Illegal migrants workers bring fears of new Covid infections


After more than 3,000 illegal migrant workers were caught trying to enter Thailand, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration is warning that there is still a risk of new infections. CCSA spokesperson Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin says most of them have been detained and many have been sent back to their own countries but because they actually made it into the Kingdom, he warns to be “extra vigilant”.

“So, while travelling during this long holiday, it is very important for everyone to never down let his or her guard against Covid-19 as more of those who illegally entered the country may be around you.”

However, a new survey, conducted by Suan Dusit Poll, has indicated that two-thirds of its respondents feel relaxed about the current pandemic situation in Thailand – which is worrying some officials.

But those same officials say not to worry about medical tourists or any other travellers allowed into the country due to the safety precautions they must adhere to in order to be granted entry.

As the country has started to reopen for tourists, those who enter legally are required to undergo Covid-19 tests in addition to being monitored. Such travellers who wish to visit the Kingdom need to fall into one of the 11 groups which are allowed to enter. Thailand has now recorded its 42nd day of no local transmissions of the virus, with yesterday seeing 5 new confirmed cases – all repatriates from abroad.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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