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76 Thais return from Indonesia pilgrimmage

Apr 07. 2020
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By THE NATION

Seventy-six Thais touched down at Songkhla’s Hat Yai International Airport on Monday evening after going on a "Dawah" (Muslim missionary) pilgrimmage in Indonesia.

Songkhla Governor Jaruwat Kliangklao said the 76 and 35 crew who travelled on a Thai Lion Air flight have undergone standard screening procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“They were tested for symptoms and fever by officials wearing full protective suits, and the plane will be thoroughly disinfected,” he said. “No one has showed any Covid-19 symptoms or high fever in the preliminary screening.”

The passengers and crew were later transported to quarantine facilities in their hometowns – Songkhla (20 people), Yala (7), Pattani (14), Narathiwat (7) and Satun (26). The others, who hail from Chiang Mai and Bangkok, will be quarantined in Songkhla.

All returnees are staying in quarantine facilities for 14 days as required by the Public Health Ministry. If anyone displays any Covid-19 symptoms including pneumonia, they will be sent immediately to hospital for treatment.

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