Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field: Thailand


 

   

ウイルスの時代に生きる
──タイの記録──

紙面上では、タイの状況は東南アジアの多くの近隣諸国ほど厳しくはない。4月28日現在、新型コロナウイルスの感染者数は3,000人をわずかに下回るに留まり、死者数も54人だ。中国を除き世界で最初に感染を報告した国であるにもかかわらず、タイが感染の大流行を防いだことについては、プラユット・チャンオチャ政権が飽きもせずに繰り返し続けている。

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プラユットの二つのジレンマと
タイの新型コロナウイルス感染症

タイでの新型コロナウイルス感染症をめぐる状況は、ミニチュア版タイ政治の風刺画といった様子だ。タイ人は統治を選択する際、二つの悪、選挙政党(the electorate party)と官僚政党(the bureaucratic party)というジレンマに直面する。

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No One is Safe, until Everyone is Safe: Migration and COVID-19 in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)

In the mid-1990s, six countries bordering the Mekong river in Southeast Asia entered a program of sub-regional cooperation to enhance economic growth and reduce poverty through the development of economic corridors between countries and amongst rural and urban centres.

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邦人高齢ロングステイヤーからみた
北部タイの新型コロナ・ウィルス体験

タイ国の新型コロナ・ウィルスの発生は、1月13日に中国武漢市出身の女性がスワンナプーム国際空港で入国時の検疫で見つかったのが最初であった。1月末迄の患者の大半が、中国からの旅行者で、合計19人ほどであった。2月10日…

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COVID-19 Response in Thailand

Keywords: Thailand COVID-19 Thai Government Restrictions Despite the apparent lack of political leadership and slow action by the Thai government, the COVID-19 pandemic has been effectively controlled in Thailand thanks to its excellent public health and medical systems. Thailand was the first country with the first confirmed case outside of China, and the first confirmed case of a Thai citizen was a taxi driver who contracted the disease from a Chinese tourist in January 2020. The total number of confirmed cases as of early June 2020 hovered above 3,000 and deaths under 60, which are relatively low considering how closely connected the medium-size middle income country is to China, where […]

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Discursive Control, Thai-Style: The Ministry of Interior and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nearly two months after the deadly COVID-19 virus arrived in Thailand, the Thai government’s initial laidback approach to dealing with the disease quickly changed when a large cluster of infections erupted early March at a scandal-ridden military-run boxing ring in Bangkok.

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Political Plague1: Thailand’s COVID-19 State of Emergency as a Mere Footnote in an Historical Tragedy of Authoritarianism

In Thailand, 2020 will be remembered more for COVID-19 than for the State of Emergency which authorities decreed ostensibly to combat the virus. But Thailand’s 2020 draconian response to COVID-19 has re-illuminated the authoritarian character of the current regime governing the country and the absolutist heritage of the kingdom itself.

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Thailand and COVID-19: What’s Happened and What’s Next

The first case of COVID-19 in Thailand was reported on 13 January 2020, a female Chinese tourist from Wuhan. It was then widely predicted that Thailand would be the third worst hit by the virus, after China and Hong Kong, largely because of the large number of Chinese tourists, 11 million in 2019.

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Uncertainties Hound Overseas Filipinos in the Mekong Region

Amongst people wearing masks, coming and leaving, my friend and I met in the middle of the busy Payathai Train Station walkway. We took off our masks and embraced.

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Two Prayuths Dilemma and COVID-19 in Thailand

The COVID-19 Thailand is the miniature caricature of Thai politics. When it comes to choices of governance, Thais face a dilemma of two evils: the electorate party and the bureaucratic party.

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