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Passengers on 2 Thai Airways flights from London test positive for coronavirus

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Authorities in Nonthaburi province, just outside Bangkok, have announced that passengers of 2 Thai Airways flights from London to Bangkok may be at risk of contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus because 3people on those flights were found to be infected. The 3 passengers developed symptoms en route and later tested positive.

In a Facebook post, the Nonthaburi Provincial Public Health Office said all passengers who took TG917 flights from Heathrow (LHR) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) on March 27 and 28 should either quarantine themselves or have themselves tested for the virus.

“A passenger in seat number 49D of TG917, which left Heathrow Airport at 9.25pm on March 27 and landed in Suvarnabhumi on March 28 at 3.51pm, was found to be infected.”

Passengers on 2 Thai Airways flights from London test positive for coronavirus | News by Thaiger

2 passengers on the same flight the following day, which departed Heathrow Airport at 9.25pm and arrived in Bangkok the following afternoon, were also found to be infected.

“The public health office says people who were on either of the 2 flights must isolate themselves at home, wear face masks and monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. Those who feel ill are required to go to the nearest hospital and tell the doctors about their travel history.”

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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