The last paragraph of that article says:Undaunted wrote: ↑Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:47 amLooking on the bright side:
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/18 ... -stay-home
That makes it seem to me that the WHO is contradicting itself. If the virus is now an international problem, why would they say the travel bans are not necessary? It is common knowledge that the virus got its start in China and now there are thousands of cases and hundreds of deaths. How do they think the virus managed to spread to other countries? The virus didn't walk to other countries. It was brought by infected Chinese.The WHO on Friday upgraded the coronavirus outlook to an international concern in light of the rising death toll in China and reports of more infected people in more than 20 other countries. And while it said it did not think travel bans were necessary, numerous airlines have suspended or reduced flights to and from China.
While the vast majority of Chinese don't have the disease and are not carrying it, still it seems absurd to me for Chinese to be traveling, even within China, until this disease is brought under full control.
In my opinion, first contain and eradicate the disease, then rescind the travel bans. First one, then the other.
I hate to admit it, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm with Undaunted in that, for us, a silver lining on the cloud is now there are hardly any tour buses plaguing traffic in Pattaya - for the first time in years - and the baht weakening as a result of all this.