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Thais on repatriation flight from London were reported with ‘fevers’





Of the 264 passengers who arrived from London on a repatriated flight 2 days ago, yesterday deputy director of operations at Suvarnabhumi Airport reported that 9 Thais on the flight were discovered with a high temperature at the initial screening when they deplaned.

“Airport staff screened all passengers who arrived on the EVA Air flight number BR068 from London.”

“The 9 that had high fevers were rushed to the hospital, while the rest were transported to government designated quarantine facilities, which includes Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel in Chonburi, Movenpick Hotel and Qiu Hotel in Bangkok.”

There are thousands of Thais repatriating on specially-chartered aircraft this month and into June as the government organises the flights through its overseas embassies for Thais wanting to return home at this time. The Thai citizens are having to pay for the cost of the flights.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has extended its ban on international scheduled flights until at least the end of June.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Clydel James

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Please follow up on the report of repatriated Thais that had “high temperatures”, how many have COVID-19. Did the authorities require the repatriated Thai to have a certificate of health that included a test for COVID-19 before being allowed to board the flight to Thailand? You should not spread an alarm about people entering Thailand from abroad without following up and researching how these people with high fevers were allowed to board the planes to Thailand in the first place.
    Fevers are not that unusual and can be caused by dehydration and simple colds, not every fever is a definitive sign of COVID-19. Please don’t fan the flames of panic against people from foreign lands being allowed to enter Thailand. I’m a foreigner married to a Thai not currently allowed to return home to my family from abroad and every day I read biased pro-Chinese propaganda and anti-foreigner propaganda spreading panic about allowing tourists into Thailand. We have new protocols and procedures (the new normal) that are designed to allow us to resume living and prospering in our work. Please give equal coverage to the fact that we can resume our lives, that the infected people are being identified and treated. we have to be given our basic freedoms back. Mixed marriages and families must be allowed to reunite.

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    Clydel James

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Of the 264 passengers who arrived from London on a repatriated flight 3 days ago, of the nine who were reported to have had high fevers by the deputy director of operations at Suvarnabhumi Airport, how many have tested positive for COVID-19?

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