Evacuee quarantine confirmed

Evacuee quarantine confirmed

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul speaks to reporters at Rajvithi Hospital in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul speaks to reporters at Rajvithi Hospital in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Authorities are ready to pick up 160 Thais from Wuhan on Tuesday and they will be quarantined for 14 days at several locations on their return to the country, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Monday.

Mr Anutin, who is also a deputy prime minister, said at Rajavithi Hospital that the director of the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute would lead Thai doctors in emergency, mental and epidemic medicine to the Chinese city of Wuhan to conduct the evacuation.

The Thai people would be examined before their flight back and put in quarantine for 14 days after arrival, he said.

Regarding the latest number of novel coronavirus cases in the country, Mr Anutin said there were 19 patients -- eight fully recovered and discharged from hospitals.

A source said that Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province and the Sattahip naval base in Chon Buri province were among the locations designated for the quarantine of the Thai evacuees.


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