THAIS RETURNING FROM DAEGU, GYEONGSANG TO UNDERGO 14-DAY QUARANTINE

LINDA KHOO HUI LI

BANGKOK, March 4 (Bernama) – Thailand today announced a 14-day quarantine for all Thai nationals returning from Daegu, the epicentre of COVID-19 in South Korea, and neighbouring Gyeongsang Province.

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha said the returnees will be placed under quarantine at designated centres in the kingdom.

He said those coming back from other provinces of South Korea would be allowed to return home but health authorities would monitor their condition. Those who display COVID-19 symptoms will stay at quarantine facilities.

“The government is taking every necessary measure and step to ensure the people’s health and safety. The well-being of the people is the government’s top priority,” he said after chairing an urgent meeting on COVID-19 at the Government House today.

Prayuth, who is also the Defence Minister, said health authorities would intensify screening of passengers flying in from South Korea.

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