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Just talked to a friend in China. He has been in lockdown in his house for about 10 days.

Reckons they have been told that things may be on the improve by the end of March.

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The point made about the Pathogen Lab is something I read about earlier and to me this is what Has happened here.

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"Someone" I know has just returned to Thailand after 5 days in Japan. Now in bed with a fever. I understand that there is another virus doing the rounds in Japan, so who knows. 

Being in a plane is about the easiest way to catch a bug.

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On 2/8/2020 at 8:02 AM, Tomcat said:

Its getting worse and probably 80,000 have the virus now IMO. The Factories in China are supposed to re open next week ... well good luck with that.

Its much much worse than being reported .... ,mark my words.  The global economy is in for a very rough ride  . 

Coronavirus: Sharp increase in deaths and cases in Hubei

There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with the virus.

Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people - which accounts for most of the rise in cases.

China sacked two top officials in Hubei province hours after the new figures were revealed. 

Until Wednesday's increases, the number of people diagnosed in Hubei - where the outbreak emerged - was stabilising.

But the new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 - with almost 60,000 infections in total.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51482994

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I said it before i have seen this horror movie. maybe central Alaska is not north enough, maybe Barrow Alaska. knock on wood nothing has come this far north yet, I hope it stays this way. the old song north to Alaska hmmm no we need anti aircraft guns and sea mines so we stay alive. i will pray for all you southern people as we say about the rest of america the lower 48 states .

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My bloody trip to Thailand via China has been postponed due to this bloody virus!.

The Chinese have said they are going to wait for the all clear before announcing a date for the event I am going to.

F@$#%&^&**& bastard thing!.

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similar here

i had a flight from Hong Kong to Thai on April 16th but it seems the exhibition is cancelled in Hong Kong so no point in going there for a week... what a palaver... i always pop into Bangkok on my way back to London... the exhibitors say they will let me know by next friday but i do not hold out any hope

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Just saw on the news that an 80 yr old Chinese woman tourist has died in Paris. My god, what next. A 90 yr old dies at the South Pole. This is getting to be a newshound's benefit party.

120, 000 died from strains of flu last year!!!!

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5 hours ago, Woodie said:

Just saw on the news that an 80 yr old Chinese woman tourist has died in Paris. My god, what next. A 90 yr old dies at the South Pole. This is getting to be a newshound's benefit party.

120, 000 died from strains of flu last year!!!!

Hey it's all relative. If corona really gets loose all over the world it will be really bad. But most likely it won't. I saw a not so optimistic scientist the other day claiming 1/3 to 2/3 of everyone on the planet will get Corona. A anti China conservative US congressman claims China made this virus. There is so much BS out there believing any one (or two or...) source is probably a fools errand. After the world's big scare over swine flu, that didn't come true, most people think it's all alarmist. Corona is 20+ times more deadly than the regular flu strains and doesn't just kill the young and old. Hell who knows what will be true in the end and that is what makes it news worthy. Although regular news these days has become to much like sports news. They put anything in the news often having no real insight/facts.

   

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On 2/13/2020 at 3:12 PM, Woodie said:

My bloody trip to Thailand via China has been postponed due to this bloody virus!.

How about rerouting through another country?  Transit through China sucks anyway. BKK airport was very busy a few days ago, lots of people coming and going.

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14 minutes ago, EyeMahk said:

How about rerouting through another country?  Transit through China sucks anyway. BKK airport was very busy a few days ago, lots of people coming and going.

How many were wearing mask (that are probably worthless)? I heard it was about 80 percent a few weeks ago at Swampy.

 

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5 minutes ago, xyzzy said:

How many were wearing mask (that are probably worthless)? I heard it was about 80 percent a few weeks ago at Swampy.

 

Not 80%  ... more than 50% were wearing the useless masks.

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1 hour ago, EyeMahk said:

How about rerouting through another country?  Transit through China sucks anyway. BKK airport was very busy a few days ago, lots of people coming and going.

Problem is that I am supposed to do business in China. Bastard thing!!!.

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Southeast Asia feels the burn as virus keeps Chinese tourists at home

Across Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, tourist takings have plummeted as Chinese travellers find themselves subject to a host of travel restrictions

Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus.

From Luang Prabang in northern Laos to Pattaya in Thailand, Hoi An in Vietnam and the Cambodian casino town of Sihanoukville, takings have plummeted as Chinese travellers find themselves subject to a host of restrictions at home and abroad.

"We haven't had any Chinese for 10 days since they closed the road from Yunnan," says Ong Tau, 47, from behind her stall of fruit shakes in the temple-studded Laotian colonial town of Luang Prabang.

"Business is down 20-30 percent... it will get worse."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/southeast-asia-feels-burn-virus-keeps-chinese-tourists-043959223.html

Will this adjust the THB to farang money, I wonder?

 

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9 hours ago, EyeMahk said:

How about rerouting through another country?  Transit through China sucks anyway. BKK airport was very busy a few days ago, lots of people coming and going.

yah... actually my flight was London-BKK-HK   and return  HK-BKK-London...... i was attending an expo in Wanchai and possibly Canton.fair..thats my life three times a year..EXPOs Hong Kong /China and back via LOS

...my plan is to move the shedule to the october EXPO and re book another " business trip"  just to Thailand after Songkran ( assuming april EXPO is cancelled which is almost certain now.). my travel agent told me to wait a few days and save paying a penalty fee to Thai Airlines as at the mo the virus penalty allowance is only for flights til end march

its a hard life....:wink:

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