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Jakarta Post

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry COVID-19

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry COVID-19 Danger in the air: Stranded passengers wait at the Thai Airways ticket counter at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok in this undated file photo.. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)
News Desk
Bangkok, Thailand   ●   Wed, April 8, 2020 2020-04-08 14:14 393 fc6853813033f564188675f8bd0937ef 2 SE Asia Thailand,Thai,returning-home,Indonesia,coronavirus,COVID-19,pandemic,infection Free

Forty-two of 76 Thais who returned from Indonesia on Monday are COVID-19 patients, a report on Tuesday said.

‪Of the returnees, 22 were sent to quarantine at Southern Lak Muang Stadium in Songkhla province, including 11 suspected cases, 10 patients, and one who tested negative.

Seven returnees were sent for screening and quarantine to Seangtham Vittaya School in Narathiwat province. Five are suspected cases and two others are confirmed as infected.

In Pattani province, 13 people have been quarantined at places provided by the province. Eight are suspected cases and seven people are infected.

Amongst those who were sent to quarantine in Yala’s primary health center, seven were infected with the virus.

The other 26 returnees have been quarantined at Songkhla Rajabhat University Satun campus, of whom16 were found with the virus.

Also, 35 LionAir staff have been quarantined in a hotel in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district. They had no suspected symptoms.

Thailand’s total number of COVID-19 patients on Wednesday rose to 2,258, with 111 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period while three foreigners died, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday.