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  • Covid-19: Many cases linked to Cha-Am beachside party - one "pretty" caught it too

    Covid-19: Many cases linked to Cha-Am beachside party - one "pretty" caught it too

     

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    Sanook reported that six mainly Chiang Mai men and women tested positive for coronavirus. 

     

    They were all attendees at a private party organized on March 19-20 at a resort on Cha-Am beach. 

     

    One of the six is a "pretty" or PR hostess from Prajuab Khiri Khan. 

     

    There were six pretties at the party that was attended by 22 people.. 

     

    Deputy governor of Prajuab Phirom Ninthaya said Sunday that there were three new cases in the province bringing the total to 17. 

     

    Two have died. 

     

    Source: Sanook

     

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    6 April 06 2020
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  • Hua Hin: Governor's orders! All foreigners who arrived after 15th March must register themselves

    Hua Hin: Governor's orders! All foreigners who arrived after 15th March must register themselves

     

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    All foreign visitors to Hua Hin who arrived after March 15th must report themselves to the authorities immediately.

     

    This applies to anyone who is not already in quarantine and who does not already have a health certificate issued by the district authority, reported Siamrath.

     

    It does not apply to migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia but applies to everyone else.

     

    There are four places where you can report: Ban Bor Fai School, Khao Phitak School, Hua Hin 3 Hospital and the Hua Hin district offices.

     

    You have until next Friday April 10th to comply.

     

    Prachuab Khiri Khan governor Phallop Singsaenee signed off on the order among a raft of more Covid-19 restrictions effective until the end of April.

     

    He wanted a full list of all foreigners who arrived in Hua Hin after March 15th. He expects the list by Saturday 11th.

     

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    Health officials, police and immigration were out "surveying" the Khao Tao housing estate yesterday doing PR to get the many foreigners staying there to go and report themselves, said the media.

     

    Latest to be banned by the order is any congregating on the entire length of beach from Hua Hin to Bang Saphan Noi - 220 kilometers.

     

    The following activities are also now banned: Kite surfing, jet-skis, Banana boats and other water sports.

     

    Supermarket and convenience stores were ordered shut from 10 pm to 4 am.

     

    Source: Siamrath

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-04
    4 April 04 2020
    1157669
  • Hua Hin: "Cheap" three hour Covid-19 test available to all from Tuesday

    Hua Hin: "Cheap" three hour Covid-19 test available to all from Tuesday

     

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    Daily News published a report that Hua Hin Hospital has come up with their own Covid-19 testing lab and that it was quick and cheap and available to all.

     

    The hospital's Facebook page advertised the test that can be accessed from the 7th of April at a cost of between 3,500 and 5,000 baht.

     

    The price range was not explained but the hospital said that insurance could be used to cover the cost. It was available from 8 am to 8 pm and people could call the hospital to make an appointment. Results would be available within three hours.

     

    Director Dr Niran Jantrakoon said that those running temperatures of 37.5 and in high risk categories would not have to pay.

     

    The lab would be helpful for those who wanted to know their status even without symptoms.

     

    He said that being proactive in testing and finding out if people were infected before they developed symptoms was vital in helping to contain the disease and indicated that more foreigners from risky countries were being tested by using chest x-rays.

     

    But staying home and isolating was important, said the director.

     

    Source: Daily News

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-04
    4 April 04 2020
    1157662
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan orders all hotels in province to close

    Prachuap Khiri Khan orders all hotels in province to close

    By The Nation

     

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    Panlop Singhaseni, the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, issued an order on April 4 to close all hotels to contain Covid-19.

     

    All hotels must comply with the directive once their guests check out and they must inform the local government about the number of guests they have currently.

     

    The new order also prohibits any ship from anchoring in the province except in emergency cases while fishermen must ask permission from their local headmen.

     

    Violators will face a fine of up to Bt100,000 and imprisonment for up to two years.

     

    Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385455

     

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    -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-04-06
    5 April 05 2020
    1157957
  • Hua Hin area: Now 14 cases of Covid-19 in Prajuab Khiri Khan - latest is Belgian who travelled from South Africa

    Hua Hin area: Now 14 cases of Covid-19 in Prajuab Khiri Khan - latest is Belgian who travelled from South Africa

     

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    The latest case of Covid-19 recorded in Prajuab Khirikhan province has surprised medical personnel, said Sanook. 

     

    The 14th person diagnosed in the province has come back from a place not yet on the list of high risk countries - South Africa.

     

    He is a 58 year old Belgian man who arrived in Bangkok on March 19th with his mother, aged about 80, on Qatar Airways. 

     

    He stayed in Bangkok for a few days then went to a condo in Hua Hin on the 25th and tested positive at Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital on the 28th. 

     

    He was admitted after being found to have a lung infection. 

     

    Governor Phallop Singhsainee gave details of the first death in the province who was the 57 year old man from Naratiwas who died at a railway station in the province. 

     

    This man had returned to Thailand from Pakistan and was travelling on the Bang Sue to Sungei Kolok service on the night of the 30th March. He was in Car 4, Seat 28.

     

    He had underlying conditions of high blood pressure and diabetes. Though not from the province he was the first victim with Covid-19 there. 

     

    There was some good news - a 60 year old British national who was the third of the now 14 cases - has been allowed home after treatment at Bangkok Hua Hin hospital since last week. 

     

    Source: Sanook

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-03
    3 April 03 2020
    1157493
  • Hua Hin: Governor warns of more closures, 7-Eleven restrictions as latest case announced

    Hua Hin: Governor warns of more closures, 7-Eleven restrictions as latest case announced

     

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    The governor of Prajuab Khirikhan province announced that the latest case of Covid-19 brought his province's total to 14.

     

    The latest case is a 51 year old Belgian man who was visiting Hua Hin. He is being treated in Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital. 

     

    Of the others, three patients have gone home and 10 are being treated. 

     

    Most are foreigners, said Phallop Singhsaenee. He claimed that so far the number of infections show that his province is containing the outbreak. 

     

    But he wants that to continue so he warned that more closures could be announced as well as further restrictions at convenience stores. 

     

    Nakhon Pathom just announced an alcohol ban at convenience stores and other provinces are shutting them at night, notes Thaivisa. 

     

    Phallop said that both Thais and foreigners in the area are under scrutiny for coronavirus. He mentioned seven Thais back from a religious event in Indonesia and 24 returnees from Malaysia were being monitored. 

     

    In addition he wants better regulations to be put in place on the part of rescue foundations after a man dropped dead at a railway station and was found to have the virus. 

     

    Foundations picking up corpses at road accidents must be more careful and initiate better measures to protect themselves and the public, he said. 

     

    Source: Daily News

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-02
    2 April 02 2020
    1157284
  • Hua Hin: Latest virus case - #12 - is Brit who had contact with compatriot

    Hua Hin: Latest virus case - #12 - is Brit who had contact with compatriot

     

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    Covid-19 authorities in Hua Hin have announced that the resort has a 12th case of the virus who is a 51 year old Briton who had contact with the 3rd case that was recorded, also a British national. 

     

    The 51 year old man was staying at a hotel where, after realising that his friend was infected, he stayed in his room only accepting room service food and doing all his own cleaning. 

     

    As a precaution, even though they are at low risk of contracting the virus, all staff at the hotel have been placed in 14 day quarantine. Ban Muang did not say what hotel it was. 

     

    A motorcycle taxi rider who took the man to hospital is also under observation.

     

    Some 125 people have been on a watchlist from 8th to 30th of March in Hua Hin. 

     

    Fifty five of these have completed a 14 day quarantine. 

     

    Of the 70 who remain still in quarantine, 48 are from Europe and four from America and include several other nationalities. Five are Thais who came back from abroad.

     

    Source: Banmuang

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-04-01
    1 April 01 2020
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  • Hua Hin and area: Department stores ordered shut, restaurants only takeaway, golf cancelled, no congregating

    Hua Hin and area: Department stores ordered shut, restaurants only takeaway, golf cancelled, no congregating

     

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    The governor of Prachuap Khirikhan province has upped the ante on closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

     

    All department stores and golf courses and driving ranges have been ordered shut from now until April 7th. 

     

    Restaurants can only be utilised for take away. There is to be no consumption of food or drink on the premises. 

     

    Markets can only sell fresh food, dry food, items for making food and other essential items. No consumption of food is to take place on the premises there either.

     

    Pet food can be sold. 

     

    Pharmacies can remain open. 

     

    No congregation in public areas is to take place such as around footpaths and at dams and reservoirs. 

     

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    Bluport and Market Village shopping malls both shared information saying they would shut until April 7th. 

     

    Food was available there for takeout only.

     

    Necessities could be bought along with items at pharmacies. 

     

    The new restrictions were in a letter from governor Phallop Singhasenee. 

     

    There are also restrictions on what government business can be done at local offices that are now restricted to handling birth and death notices and lost Thai ID cards. 

     

    Source: 77kaoded

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-03-26
    26 March 26 2020
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  • Covid-19 in Hua Hin: British "tourist" has virus - four more cases as hospital introduces further measures

    Covid-19 in Hua Hin: British "tourist" has virus - four more cases as hospital introduces further measures

     

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    Thai media 77kaoded reported that four more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hua Hin bringing the number of cases in the town to six. 

     

    Among the latest cases were a British person back from their homeland. They described the person as a tourist who lives in Hua Hin. They are being treated at a private hospital. 

     

    The second case was a Thai resident of Hua Hin back from the UK. 

     

    The third and fourth were Thai Hua Hin residents who had arrived from Poipet, Cambodia. 

     

    The three Thais are in Hua Hin Hospital.

     

    All four are on the way to recovery. 

     

    Hua Hin Hospital director Dr Niran Jantrakul announced Sunday a series of new measures to combat the spread of the virus. 

     

    The Thai traditional massage clinic at the hospital will be shut from today. 

     

    Strict screening and distancing will be in place for those using the hospital. 

     

    All visiting of sick patients has been cancelled. People should use video to keep in touch with loved ones being treated at the hospital. 

     

    People with non-urgent appointments have been urged to cancel to restrict numbers. 

     

    Pharmacy hours are being extended to help ensure people stay sufficiently apart while visiting the hospital.

     

    The total number of people with or who have had coronavirus in Hua Hin is 6. Two have recovered. 

     

    Some 66 cases are under observation and 26 are in quarantine. 

     

    Source: 77kaoded

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-03-23
    23 March 23 2020
    1155243
  • Hua Hin Immigration arrest Dutchman accused of using false documents in Pattaya

    Hua Hin Immigration arrest Dutchman accused of using false documents in Pattaya

     

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    Naew Na reported that a 61 year old man from the Netherlands has been arrested in Pattaya for using and presenting false documents.

     

    The charges were made in a warrant issued by the Hua Hin court in January 2016. 

     

    Wilhelmus V.D. was arrested in Jomtien Soi 5 and taken back to Hua Hin. 

     

    The arrest was a joint operation by Chonburi provincial immigration, the Pattaya tourist police and Hua Hin police. 

     

    The media said that Chonburi immigration chief Pol Col Naren Khreuangsanuk was acting on the orders of national immigration chief Pol Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang to sort out problems associated with illegal foreigners. 

     

    They urged the public to keep calling the 1178 hotline to report infractions. 

     

    Source: Naew Na

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-03-05
    5 March 05 2020
    1151770