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Some Isaan provinces require quarantine for travellers from “red zones”

Caitlin Ashworth

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Some provincial authorities in the Northeast region are tightening restrictions for travellers coming from areas with a high number of Covid-19 cases. The Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima, known as Korat, is now requiring travellers from “red zone” provinces to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Buriram, another province in the region, is requiring passengers flying from Bangkok, which is classified as a “red zone,” to quarantine.

28 provinces are classified as “red zones” by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Nakhon Ratchasima has 7 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the new wave of infections. It is classified as a “yellow zone” which means it is under close surveillance.

People travelling to Nakhon Ratchasima from “red zones” must also have a health certificate and fill out a form for an entry permit, according to the Bangkok Post. They must report to local health volunteers and community leaders upon arrival. Travellers must self-quarantine for 14 days. Those who violate the emergency health measures face penalties under the Communicable Diseases Act.

Travellers flying from Bangkok to the Buriram Airport will need to go through additional screening. The travellers must quarantine for 14 days at their residence or at a place designated by the Buriram Communicable Disease Committee. The travellers who become sick must notify a communicable disease control officer within 3 hours of experiencing symptoms.

Passengers who do not want to quarantine can be exempt if they pass a rapid Covid-19 test, which the Nation Thailand says costs 600 baht.

Some Isaan provinces require quarantine for travellers from

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    Tim Watt

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Covid patient at the Plabplachai Hospital. Came from Myanmar.

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    Tom Thumb

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Let’s hope other provinces follow! Phuket is dangerously exposed, espcially after the New Year long-weekend domestic tourism nonsense….

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    Issan John

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    “Passengers who do not want to quarantine can be exempt if they pass a rapid Covid-19 test, which the Nation Thailand says costs 600 baht”

    … which has a failure rate of 51%, so is worse than useless as those testing negative who are actually asymptomatic positive are likely to take even less precautions.

    Unbelievable.

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      chupapi

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      I have no idea which antigen tests they use here, but Ellume Rapid has an accuracy from 91% to 100%, depending whether the patient is symptomatic or not (just check US CDC website). Maybe you should explain where your number comes from.

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    Issan John

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Thaiger, since all comments published here are apparently approved, maybe it would be an idea not to publish those which are purely flaming and don’t even pretend to have any relevance to the topic before the Thaiger goes the same way as other media where the lunatics have completely taken over the asylum.

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      babble

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      What an arrogant attitude. Get hired, and you can decide. Otherwise stfu.

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      Richard

      Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:28 pm

      If the media sources you mention are what I have in mind they are run by lunatics.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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