Thai health officials say that, so far, none of the foreigners who arrived in the Kingdom on the Special Tourist Visa have tested positive for Covid-19. However, they are urging the public to continue with the safety and hygiene measures introduced at the start of the pandemic, after a number of recent asymptomatic cases tested positive outside of quarantine facilities.
Wear a mask whilst in public, adhere to social distancing and wash your hands frequently.
In addition to a woman testing positive in Koh Samui, weeks after she’d arrived from France and completed her 14 day quarantine, an asymptomatic Indian man has tested positive in Krabi province, despite having no recent international travel history. Tests are being carried out on 19 people who had close contact with the man, with 32 other contacts isolated.
The chief of the Communicable Diseases Division, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, says Krabi residents should report symptoms such as fever, coughing, difficulty breathing or a loss of sense of taste or smell.
The STV is currently being offered to countries the government considers “low risk” for Covid-19. These include China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea. Australia and New Zealand have also made the grade, but their governments are imposing tight restrictions on overseas travel at this stage.
SOURCE: Nation Thailand