Mers steps tighten at M'sian border

Mers steps tighten at M'sian border

Tourist-screening measures have been broadened at three border checkpoints with Malaysia as a precaution against the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers).

Tourists from Malaysia passing through the three checkpoints at Sadao, Padang Besar and Nathawi in Songkhla are subject to thermal screening. 

Hand cleaning gel is also distributed to all tourists arriving through these checkpoints.

Dr Paithoon Wongsakul, a doctor at Sadao checkpoint, said special attention is being given to tourists from Mers-risk countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and South Korea.

The measures will continue to be taken until the Mers concern has eased, he said.

Do you like the content of this article?

BMTA enforcing social distancing on buses

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority is strictly enforcing social distancing on buses to contain the spread of Covid-19, requiring passengers to sit or stand on designated seats and spots, BMTA managing director Surachai Iamwachirasakul said.


Part of Poipet locked down amid Covid surge

Some areas in Poipet, some near the Thai border, have been closed by Cambodian authorities after a Covid-19 spike in the township.


Indonesian consumers show growing confidence – central bank

JAKARTA: Indonesia's consumer confidence index rose to 101.5 in April, from 93.4 a month earlier, indicating optimism returning for the first time in a year as worries over the coronavirus pandemic eased, a central bank survey showed on Monday.