Returning Thais sent to air force quarantine

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Thais who returned from Indonesia on Thursday (April 2) were whisked straight into new quarantine facilities at the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)’s flying school in Nakhon Pathom province, just north of Bangkok.

Fifty-five passengers from Garuda Indonesia flight GA868 were screened for Covid-19 at Suvarnabhumi Airport before arriving at the flying school guest house in Kamphaeng Saen district at 11pm. The group comprises 21 men and 34 women.

The flying school and Public Health Ministry are overseeing the quarantine facility to ensure its occupants are kept isolated and properly cared for.

Seventeen more Thais will be sent there on Friday (April 3) as a precaution, after they presented with fever at Suvarnabhumi’s International Communicable Diseases Control Checkpoint but tested negative for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the Defence Ministry has ordered the Army to prepare military hospitals and field hospitals to cope with the worsening Covid-19 situation.

“The Royal Thai Air Force is providing support to medical facilities and quarantine areas at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force Hospital (Sikan), Chandrubeksa Hospital, guest house at the Flying School in Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom province, and the Sai Lom Building at Wing 5 in Prachuap Khiri Khan,” said an official.

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