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Thai Health Ministry to tighten anti-COVID-19 measures at quarantine facilities

Ambulances at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Ambulances of Suvarnabhumi International Airport AOT Medical Clinic. Photo: Mattes.




Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering adjustments to the COVID-19 preventive measures at more than 100 hotels under the alternative state quarantine programme, as well as any use of common facilities by those in quarantine at such locations. The move is to avoid a repeat of an incident in Samut Prakan province, where coronavirus was found on fitness equipment and three people staying there, including a French tourist, were found to be infected.

Dr. Tharet Karatnairawiwong, Director General of the Department of Health Services Support, said today that, in the near future, arrivals from abroad, including Thai returnees to be quarantined at such facilities, will be divided into different groups, according to the pandemic situation in their countries of departure.

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By Thai PBS World