Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 14, 2020, 7:31 am

Please don’t use this thread for opinions, jokes or petty arguments, please keep it clean and clear for important information re the outbreak. Below is the NHS information on the virus, it’s symptoms and appropriate actions to take if you think you might have the virus.

Please note the Thai number to call if you have the virus is 1422

- Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home advice
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

These pages are for the public. There is coronavirus information for health professionals on the NHS England website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 1422 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the 1422 coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 1422 coronavirus service
How coronavirus is spread

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Don't
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Travel advice

There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK.

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.


The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 14, 2020, 10:06 am

Some useful information re normal body temperature

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001982.htm
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 14, 2020, 1:20 pm

A good article telling you how to self isolate

https://patient.info/news-and-features/ ... lf-isolate
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 4730
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by tamada » March 14, 2020, 4:12 pm

vincemunday wrote:
March 14, 2020, 7:31 am
...
Please note the Thai number to call if you have the virus is 1422

- Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home advice
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

These pages are for the public. There is coronavirus information for health professionals on the NHS England website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 1422 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the 1422 coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 1422 coronavirus service
How coronavirus is spread

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Don't
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Travel advice

There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK.

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
Vince, do you have a link to that local health advice you posted? The bit that referenced the local Covid-19 reporting hotline and when to call it or otherwise?

Ta
tam

User avatar
GT93
udonmap.com
Posts: 5620
Joined: June 5, 2009, 9:37 am
Location: ฃอยชอบ Auckland

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by GT93 » March 15, 2020, 12:53 am

I understand that sleeping well is important for our immune systems to be functioning well. Many of us perhaps need to make more effort to optimize our sleep.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 15, 2020, 7:07 am

Some more information from the foreign and commonwealth office.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advi ... oronavirus
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 15, 2020, 9:48 am

Useful advice from the US government

https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
GT93
udonmap.com
Posts: 5620
Joined: June 5, 2009, 9:37 am
Location: ฃอยชอบ Auckland

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by GT93 » March 15, 2020, 1:11 pm

I think there's a lot propaganda and spin in that link although I acknowledge your attempt to go beyond a British focus. I would have thought important information is discussing what strategies readers are taking to avoid Covoid 19 or what measures they might be preparing in case they think they have it. What one reader might thinks is strikingly obvious might be a new idea to another.

User avatar
parrot
udonmap.com
Posts: 9453
Joined: March 19, 2006, 8:32 pm

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by parrot » March 16, 2020, 4:46 am


User avatar
noosard
udonmap.com
Posts: 1766
Joined: April 17, 2011, 4:07 am
Location: Ban Jumpa Udon
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by noosard » March 16, 2020, 7:24 am

Read somewhere one should use a face mask
not to stop you getting it but to stop you spreading
because you dont know for up to14 days or so you have contracted
food for thought

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 16, 2020, 8:30 am

A great visual of symptoms
Attachments
E165F79E-BA4D-461B-B467-E68D76DEE11B.jpeg
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
Udon Map
Admin
Posts: 1724
Joined: July 31, 2013, 7:57 pm

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by Udon Map » March 16, 2020, 10:54 am

noosard wrote:
March 16, 2020, 7:24 am
Read somewhere one should use a face mask
not to stop you getting it but to stop you spreading
because you dont know for up to14 days or so you have contracted
food for thought
Here's what the WHO has to say about this: https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease ... -use-masks

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 17, 2020, 3:14 pm

Some information from the Thai Health Dept

https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
noosard
udonmap.com
Posts: 1766
Joined: April 17, 2011, 4:07 am
Location: Ban Jumpa Udon
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by noosard » March 17, 2020, 4:40 pm


User avatar
Raoul Duke
udonmap.com
Posts: 312
Joined: March 29, 2017, 10:17 am
Location: 76.3 k's south of Laos border

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by Raoul Duke » March 17, 2020, 5:07 pm

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued advice recommending Australians abroad who wish to return home do so as soon as possible via commercial flights,warning Australian travellers that they may not be able to return home at a later stage with more countries closing their borders due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.
Voiceover for hire.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 17, 2020, 8:34 pm

Raoul Duke wrote:
March 17, 2020, 5:07 pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued advice recommending Australians abroad who wish to return home do so as soon as possible via commercial flights,warning Australian travellers that they may not be able to return home at a later stage with more countries closing their borders due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.
Citation

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australians ... s-possible
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 18, 2020, 6:22 am

This is a very good information website, as well as giving the latest stats on the virus it contains concise information on the symptoms, significantly it lists a sore throat way down the list which is something I’ve seen people talk about on this forum.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

tutone
udonmap.com
Posts: 441
Joined: July 7, 2008, 3:15 am

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by tutone » March 18, 2020, 12:02 pm

A factual and informative site in both English and Thai so that both you and your Thai family can access some no nonsense information.

https://www.who.int/thailand/emergencie ... virus-2019

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 2490
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by vincemunday » March 19, 2020, 8:17 pm

Here is a useful map that shows Covid 19 cases which are affecting the kingdom.

https://covidtracker.5lab.co/en?fbclid= ... i04yxxEAKk
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

User avatar
parrot
udonmap.com
Posts: 9453
Joined: March 19, 2006, 8:32 pm

Re: Corona Virus / Covid important Information

Post by parrot » March 19, 2020, 11:15 pm

As with all goverment 'edicts', we'll have to see how this plays out. For my wife and I, currently in the US and due to return in mid-May, that looks highly unlikely, versus the 50% chance I predicted just a week or so ago. 'tis a good time to dust off that plan B everyone should have in their hip pocket. Whether Thailand will implement the policies of China, Italy, and parts of NY, NJ, CA with lockdowns, or close the borders as many other countries have done remains to be seen. But, for me, the handwriting seems to be on the wall.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... l-visitors

Post Reply

Return to “COVID-19/Corona Virus”