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More than 2,700 cruise tourists arrive in Patong

More than 2,700 cruise tourists arrive in Patong

PHUKET: Officers from the Phuket Public Health Office along with medical staff from Patong Hospital were on hand to check more than 2,700 people disembarking cruise ships at Patong Beach yesterday (Feb 29).

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 1 March 2020, 03:39PM


The MSC Splendida brought 1,440 tourists and 1,122 ship crew and staff. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

The MSC Splendida brought 1,440 tourists and 1,122 ship crew and staff. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

Present as a part of the screening team were personnel from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area, based at Panwa Cape.

Being screened at the pier at the southern end of the beach were 2,706 people in total – 144 tourists who arrived on the “Star Clipper” and 1,440 tourists and 1,122 ship crew and staff arriving on the “MSC Splendida”.

Both ships arrived on day stops. The Star Clipper arrived from Malaysia and departed to return to southern waters at 6pm, while the MSC Splendida arrived from Singapore and departed for Sri Lanka at 10pm.

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Capt Kriangkrai Lai-ngen of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command explained that officers boarded the ships to screen the tourists first, and then when tourists reached the port, another group of officers screened their body temperatures again.

“No tourists from either cruise ship were found to be suspected to being infected with the coronavirus [COVID-19] even though they had arrived from a risk country like Singapore.”

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Rorri_2 | 03 March 2020 - 12:02:35

JohnC...oh dear, you poor soul.

JohnC | 03 March 2020 - 09:01:06

@Kurt. What is a birma baby?

Sandbar | 02 March 2020 - 09:42:30

Last Paragraph of the article. No Tourists from both ships were "Found to be suspected of being infected of (COVID-19)". A broad brush with words and a risky prosumption that all on the ships manifeast are free of infection!
 

Kurt | 01 March 2020 - 20:26:59

PPHO completely ignores the knowledge that any infected person can transmit the coronavirus while not yet showing symptoms.   It is all just playing money tombola. And when infections start to occur with reference to these cruise vesssels there are many departments finger pointing to each other.  Good example is the birma baby case, born and died in a camp shack. No one responsible. 

Foot | 01 March 2020 - 16:19:55

All right!  Money!
Since the world now understands the checking for the virus by body temperature is completely useless, these folks will be able to circulate among Phuket residents.

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