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The governor of Phuket has reassured local businesses that the island remains open for tourists under its sandbox scheme. Narong Wunsiew says that despite a steep rise in Covid-19 case numbers, there are no plans for a lockdown. “As we aim to contain Covid-19 while boosting the economy, we have received pleas for us not to shut down the island as to do so would inevitably affect the province’s economy again.” The Bangkok Post reports that the governor wants to maintain a balance between public health and economic recovery and says the island’s sandbox scheme will continue to welcome foreign […]

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According to the report, 10,132 foreign visitors arrived on Phuket between Saturday and Monday

Between Saturday and Monday?

So 10.132 people arrived on Sunday? Or beween saturday, 1.5  weeks ago, and last monday?  ;-)

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3 minutes ago, Guest1 said:

According to the report, 10,132 foreign visitors arrived on Phuket between Saturday and Monday

Between Saturday and Monday?

So 10.132 people arrived on Sunday? Or beween saturday, 1.5  weeks ago, and last monday?  ;-)

means 10,132 guests arrived on Saturday, Sunday, Monday (3 days)

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2 minutes ago, gundam0315 said:

means 10,132 guests arrived on Saturday, Sunday, Monday (3 days)

Why they just dont write that , then?

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"Bad" foreign tourists contribute to sharp rise in reported infections. Somehow true since all the tourists are tested so their Covid cases are reported while "good and clean" Thai people are not tested. They stay home with symptoms if lucky or most likely go around spreading Covid and nobody knows about it because only when someone gets severe symptoms and cannot do without a hospital aid they will be tested and reported. So, the number of cases is very likely to be at least 100 times more than what is being reported. This is even more true for the Omicron variant that doesn't cause severe illness requiring hospitalisation. Please stop all that inaccurate pandemic reporting that concentrate on foreign tourists and does not paint the full picture.

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Just now, gundam0315 said:

it was not that hard to understand...... 

But it is even easier, to write it.

Between house number 1 and house number 3 is just number 2.

Not number 1, 2 and 3!

Or is it?

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4 minutes ago, gazmo16 said:

They did.  That's a 3 day period between Saturday and Monday

No, they didn't.

From saturday to monday, ok.

BETWEEN saturday and monday, however, .....

But perhaps it is me?

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10 hours ago, Guest1 said:

According to the report, 10,132 foreign visitors arrived on Phuket between Saturday and Monday

Between Saturday and Monday?

So 10.132 people arrived on Sunday? Or beween saturday, 1.5  weeks ago, and last monday?  ;-)

The author wrote 'between' not 'in between', go back to school.

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10 hours ago, gundam0315 said:

means 10,132 guests arrived on Saturday, Sunday, Monday (3 days)

Pedantic, but actually it only means Sunday as that's all there is "between Saturday and Monday."

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59 minutes ago, Stonker said:

Pedantic, but actually it only means Sunday as that's all there is "between Saturday and Monday."

Not correct, the author was mentioning three days, he was not indicating which day was between Saturday and Monday, the grammar was correct in this context.

Example: "At least 500 lives a year would be saved in London if the mortality rates at the weekends matched those found between Monday and Friday, according to NHS London, the strategic health authority for the capital. 

The Guardian Newspaper UK.

 

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2 hours ago, JamesR said:

Not correct, the author was mentioning three days, he was not indicating which day was between Saturday and Monday, the grammar was correct in this context.

Example: "At least 500 lives a year would be saved in London if the mortality rates at the weekends matched those found between Monday and Friday, according to NHS London, the strategic health authority for the capital. 

The Guardian Newspaper UK.

Sorry, but it's 100% correct. I'm sure he meant "three days", but what he wrote was "between Saturday and Monday" when he should have written 'from Saturday to Monday'.

The Guardian isn't exactly famed as a source of good grammar and syntax 😂

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1 hour ago, Stonker said:

Sorry, but it's 100% correct. I'm sure he meant "three days", but what he wrote was "between Saturday and Monday" when he should have written 'from Saturday to Monday'.

The Guardian isn't exactly famed as a source of good grammar and syntax 😂

'from Saturday to Monday'.

That is two days and one millionth of a second as it could be all Saturday until a millionth of a second past midnight on Sunday which is then Monday.

So from Saturday to Monday inclusive would be three days.

"The Guardian" should be renamed, "The Left-wing And Politically Correct Daily".

But it was clear the author meant three days as if he just meant one day then he would have written "On Sunday....."

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I can't believe we are nit picking over this, it's obviously meant to be a 3 day period and we are splitting hairs over how the author wrote this. If anyone is that concerned maybe just contact the author to take it up with them directly.

Lets move on to more important things maybe. 

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10 hours ago, JamesR said:

'from Saturday to Monday'.

That is two days and one millionth of a second as it could be all Saturday until a millionth of a second past midnight on Sunday which is then Monday.

So from Saturday to Monday inclusive would be three days.

"The Guardian" should be renamed, "The Left-wing And Politically Correct Daily".

But it was clear the author meant three days as if he just meant one day then he would have written "On Sunday....."

Yes, it's "clear" but ithat doesn't stop it being bad reporting and appalling English!

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14 hours ago, Stonker said:

Yes, it's "clear" but ithat doesn't stop it being bad reporting and appalling English!

I know, I will take weeks to get over it not to mention the lack of sleep and trauma it has caused.

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