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31 Thai returnees from Russia quarantined, 3 hospitalised with fever

Jack Burton

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PHOTOS: The Nation

34 Thai nationals who have been stranded at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, due to travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus, have now arrived home. They arrived at at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday by Aeroflot Airlines flight SU272 as a special repatriation flight arranged by the Thai government.

Authorities at the airport’s international communicable disease control checkpoint found that 3 of the returnees had a fever, and consequently sent them for further tests at hospital.

Military officers from the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters and Tourist Police took the other returnees to a hotel in Bangkok for 14 days of quarantine to monitor their health.

Russia has been relatively quiet about its Covid-19 numbers, perhaps because only 2 laboratories in Moscow have confirmed that they can test for the virus, using polymerase chain reaction. Now they are discovering more cases every day and reporting regularly to the WHO.

As of today, Russia, a country of some 146 million, has reported 13,500+ cases and 106 deaths, as of today (Sunday).

31 Thai returnees from Russia quarantined, 3 hospitalised with fever | News by Thaiger

31 Thai returnees from Russia quarantined, 3 hospitalised with fever | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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