Coronavirus Update for Phuket & Thailand

April 2021 Covid-19 and coronavirus quarantine waver update Phuket and Thailand

Friday April 9th, 2021: Just a quick update concerning the ‘No Covid quarantine in Phuket from July 1st 2021’ topic. As of today the Thai Embassy still has no confirmation that the no quarantine waver for Phuket, after July 1st, will be implemented, so NO 100% or green light still on this, yet.

Saying this. The Thai Embassy today mentioned “But if this is approved, and you are able to go to Phuket without a quarantine, you are likely to be eligible for a refund from the hotel for your ASQ accommodation”. This basically means that IF you book your holiday to Phuket now, or before July 1st, you will still have to book a ASQ (Alternative Local Quarantine) accommodation from the ment

81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon and 35 Myanmar migrant workers. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said today that, besides the 37 Thais, eleven are now under investigation to confirm their status.

In addition to the locally-acquired infections, there are nine imported cases, including three from the United States, two from Russia, one each from Switzerland, Germany, Myanmar and the United Arab Emirates. 21 patients have recovered.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 5,910, with 4,130 recoveries. 1,713 others are still being treated in hospitals.

Quoting the Thai Embassy in Seoul, Dr. Taweesin said that 31 Thais, living to the south of Seoul, were

Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan’s restaurants

A worker carries a second-hand kitchen item at Tenpos Busters’ reuse center in Yokohama, Japan./ REUTERS

A truck laden with kitchen sinks, cutlery, pots and pans pulls up to a warehouse in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, and workers begin to unload the goods taken from shuttered restaurants – victims of the COVID-19 pandemic-driven slump.

The facility, run by second-hand kitchen equipment supplier Tenpos Busters, is so full that a sink has to be left outside. “We are buying more items, so our centres for maintenance across the country are operating at a full capacity to clean and repair them,” Takahito Tooyama, sales division director at Tenpos Bust

Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

90 year old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020./ AP

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval.

The first shot was given to COVID-19 vaccine Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, at University Hospital Coventry, one of several hospitals around the country that are handling the initial phase of the program on what has been dub

South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of an even bigger crisis if anti-COVID-19 efforts fail to dampen a spike in new cases.

Starting Tuesday midnight, tighter curbs will ban public gatherings of 100 people or more, limit religious services and audiences at sporting events to 30% capacity, and require high-risk facilities including clubs and karaoke bars to broaden distance among guests.

South Korea has been one of the world’s coronavirus mitigation success stories after tackling the first major COVID-19 epidemic outside China with aggressive tracing and testing, but continues to battle persistent rises in infections.

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