As of reporting-time Tuesday 17 March 2020 16:00 there were no verified reported cases of Covid19 in Surin Province. (Please remember that this figure is subject to change.) My initial four unanswered questions are: 1) do hospitals (not neccesarily clinics) have Covid19 swab test kits available ? 2) where will the testing by a laboratory be carried out ? 3) what is the turn-around time for reporting within the lab ? 4) how many people have been tested under the Provincial Health Dept's reporting scheme ? As per personal report from the new Surin Govt hospital building at 08:00 this morning no hospital personnel were taking temperature readings upon entry to or outside prior to main first floor entrance. There was disinfectant gel available. There were also signs that directed anyone who suspects they have a respiratory issue, high fever or coughing to report to the nurses station prior to meeting with a physician. Note: With an up-to-14-day incubation period taking forehead temperature may not/ can not weed out all potential cases, future cases and/ or virus carriers. So yesterday's status still remains at zero Covid19 patients for Surin. If travel is not contained from other provinces or countries that are reporting cases then this figure will undoubtedly increase exponentially. Teach your families how to properly wash their hands, how to social distance, how to cover coughs and sneezes along with other safe practices.