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Anutin requests public confidence as quarantine remains at 14 days

Anutin requests public confidence as quarantine remains at 14 days

THAILAND: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has told the general public not to worry regarding the report of a new locally transmitted COVID-19 case, while stressing the fact that the patient has been detected is a testimony of the country’s effective disease control system.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 04:54PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul. Photo: The Bangkok Post.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul. Photo: The Bangkok Post.

His remarks came after the report of a locally transmitted COVID-19 case among a VIP group.

On the recent proposal to cut quarantine days from 14 to 10 days for arrivals from lower-risk countries, the Minister of Public Health said the focus must now be shifted to pre-departure protocols, as new cases are still being found upon arrival despite a requirement that all passengers bound from Thailand must present a COVID-19 negative certification.

He said the 10 and 14 days quarantine duration do not have much difference medically, however the government will for now keep the quarantine duration at 14 days to alleviate the general public’s concerns.

Mr Anutin said the Thai embassies and airlines must step up their measures to minimize the chances of infected persons from arriving in Thailand, while reassuring the Thai public will be given priority over the plan to reboot tourism.

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Kurt | 12 November 2020 - 10:29:16

Wow, now proved that VIP's are also normal human and should quarantined. In what can Thai Embassies and airlines step up? In nothing! It is all about being asymptomatic and incubation time. That is why 72 hrs before take off check and that idiot Certificate of Entry has no value at all. By now we know that very well. Just fantasy of Thai bureaucrat paper tigers, to justify their unneeded job.

 

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