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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

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This is NOT good news; only way to prevent this happening to you..... stay inside>>
OR at the least
if u see a china men ( or women) runnnnnn
First human-to-human case of Coronavirus confirmed in Thailand
Thailand health officials have confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus. The confirmed case hasn’t travelled outside of Thailand.

Reuters report that the case is a Thai taxi driver, according to the deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Tanarak Pipat.

“The Thai person who got infected does not have the record of traveling to China and it is likely that he was infected from a sick traveler from China.”
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... n-thailand
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are there any victims who aren't ethnic chinese?

it's probably the sino-specific bioweapon they stole from canada (us proxy, legal loophole, etc)
then accidentally released from the wuhan lab
lol

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Phnom Poon wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:30 pm are there any victims who aren't ethnic chinese?

it's probably the sino-specific bioweapon they stole from canada (us proxy, legal loophole, etc)
then accidentally released from the wuhan lab
lol
did u bother to read my post right above urs?

FYI
There have been at least nine cases of human-to-human transmission in five countries outside China: the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and now Thailand.

The World Health Organization is looking closely at cases of person-to-person transmission outside of Wuhan, which would suggest that the virus may have the potential to spread further.
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nope

but i said 'ethnic'

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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... a-12374324

Wuhan coronavirus: Singapore to widen travel restrictions to all new visitors who recently travelled to mainland China

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SINGAPORE: In an effort to minimise the risk of community spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, new visitors with recent travel history to mainland China will not be allowed to enter Singapore, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said on Friday (Jan 31).

These visitors will also not be allowed to transit in Singapore, as part of restrictions that will come into effect at 11.59pm on Saturday.

Those with Chinese passports, with the exception of Singapore permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders, will also not be allowed to enter Singapore.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will, with immediate effect, suspend the issuance of all forms of new visas to those with Chinese passports. Singapore's status as a visa-free transit facility will be suspended for Chinese passport holders.

Previously issued short-term and multiple-visit visas for those with Chinese passports will also be suspended. Those who hold such visas will not be allowed into Singapore during this period.

In a press release on Friday evening, the Manpower Ministry also announced that with immediate effect, it will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.



Earlier this week, the restrictions only applied to new visitors who had recently travelled to China's Hubei province.

However, China recently announced that the number of reported infections in the country had doubled since Jan 28 to more than 9,000 and that the likelihood of widespread community transmission in other parts of China is now high.

"As a result, we are likely to see a sharper rise in the local transmission of the virus in Chinese cities beyond the Hubei province in the coming days," said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release on Friday.

At the briefing, Mr Wong also said that Singapore residents with recent travel history to mainland China will be issued a travel advisory and asked to take a 14-day leave of absence. These include Singapore citizens, PRs as well as those with long-term passes.

Commissioner of ICA Marvin Sim, who was at the briefing, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will be disseminating the information to all airlines to ensure smooth implementation of the new measures.

Cabin crew who have to travel to China as part of their job will not be subject to the new measures, but in consultation with the Health Ministry, will have to take precautionary measures, he said.

“These additional travel restrictions on top of all that we have already introduced over the past few days will enable us to limit the number of new cases here and to reduce the risk of community spread in Singapore,” said Mr Wong, who co-chairs a ministerial task force set up to deal with the coronavirus situation.

Responding to a question from the media, Mr Wong stressed that the restrictions are not nationality-based.

"It is not a nationality issue," he said. "The motivation is the origins of the virus and that beyond Hubei, the virus is now spreading to other parts of China - as we have said, there is assessment that this is happening."



Meanwhile, MOH's director of medical services Kenneth Mak said there remains no evidence of community spread. Of those suspected of having the coronavirus, 164 of them have been ruled out while test results are still pending for 49 others.

“The situation remains fluid, it is constantly changing. We do not rule out taking further measures,” Mr Wong said.


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Lol, let's freak out. Statistically in both Cambodia and Thailand, we are all more likely to catch dengue than coronavirus. And as foreigners, we are statistically more likely to die from a drug overdose or a motorbike accident (or the dreaded "heart attack".)
Stay cool, but stay careful.

The high numbers of victims in China are freaky, because they have HUGE urban populations.
The city of Wuhan alone has more than 11M people, while the current population of the whole of Cambodia is 16,621,863 as of Friday, January 31, 2020,
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Was just at a restaurant in Siem Reap and they've banned Chinese nationals from entering their place over concerns of the Coronavirus. :shock:

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phuketrichard wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:23 pm This is NOT good news; only way to prevent this happening to you..... stay inside>>
OR at the least
if u see a china men ( or women) runnnnnn
First human-to-human case of Coronavirus confirmed in Thailand
Thailand health officials have confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus. The confirmed case hasn’t travelled outside of Thailand.

Reuters report that the case is a Thai taxi driver, according to the deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Tanarak Pipat.

“The Thai person who got infected does not have the record of traveling to China and it is likely that he was infected from a sick traveler from China.”
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... n-thailand
Hard not to think this was inevitable, hope and denial are fairly consistent pillars of Thai govt policy in so many areas. I can't believe the Thai govt minister is flying to China to just " discuss" suspending visa free on arrival, just think of your own people and do it ffs!!
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General Mackevili wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm Was just at a restaurant in Siem Reap and they've banned Chinese nationals from entering their place over concerns of the Coronavirus. :shock:

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Good, Im fleeing Bangkok tomorrow for Siem Reap. But I was gonna do it anyway because of the Bangkok air, the virus just made me do it faster. Glad to see good old fashioned ethnic profiling in action. Keep up the good work, Cambodians, Chinese money is a tojan horse and soon the world will just have to get used to not having alot of it anymore.
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General Mackevili wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm Was just at a restaurant in Siem Reap and they've banned Chinese nationals from entering their place over concerns of the Coronavirus. :shock:

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LOL, contrast that with Palace A Go Go in Walking Street Pattaya who felt in necessary to issue a statement on their Facebook page that contrary to rumours circulating online they actively welcome and value their Chinese customers. :plus1: Hardly surprising as they have been conducting the most visible marketing blitz I've ever seen in town in Chinese for at least 6 months. Be interesting to see if they survive.
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