Jump to content

News Forum - Phuket Covid-19: 3 Sandbox infections, no deaths, 3,000+ recovered


Thaiger
 Share

Recommended Posts

Today marked 3 new Covid-19 infections identified in international travellers who arrived via the Phuket Sandbox programme but saw no new Covid-19 deaths on the island and 240 new infections, down 2 from yesterday’s daily total. Another milestone was hit, this time more positive than yesterday’s surpassing of 5,000 infections in Phuket, as today saw the number of people recovered and discharged from medical care after contracting Covid-19 pass 3,000 with 3,095 people recovered. Breakdowns of Phuket data from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office report late last night, all collected since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 […]

The post Phuket Covid-19: 3 Sandbox infections, no deaths, 3,000+ recovered appeared first on Thaiger News.

Read the full story

Link to comment
Share on other sites

80% of hospital beds on Phuket full.

Unfortunately this Sandbox idea becomes less appealing by the minute. 

If people are not already concerned, then they should be.

This is a cleare indicator that the authorities have mismanaged the Sandbox, and that the situation is running away faster than they can.

Depressingly bad times to come I fear.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This Litterbox is blowing up.

In "the south" only Yala has more new Covid infections than Phuket does.

For all the 'containing', they haven't contained much, now, have they?

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, MrStretch said:

This Litterbox is blowing up.

In "the south" only Yala has more new Covid infections that Phuket does.

For all the 'containing', they haven't contained much, now, have they?

Looks the same as a gambling addiction.

Hoping against hope after you go past your agreed limit and lose everything.

They said they weren't going further than 90 a week.

Should have stopped there and then.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

240 new daily reported cases.

Original plan, the Phuket organizers and local government officials put a cap of no more than 90 new reported cases in ONE WEEK! 

NOW at 240 new daily reported cases 

This is about 800 percent over their own threshold !

80% capacity of hospital beds.

2222 total hospital beds

495 available. Within another month,  hospitals will be over 100 percent capacity. 

The vast majority of beds filled with covid patients. 

Why allowed to continue?

Food for thought...

Since most small businesses are still closed, the biggest recipients of the money from the international arrivals have been the big hotels. Only government approved hotels. 

Big businesses such as hotels can afford to pay "hidden unreported, secret" payments. 

You figure out the rest why this is allowed to continue. 

 

Edited by JackMeOff
Typo
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

In 2019, pre-covid, Phuket had almost 10 million visitors. The vast majority were international travelers. 

Since Sandbox opened, it is reported that in just over 2 months, only about 28,000 international arrivals. 

Even if this increases and doubles to 30,000 a month it is not helping the majority of the small businesses and vendors who depend on mass tourism.  

Think of this as a Sand Bucket with each tourist as a grain of sand.

10 million grains of sand to fill the bucket. 

28 000 grains inserted into the bucket 

28,000 is 2.8 percent of 10 million 

The Sand Bucket is less than 3 percent filled, while the Phuket hospital beds are now at 80 percent capacity with the vast majority covid patients.  Within another month, Phuket hospitals will probably be over 100 percent cap 

Therefore,  pray tell, how can this be classified as a success?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Edited by JackMeOff
Typo
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Join Thaiger Talk Today!

    Sign up in 30 seconds and join the discussion on everything Thailand!

  • Latest Posts

    1. 2

      News Forum - Friends assault teenager, anger over harmless message to Thai ex

    2. 4

      News Forum - Elderly woman abducted and sexually assaulted by drug addict

    3. 4

      News Forum - Monk arrested for sexually assulting seven year old niece

    4. 0

      Thaiger Talk Quiz #266 - Which year did it open?

    5. 57

      News Forum - Thailand ranks 32nd globally for Muslim travel

  • New Topics

  • Tell a friend

    Love Thaiger Talk? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use