Re: Thailand had 1 new case today
Having been to Thailand during the second half of March and witnessing their approach, it wasn't just quarantining (although it played a big part, including the forced quarantining of incoming visitors showing symptoms in a Bangkok hotel for 14 days, but would the UK allow a Thai-style State of Emergency, with 7pm curfews, etc?). They were also spraying the streets with disinfectant regularly, temperature testing everywhere and taking other measures long before the UK adopted them.
Conversely, Taiwan (where I was in December) had no lock down like the UK. They were already all over the whole pandemic threat long before it happened (largely because of lessons learned from the 2003 SARS outbreak). They were identifying and publicising cases through an app very quickly, for example. My supplier out there has continued manufacture uninterrupted throughout and can't believe what's going on here. And he thought the Brexit process was a pain in the ass. Now things are embarrassing on a whole new level.
There seems to be many ways of skinning a cat but unfortunately the UK is still not really sure of what a cat is, or how to deal with it other than "keep them separated" (cue music).