Thailand News Today | Covid-19 infections could reach 20,000 per day

In today’s news, CCSA says new Covid-19 infections in Thailand may attain 20,000 per day, the ghost ship reported yesterday is now believed to be a smuggler’s vessel, and a hospital denies its 39 million person database was hacked – well how did it get the internet then?
All this is coming up in today’s program.

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The CCSA says new Covid-19 infections in Thailand may attain 20,000 a day if the common public doesn’t take disease prevention measures seriously.

Sorry we didn’t reside as much as your requirements

We’re just trying to get on with our lives.

While 5,400 Omicron infections have been reported across 71 provinces, Dr เกียรติภูมิ วงศ์รจิต from the Public Health Ministry says deaths stay low. Therefore he suggests that the new pressure is very transmissible however less extreme.”

Kiattiphum has outlined 3 potential situations envisaged by the health ministry. The first – and best-case situation – is 10,000 new cases a day, with deaths between 60 – 70 a day by late January.

The second is between 15 and 16,000 new day by day infections.

And the third, and worst-case state of affairs, within the event that the public refuses to stick to illness control measures, would be 30,000 new circumstances a day and one hundred seventy – a hundred and eighty deaths a day.
The ministry expects Thailand’s infections to peak by late January or early February in state of affairs 1 or 2. In the worst-case scenario, we’d not cross the peak till early March, after which it might take another 3 – 4 months for the situation to be brought under management.
However, Kiattiphum is confident Omicron will be introduced beneath management inside 2 months and that there shall be a gradual drop in new cases, with the virus eventually turning into endemic in about a year’s time.


As No questions asked follow up to yesterday’s Ghost Ship story, an expert has advised Thai media that he suspects the mysterious Chinese vessel discovered within the Gulf of Thailand to have been an illegal oil tanker distributing oil to numerous international locations.
The Jin Shui Yuan 2, which many are calling a “ghost ship,” was reported by staff at an oil rig off the coast of the southern province Songkhla last Thursday. No one was onboard the cargo ship, and, apparently, no paperwork or registration numbers were on the vessel both. Only the ship’s name indicated that it was of Chinese origin.
The Royal Thai Navy attempted to pull the vessel to the shore, however sturdy winds triggered the ship to tackle water and sink. The authorities from the Second Naval Area Command are standing by monitoring the engine oil and making preparations to deal with any problems that may come up from the sunken vessel.
According to the Thai media, one skilled in news and nationwide security says that this may be an illegal oil tanker. The source suspects that the ship travelled alongside nationwide water to distribute unlawful oil to different countries, including the southern a half of Thailand. The ship may need been operating for a protracted period of time with out proper upkeep. If a ship have been working illegally, it will be tough to search out somewhere to dock for repairs.
In an preliminary investigation by the Royal Thai Navy, officers discovered that a Chinese vessel registered as Jin Shui Yuan 2 was final reported in 2020. According to the website Marine Traffic, the final position of the Jin Shui Yuan 2 cargo vessel was in November 2020 within the East China Sea. The website now says the vessel is out of vary.

The authorities added that that is the first time Thailand found an abandoned vessel like this one and there will be a further investigation on the vessel’s nationality, where it got here from, and find out whether it is unlawful or not. Thailand will ask for worldwide cooperation from Singapore and the US to assemble more information and details of the ship.
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With an uptick in Omicron instances after the New Year vacation, the country’s central financial institution says the financial system may develop slower in the first half of the yr.
The kingdom had seen a revival in tourism, particularly over the previous two months with the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme. However, registration for the entry scheme has been closed due to the emergence of the recently-discovered strain, leaving the method ahead for tourism uncertain.
Along with the tourism rebound, domestic spending has also supported Thailand’s economy. But since the Omicron outbreak, restrictions have tightened, and different people have been advised to work from home.

The Bank of Thailand says the country is anticipated to regulate the unfold of Omicron by the first quarter of 2022, however the bank’s senior director provides that the outbreak could probably be more severe and longer than anticipated.
As Thailand’s GDP is anticipated to grow by 3.4% in 2022, households and businesses’ monetary stability remained precarious amidst excessive levels of client and company debt that were also thought-about a risk.
An affiliate governor at the central financial institution says inflation is also anticipated to rise barely within the first half of 2022, and the financial institution has been making ready to intervene in markets if the baht forex will get excessively volatile. —–

In what seemed to be the latest breach of the country’s public well being sector, around 39 million affected person data from Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok have been listed for sale on an internet database-sharing platform, raidforums.com. The hospital is now denying that its database was hacked.
Uh huh

The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University, which operates Siriraj Hospital, launched an announcement saying there has been no data leakage from its faculty or any affiliated hospitals, and that the information set listed was not from the hospital’s database.
The post on raidforums.com says a pattern file of the data is out there, which is claimed to include names, addresses, Thai IDs, cellphone numbers, and dates of birth.

The uploader, who goes by the username “WraithMax,” wrote that the price of the data is negotiable, and it will only be offered to 1 customer. The submit claimed that the knowledge isn’t simply from the public Siriraj Hospital, but in addition from VIP information from Siriraj’s private hospital located right next door.
The majority of public hospitals nonetheless lack cybersecurity departments or chief info security officers capable of monitoring threats. The authorities are presently investigating the publish on the forum. A pattern file may be accessed via Telegram.
Since 2020, there have been three hacks, all of them have been from the common public health sector. The newest knowledge breach was back in October 2021 when a hacker posted on raidforums.com with over a hundred,000 patients from eleven different hospitals.
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Health officials in Phuket say hospital beds are working out as the infection price begins to climb as soon as more on the southern island.

กู้ศักดิ์ กู้เกียรติกู says that, as of Sunday, Phuket has reported 742 new cases, 513 of these are in local residents, with 2 in foreign residents.

133 have been imported by the island’s sandbox entry scheme and ninety four have arrived beneath the now-shelved Test & Go program. According to the report, over 66% of infections are the Omicron variant.

กู้ศักดิ์ says the island is now working out of native quarantine amenities for high-risk teams and hospital mattress occupancy is on the rise.
He stated during the previous 7 days, a median of 340 new instances have been detected in Phuket and the quantity is trending upwards. Hospital mattress occupancy is increasing, and beds are running quick, although fatality charges are declining.
Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry has raised the island’s Covid alert to degree four. Phuket is a tourism “blue zone” which means alcohol could be bought in SHA-accredited eating places until 9pm. However, persons are being asked to avoid high-risk places, corresponding to pubs, giant gatherings, and locations without adequate air flow.
People returning to the island from other provinces after the end-of-year holiday are asked to monitor their well being for 14 days, get vaccinated, work at home where potential, and take regular antigen checks. Those who test positive for the virus can dial the 1330 hotline to register for house isolation.
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After reports that an eight month outdated sick with Covid needed to wait in a queue earlier than being handled at a hospital, the federal government is instructing all hospitals in Thailand to admit child patients immediately, including that no child contaminated with the virus ought to be turned down and employees will must have the suitable medication available to treat them.
The deputy government spokesperson mentioned that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has directed the Public Health Ministry to ensure youngsters affected with the coronavirus are given remedy at private and non-private hospitals.

She continued by saying that the prime minister is nervous about their well-being because of their “lower immunity from not having been vaccinated like adults.”
I didn’t know the Prime Minister was additionally a pediatrician.

The statement comes after reviews that a couple had problems making an attempt to get their eight month previous grandson handled for Covid at a hospital. They had been seeking pressing care as the child had a fever and low blood oxygen ranges, however the hospital staff informed the couple to wait in a queue.
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