Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Egyptian air crew were permitted to visit venues in Rayong

Thaiger

Published

 on 

FILE PHOTO: U-Tapao International Airport - Nation Thailand

The Egyptian soldier, who has been found to have tested positive for Covid-19, was part of an air crew who had special dispensation from the Emergency Decree provisions regarding the coronavirus. The crew, spending one night in Rayong on their way back to Egypt from China, were permitted to leave their quarantine facility and wander around venues in Rayong.

The alerts were raised after the man’s tests were found to be positive yesterday. The Egyptian arrived in Thailand, with 30 other Egyptian Air Force crew, according to Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the government’s CCSA. The story has been met with an outcry from Thais on social media with netizens calling the situation a “shambles” and questioning the government’s procedures for people in quarantine.

Dr. Taweesin says the men were “foreign airmen who entered into our country under a special exemption”.

“They landed at U-Tapao Airport and we found that some of the measures there needed to be re-evaluated.”

The group is reported to have spent 3 nights in Thailand from July 8 – 11 to collect supplies before continuing on their flight back to Egypt last Saturday. The plane also made brief stops in the UAE and Pakistan before reaching Egypt.

Taweesin has declined to identify the venues visited by the infected man and other members of the crew. He reported that health officials are now tracking down other people who may have had contact with the crew members at “certain public venues” in Rayong province.

SOURCE: Khaosod English

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Brian

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    WTF!!! Everybody else who comes to Thailand must be quarantined for 14 days….but not the military from another country!!! No…they are allowed to go wandering around as they wish. They must be pretty special!!!

  2. Avatar

    dinesh

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    the people who allowed them to galavant around need to be put in jail and held accountable as they are a threat to other citizens. This needs to be done so they learn that they cant bend the rules whenever they feel like it.

  3. Avatar

    Max B

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Muslims flying on their way back from China. That’s two negatives right there and before you think I’m just being racist, all the Thais that return from overseas and test positive have been coming from muslim countries. That’s the fact I am pointing out.

  4. Avatar

    John Smythe

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Looks to me like the CCSA had been reevaluate their lacking procedures and discipline those who caused this health conundrum. No one is exempt from quarantine procedures.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Thailand's largest online portal for news and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Philippines13 hours ago

ICC opens investigation into Philippines President Duterte

World13 hours ago

American general defends “clandestine” phone calls with China

Thailand13 hours ago

Countdown to October reopening; body of Koh Phi Phi resort manager found | Thailand News Today | September 16

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Visa13 hours ago

Hungarian woman arrested in Koh Samui for 10-year overstay

Thailand14 hours ago

Nakhon Si Thammarat reports Covid outbreak at prison

Guides14 hours ago

Most famous viewpoints in Phang Nga

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Blackpink14 hours ago

Blackpink’s Lisa causes sales frenzy for Buri Ram meatballs

Thailand15 hours ago

NACC ordered to disclose their findings regarding Deputy PM Prawit’s watch scandal

World15 hours ago

“Thai Taste Therapy” launched to promote Thai cuisine worldwide

Food16 hours ago

Food and drinks to stay away from in Thailand

Thailand16 hours ago

Ode to the Comments | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 19

Pattaya16 hours ago

Pattaya reopening likely to snub nightlife, favor other attractions

Thailand17 hours ago

Epidemiologists dispatched to Phuket to help curb the spread of Covid

Phuket17 hours ago

Phuket Vegetarian Festival gets “green light” to run from October 6 to 14

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 13,897 new cases; provincial totals

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand3 days ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending