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13 returnees with high fever rushed to hospital

Jun 08. 2020
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By THE NATION

Thirteen of the 281 Thais who returned home on Sunday (June 7) from Israel and Singapore were found to have high fever and rushed to hospital, Suvarnabhumi Airport deputy director Kittipong Kittikachorn said.

“The 106 Thais departed from Israel on El Al Flight LY 081 and arrived at the airport at 11.45am,” Kittipong said. “Preliminary screening found that six passengers had high fever and they were rushed to hospital.”

Three expressed an interest in entering alternative quarantine while the other 97 were transported to the government’s quarantine facilities in Chon Buri and Bangkok to complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Isarel has reported 17,783 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 297 deaths.

“The second flight carrying Thais home came from Singapore,” Kittipong added. “Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 976 touched down at Suvarnabhumi at 4.56pm. Out of 175 passengers, seven were found to have high fever and rushed to hospital.”

Six passengers chose to go to alternative quarantine facilities while the other 162 were transported to the government’s quarantine facilities in Bangkok.

Singapore has reported 37,910 confirmed cases of Covid-19 but only 25 deaths.

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