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Travellers being screened for Covid-19 at road checkpoints

Mar 26. 2020
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By The Nation

Screening for Covid-19 began on Thursday (March 26) at checkpoints on Kanchanaphisek Road.

Travellers were asked about travel history and checked for fever.

The effort is a collaboration between Highway Police Division, Tourist Police Bureau, Health Department of Bangkok and Municipal Office of Prawet district.

At the checkpoint, police use thermometer guns to check for fever. If a traveller's body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius, Public Health officials will take them to screen for risk of Covid-19.

Police will take special care of travellers who are older than 70 years and younger than 5 years, the age groups vulnerable to the virus.

Officials have been ordered to be cautious in every procedure to lower the risk of being infected with Covid-19, and also be polite with every traveller.

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