 

 

Starting from Dec 1, travel from eight countries -Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe will be banned, Disease Control Department chief Dr Opas Karnkawinpong announced.        

 

 

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A small drop from 89 previously reported. 

 

Health officials on Saturday (Nov 27) reported 73 new COVID-19 cases, 19 were found in Hua Hin.

Elsewhere in the province, 16 cases were found in Pranburi, 11 cases in Sam Roi Yot, zero cases in Kuiburi, 1 case found in Thap Sakae, 5 cases in Bang Saphan, 1 case in Bang Saphan Noi, and 20 cases in Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan.

One more death was report today, a 53-year-old, Thai man who lived in Aow Noi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, who had an underlying health condition and had not been vaccinated.

 

Nov 27: Prachuap reports 73 new COVID-19 cases, 19 cases in Hua Hin - Hua Hin Today English Newspaper Info, Reports, Events and News Social Life

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14 minutes ago, mommysboy said:

And the million dollar question is.........

 

Will the vaccines still work?

 

The general consensus in UK is yes- against severe illness anyway.  I hope this is right.

We can speculate all we want, but we won't know for two weeks.  

 

And there will be plenty of speculation, that's for sure.  

 

Another thing that is for sure, if this new variant ends up in your country you may just get blacklisted.  Meaning if it ends up in Thailand.  

 

It's impossible to think about what each government will do, but our government bans all flights from south africa and other nations down there and you must stay in another country - for fourteen days before returning.  Once back you get to stay in a quarantine hotel for ten days on your own dime.  And it is not cheap either.  

 

If they want to protect against these variants, and I am sure Thailand will want to do the same, there could be similar bans shortly.  And if they don't do this and it gets in Thailand, it will be the other way around.  Other countries will ban Thailand or make it much more difficult to get from Thailand home.  

 

It is very serious but I do hope that this variant will be of no concern.  WE will know more in 14 days.

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2 hours ago, Cake Monster said:

This new Variant of Covid , which is now called " Omicron ", has now been detected in the UK with a couple of cases, and more worrying is that there appears to be several people on a KLM flight to the Netherlands that have the virus.

There are Two big take outs from this.

The first is that Countries which are testing in large numbers , are finding the new Variant very quickly.

And Secondly, If this is correct, then this thing is extremely Transmissible, as it only came to the surface on 9th November, and seems to be not only contained to the South of the African Continent already in 20 Days.

As for those Countries that are not testing in large numbers ?

Well, the Jury is out on that one, but its a fair guess they will get cases very, very soon, and thats if they dont already have them.

Fair point, don't test enough, don't find the cases, cannot sequence the virus to find out its genome. Don't know if the figures out there for Thailand's genome sequencing tests. Pretty sure it's low number compared to some other countries.

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 4,753 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths, 6,165 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Monday (November 29) reported 4,753 new COVID-19 cases, 6,165 recoveries and 27 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241188-covid-19-thailand-reports-4753-new-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths-6165-recoveries/

 

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