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14 arrested in Phuket for partying

Nine foreigners and five Thais were arrested in Phuket province on Wednesday (April 1) for allegedly using drugs and partying in violation of the emergency decree.

Three British men, an American man, an Australian and a Ukrainian, along with three Ukrainian women and five Thai women were found at 10pm allegedly drinking alcohol and using cocaine along with marijuana while playing music from a DJ system.

Patong Police Station charged all of them with gathering in a crowded place violating the emergency decree, violating an order from the Disease Control Department which might lead to the spread of Covid-19, and possessing two types of drugs.

Police cracked down on the group after receiving a call that residents in the house were holding a party and disturbing the neighbours with loud music.



Virus? What virus?  :dunce:


Trying for the Darwin Award.

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China lied about the scope of its COVID-19 outbreak, US intelligence report claims

In news that will shock absolutely no one, a classified assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies has reportedly concluded that China worked to conceal the exact scope of its novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the rest of the world,

Citing three unnamed U.S. officials, Bloomberg News reports that the assessment — received by the White House last week — showed that the Chinese government's public reporting on positive COVID-19 cases and related deaths since the start of the country's outbreak in late 2019 was "intentionally incomplete."

Chinese officials only publicly reported roughly 82,000 cases and 3,300 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and cited by Bloomberg News, levels recently eclipsed by the nearly 200,000 cases and 4,000 deaths seen in the United States.

The Bloomberg News report does not offer any sense of China's absolute number of positive COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had previously accused the Chinese government of censoring information regarding its COVID-19 outbreak back in February, arguing that the lack of transparency was putting the rest of the world at risk.

"Censorship. It can have deadly consequences," Pompeo said at the time. "Had China permitted its own and foreign journalists and medical personnel to speak and investigate freely, Chinese officials and other nations would have been far better prepared to address the challenge."

The accusation had sparked a war of words between U.S. and Chinese officials regarding which country bore ultimate responsibility for the spread of COVID-19, an exchange which saw the Chinese government accuse the U.S. Army of deliberately bringing the disease to the Wuhan province where it is thought to have originated.

"China has been updating the U.S. on the coronavirus and its response since Jan. 3," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on March 19. "On Jan. 15 the U.S. State Department notified Americans in China U.S. CDC's warning about the coronavirus. And now blame China for delay? Seriously?"

But on Tuesday, State Department immunologist Deborah Birx stated that China's public reporting had shaped assumptions among the international medical community regarding the nature of COVID-19 and its potential spread around the world — assumptions that now appear fundamentally flawed.

“The medical community made — interpreted the Chinese data as: This was serious, but smaller than anyone expected,” Birx said on Tuesday, per Bloomberg News. “Because I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data, now that what we see happened to Italy and see what happened to Spain.”



But surely President for Life Xi wouldn't do that. He is a truthful champion of human rights who is an inspiration for democratic leaders around the world.


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The bigger question should be who the fuck is dumb enough to ever believe anything that the Chinese say in the first place? The very first response of any sufficiently intelligent sentient being should be "What China says x (10 +/- 2, 3 or 4)" then plan a suitable response and preparation model for that resulting number being somewhere close.


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9 hours ago, buffalo_bill said:

What exactly did he see before the WHO ?

Sorry to confuse you with the facts, but ...

- 20 Jan  1st diagnosed case in USA

- 26 Jan  1st deaths in USA.

- 31 Jan   US border CLOSED to Chinese! (WHO was still saying No - H2H transmission and closing border unnecessary.)- 

- 11 Mar   WHO - declares it a pandemic.

- 13 Mar  US border closed to EU & others


Yep, Trump really dropped the ball. WHO is great! 

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