Dear Nordic Prime Ministers
The Nordic community in Thailand is in severe danger from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Scandinavian Society Siam is appealing to you – as you appealed to us during the 2004 tsunami disaster – for immediate help to our fellow citizens.
This time it is not the need for shelter, food, and or search for missing Nordic citizens, but the need for vaccines to prevent Covid-19 from causing more fatalities and more havoc among the Nordic citizens in Thailand.
The official vaccination program in Thailand does not include foreigners, neither elderly nor those with underlying diseases unless they are in possession of a work-permit, and the many retired Nordic persons are therefore left in frustrating danger till, at best, October or, at worse, infinitely.
Our plea is Nordic cooperation to try to pave the way for the availability of vaccines for the Nordic citizens, while the Scandinavian Society Siam provides resources for planning and implementation in cooperation with the Nordic Chambers of Commerce, and the Nordic Church communities in Thailand, while private hospitals in Thailand could administer vaccinations at a reasonable low price.
Scandinavian Society Siam Association
PS! Recently the French embassy has revealed plans for vaccinating French citizens in Thailand:
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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin
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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir
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Nordic press agencies
Members, friends, and partners of the Scandinavian Society Siam.
Scandinavian Society Siam was founded on March 5, 1920 and is a Thai association that mainly serves the Nordic community in Thailand. We have been run by 100% volunteers for more than 100 years.
The purpose of the Association is:
To act as a union between Nordic people living in Thailand.
To organize social activities.
To organize sports and leisure activities for interested.
To publish a Nordic Bulletin and operate a website.
To give advice and guidance to Nordic people living in Thailand.