Thailand wants nationals out of China
The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Department of Consular Affairs has advised Thais in China to leave the country as the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads.
Noting that the outbreak has been formally recognised as an international public health emergency, it has posted on Facebook on Wednesday (February 19) the contact information for the Thai Embassy in Beijing and all Thai consulates elsewhere in China.
The department urged Thais in China to leave while airlines are still operating.
“We also ask Thais to avoid travelling to China if there is no essential need,” it said. “We ask those who live in China to monitor the situation closely and follow the authorities’ instructions to prevent infection.”