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  • #31
    Originally posted by sisaket View Post
    most of the masks I have seen in TH will not offer protection for PM2.5 or Viruses etc and ones that could be OK were incorrectly fitted.
    Thanks for that. The PM2.5 ones I have are from Japan!
    'Tis me

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    • #32
      Originally posted by caller View Post
      Thanks for that. The PM2.5 ones I have are from Japan!
      PITTA are Japanese, a very quick check revealed they are OK for pollen.
      bangkok mags

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      • #33
        It was party time last night across the road 10 to 20 people drinking and sat at and around a table meant for six maximum. Sharing drinks and snacks and not a mask or any social distancing in sight.
        Some very selfish people around.
        On another note saw a clip off Thai TV where village leaders were stopping motorbike riders for not wearing masks on their bikes when riding. The lad was stopped given by hand a mask touched on the arm and made to put it on. Nothing was said about the fact that he or most of the others didn't have helmets. Is it me or have people got their priorities wrong. And I still cannot get masks here around Bang Saray, visited three pharmacies yesterday all were closed????

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        • #34
          Originally posted by DAS View Post
          ... saw a clip off Thai TV where village leaders were stopping motorbike riders for not wearing masks on their bikes when riding. The lad was stopped given by hand a mask touched on the arm and made to put it on. Nothing was said about the fact that he or most of the others didn't have helmets. Is it me or have people got their priorities wrong...
          No, the priorities appear correct. A helmet only protects the rider, a mask protects everyone but the rider!
          Tobias - โทเบียส
          It’s better to be 6 feet apart than to be 6 feet under.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by DAS View Post
            It was party time last night across the road 10 to 20 people drinking and sat at and around a table meant for six maximum. Sharing drinks and snacks and not a mask or any social distancing in sight.
            Some very selfish people around.
            Last night my selfish neighbour had two friends a round his place. I was thinking of calling the police, but really it wasn't worth it because the police are stretched. So I left it.



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            Last edited by Tobias; 29 Mar 2020, 08:22. Reason: Fixed BBCode to display quote correctly

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            • #36
              I don't think it's a good idea to take someone off a bike touch him, coming within inches of his face give him a mask touched and force him to wear it when he is riding alone on his bike. The issue really was you must wear a mask wherever you are even driving alone in your car but social distancing don't worry we can queue for masks have parties and do anything as long as we wear a cheap mask. If they weren't being worn when unnecessary then perhaps there would be enough to go round.
              On another note I have managed to buy some myself, 95bht each, overpriced I'm sure but I have to visit a very overcrowded immigration office soon, shall be wearing gloves too there. I have ordered some N95 masks on Lazada again they have confirmed my order but not due to arrive until mid April if they come at all. Oh! Also many shops will not let you in now I'm told if you are not wearing a mask. I don't have an issue with that as long as I can buy them, the government are only selling them to Thais, it appears we have to get ours anywhere we can.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by DAS View Post
                the government are only selling them to Thais, it appears we have to get ours anywhere we can.

                Can you even imagine the chaos that would ensue if the UK Government tried to do something similar? It always amazes me how the Thai government can be blatantly racist and get away with it!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by caller View Post
                  Same here and same most places - apart from Bang Na - see above!
                  Mrs went to Bang Na Market for Eggs and Veg yesterday morning (31 MAR) and there was a stall selling face-masks, but she says they are not there every day.
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                  bangkok mags

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                  • #39
                    So far, I have had Bangkok Airways contact me to inform me that my flight from Phu Quoc to BKK in July has been cancelled, which has now been refunded to my credit card.
                    Today I have been contacted by both Agoda and Airbnb informing me both accommodation bookings in Phu Quoc and HCMC have now be cancelled with a full refund now being processed.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
                      So far, I have had Bangkok Airways contact me to inform me that my flight from Phu Quoc to BKK in July has been cancelled, which has now been refunded to my credit card.
                      Today I have been contacted by both Agoda and Airbnb informing me both accommodation bookings in Phu Quoc and HCMC have now be cancelled with a full refund now being processed.
                      I had a flight to Kathmandu (Nepal) with Thai Lion Air for March (just gone) but I moved the flight to June, last week had an email advising me the flight had been moved forward two days, which clashes with the reason I was going in any case, I tried calling but they never answered the phone, so emailed at the same time that I would rather go on a flight before hand, two days later I had an email that the flight was cancelled (their new date) so replied I can fly in Sept or have a refund, but no reply ATM, obviously they will need to deal with people flying earlier.
                      I had hired a car for a trip North IE Tak / Kampheang Phet (last two northern provinces to travel round) at Songkrang, cancelled that the other day, full refund to my credit card the next day plus I had booked a non-refundable hotel in Mae Sot (Tak) via Agoda, but because of COVID-19 the hotel had made it refundable (Centra by Centara Hotel) and refund went straight to my PayPal, and a hotel in Tak City was cancelled free via Agoda.
                      bangkok mags

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                      • #41
                        All beaches are now closed near us as the police shut Bang Saray's down yesterday evening. There were about 60 people scattered along the 3km beach or walking on it, now it is deemed a health hazzard???? On the way home noticed the very crowded Bang Saray market was OK. Probably double the amount of people in an area the size of a tennis court. Not deemed a health hazzard???? Anyone who decides they want to get the virus quickly and done with should go there as I'm sure it will be there or if not very soon.
                        On another note two or more provinces are introducing fines of Bht 20,000 for not wearing masks when out of your home. I guess more will follow so now is the time to make sure you have one even if you have to use it repeatedly. I guess it will be foreigners who will be paying the fines first because as the health secretary says dirty unwashed foreigners all of us. I don't really go out at the moment except to walk the dog and once a week shopping so I don't need many masks, the beach yesterday was an exception as I was told it was empty and safe. I have ordered some more washable and decent looking face masks from Lazada they look better quality than most but time will tell, if we ever receive them due in two to three weeks time. I will then have a few perhaps effective masks for crowded places and less effective ones for walking the dog if still allowed to do so.

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                        • #42
                          link to masks would be good, thanks
                          i made some 3 layer materials masks on the trusty 1959 singer, but some proper good quality ones would be nice to have, i am the same here at phala beach, all closed off and i was looking forward to sitting there and reading a book. have a few 'shops' plying their trade driving up our soi. ice cream, coffee etc, and the next door neighbour has a cafe near us and will bring any cooked food we require home with then around 5.30pm, so not too hard to stay at home, always some work needed on the vw kombi anyway, but a bit hot at the moment. be safe

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                          • #43
                            i think Thailand is only locked down for is it 6 hours, i went shopping the other day and all sorts of shops are open, people everywhere

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                            • #44
                              There is too much fake or at least confusing news around. Thailand is having a curfew, is it? what times? Some say 24 hours some say 10pm to 4am. Some say you have to wear a mask outside I haven't seen that written down anywhere except for two provinces, not mine. I know some shops will not let you in without a mask, no problem if I can buy one.
                              Even the missus said today that its bad in the UK and Europe because we don't wear masks. I think Thailand has been very fortunate if the numbers are true which they cannot be as they don't do hardly any testing. All those Chinese tourist coming in for so long left us thinking that maybe it was the heat or sunlight that was helping keep it down. The Thai media seem to think that the numbers are now increasing because of Europeans coming to Thailand or Thais returning from Europe or Thais socialising with Europeans no mention these days of the Chinese and the potentially thousands of infected tourists which were allowed in during January and February. It's all going to be blamed on us the "dirty westerners".

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                              • #45
                                I was amazed that the Chinese tourists were allowed in with all the problems in China, I strongly felt this should have been stopped. The same goes for European countries as well who compounded their problems by allowing free market travel as the infection spread amongst the indigenous population. There is some irony now with the Chinese government closing their borders to foreigners. I think Thailand is lucky in that the warm weather is very discouraging for the virus and although it can still travel and grow it cannot last long outside in the higher temperatures. I suspect as well that the warm weather and sunshine strengthens the body against it but it does not make people invulnerable. My understanding of the curfew in Bangkok is 10.00 pm until 4.00 am which i guess is largely to stop the party drinkers or late night gambling fans from getting together. Drinking, gambling and boxing venues seem to have been a major problem. I do believe the Thai government has tried hard to control this and care about the people. They quickly move when it starts up again albeit not with the level of lock down as seen in European countries now. Very few countries have stopped tourists coming in though which has been a baffle to me but i guess it must have been a money decision. I see now that a group of Thai tourists back from the states went rogue and the government are tracking them with threat of fines and jail, still about 20 missing though! With regard to the UK and many European countries nobody can deny the lethargic response to the oncoming virus but all countries are now doing everything they can to beat it. The UK government / parliament have had a major shock with this i am sure but they are working 100 % to beat it so full credit to them their. I hope they move these tests fast and get the protective gear in quickly to help the frontliners who put themselves at risk. I think the lock down is going to work to beat the major spread, I think it will be in place until the end of May then lets see I hope ....

                                Originally posted by DAS View Post
                                There is too much fake or at least confusing news around. Thailand is having a curfew, is it? what times? Some say 24 hours some say 10pm to 4am. Some say you have to wear a mask outside I haven't seen that written down anywhere except for two provinces, not mine. I know some shops will not let you in without a mask, no problem if I can buy one.
                                Even the missus said today that its bad in the UK and Europe because we don't wear masks. I think Thailand has been very fortunate if the numbers are true which they cannot be as they don't do hardly any testing. All those Chinese tourist coming in for so long left us thinking that maybe it was the heat or sunlight that was helping keep it down. The Thai media seem to think that the numbers are now increasing because of Europeans coming to Thailand or Thais returning from Europe or Thais socialising with Europeans no mention these days of the Chinese and the potentially thousands of infected tourists which were allowed in during January and February. It's all going to be blamed on us the "dirty westerners".

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