Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

  • Thailand recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all asymptomatic returnees from abroad in state quarantine.

According to the CCSA, the five are two Thai’s from Kuwait and one each from India, Japan and the United States.

The new cases bring total infections in Thailand, since the pandemic began, to 3,190, with 3,071 recoveries and 58 fatalities.

Dr. Naret Karatnaiyarawiwong, director-general of the Health Support Service Department, explained that foreigners, allowed to enter Thailand for medical services, must be patients with appointments, who need urgent treatment and have a record of previous medical treatment in the country.

Patients must arrive in Thailand by air, adding that each of them may bring up to three companions. Each must have a valid health certificate, showing they are clear of COVID-19, and they must undergo RT-PCR screening 72 hours before their arrival.

Upon arrival in Thailand, the patients and their companions must remain quarantined for at least 14 days and be subjected to three COVID-19 tests during their stay, said Dr. Naret.

Patients must also have insurance coverage for all medical expenses.

Dr. Naret stressed that people infected with coronavirus will not be allowed to enter the country for treatment.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)