16 Mar 2020
The Thai authorities take preventive measures to avert the spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Kingdom of Thailand
As of 31 January 2020, 19 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in Thailand, 18 of which were infected while visiting China, one was the first Thai to be infected on the territory of Thailand. All have received medical treatment. The Department of Disease Control of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand announces that all needed preventive measures have been taken at International airports as well as major tourist attractions, shopping malls, hotels, public transport. Steps taken include a primary screening of passengers for signs of related respiratory symptoms and intensifying disinfection measures including frequent interior cleaning measures and daily disinfection.
The Department of Disease Control requests to follow the guideline to reduce risk of coronavirus infection:
• Wash hands with soap and hot water. The alternative can be alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• Cover the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue
• Avoid close contact with people having cold/flu-like symptoms
• Avoid consumption of unknown products as well as raw meat, fish and eggs
If you would like to report your illness, please contact the Department of Disease Control by Hotline #1422.