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After a national manhunt was launched to track him down, a 29 year old Israeli tourist who escaped his arrival hotel before his positive Covid-19 test results came back has turned himself in on the island of Koh Samui. The man had landed in Bangkok December 17 and had left before his test results arrived confirming that he had the virus. Police had tracked Ohad Baruch, who had originally told his hotel he was visiting a friend in the hospital before never returning, across the country from Bangkok where he arrived, to a failed attempt at hiding out in Pattaya, […]

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54 minutes ago, Stonker said:

Two years in a Thai jail would punish, rehabilitate and deter suitably.

@stonker you're a softy at heart, I would lock the idiot up and throw away the key, this dope is a danger to himself and others.

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13 minutes ago, palooka said:

@stonker you're a softy at heart, I would lock the idiot up and throw away the key, this dope is a danger to himself and others.

I actually agree but first pay for 30 days quarantine Hotel which you can't escape military powered.
After which he can go to the jail. But we will never hear about it anymore.

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1 hour ago, Convert54 said:

Why lock him up? At least no longer than it takes for him or someone fronts up with  all connected cost compensations for tracking him down.

Deterrence.

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9 hours ago, Thaiger said:

After a national manhunt was launched to track him down, a 29 year old Israeli tourist who escaped his arrival hotel before his positive Covid-19 test results came back has turned himself in on the island of Koh Samui. The man had landed in Bangkok December 17 and had left before his test results arrived confirming that he had the virus. Police had tracked Ohad Baruch, who had originally told his hotel he was visiting a friend in the hospital before never returning, across the country from Bangkok where he arrived, to a failed attempt at hiding out in Pattaya, […]

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So in summary...a tourist from Israel came to Thailand and was a pain in the arse. Cup half full would say that is a step closer to things getting back to normal.

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11 hours ago, Convert54 said:

Why lock him up? At least no longer than it takes for him or someone fronts up with  all connected cost compensations for tracking him down.

How do you compensate someone, and possibly many others, who came in contact with this idiot during the 3 -4 days on the run whilst Covid positive?

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16 minutes ago, palooka said:

How do you compensate someone, and possibly many others, who came in contact with this idiot during the 3 -4 days on the run whilst Covid positive?

Will locking him up give compensation? Much better to extract as much expense as possible then toss him out asap!

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3 minutes ago, Convert54 said:

Will locking him up give compensation? Much better to extract as much expense as possible then toss him out asap!

I doubt he has any serious funds here or available but would love to be proved wrong.

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