I spoke to a Thai friend in the UK, about various issues surrounding what’s currently going on for them, in the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. They run a business and are worried about that – whether the business will survive.
They also mentioned that a COVID-19 test in Thailand costs around 7500THB, or about 200GBP (which is getting on for a month’s wages for the average Thai worker). I checked other sources online and seems that this information is correct. ie tests aren’t free, when really they should be, in Thailand.
So, if you’re already in Thailand or planning to visit Thailand, please be aware that the infection numbers are likely much much higher than officially reported. Because – most ordinary Thai people can’t afford to get tested.
It’s also going to be a tough time for many Thais as Thailand is reliant on tourism, and, tourists aren’t coming. That in conjunction with the Government effectively closing it’s borders to many countries, drought in Thailand and economic downturn in Thailand.
Also, some businesses have been ordered to close down for 2 weeks in Bangkok and other busy tourist cities, in effort to curb public gatherings.
So, I’m very concerned about the Thais, their health and welfare.
I hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe.
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