Thais to be evacuated from Wuhan on Saturday

Thais to be evacuated from Wuhan on Saturday

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

A chartered plane will depart on Saturday morning to pick up Thais stranded in virus-hit Wuhan, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Friday.

Gen Prawit said China had given permission for the plane to land at locked-down Wuhan.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was handling arrangements for the evacuation, Gen Prawit said.

Dr Narong Aphikulvanich, deputy director-general of the Medical Services Department, said 64 Thai citizens  were confirmed to be in Wuhan. A team of doctors specialising in respiratory infections and emergency medicine would be on the plane. .

They would have the necessary equipment to examine the evacuees as they board the plane and again after they arrive back in Thailand, Dr Narong said.

Those with symptoms of illness would be quarantined in hospital for at least 14 days. The others would be monitored at their homes for the same period for any signs of disease, he said.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (15)

Elizabeth II died of 'old age': death certificate

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10pm (1410 GMT) on Sept 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or nearly three-and-a-half hours before the news was announced to the world.

29 Sep 2022

Thai women advance at volleyball worlds

Thailand has advanced to the second round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship with a straight-sets victory over South Korea on Thursday in Gdansk, Poland.

29 Sep 2022

Kremlin to annex four Ukraine regions Friday

MOSCOW: Russia will formally annex four regions of Ukraine its troops occupy at a grand ceremony in Moscow on Friday, the Kremlin has announced, after it suggested using nuclear weapons to defend the territories.

29 Sep 2022