By The Nation
However, Army spokesman Colonel Winthai Suwaree said today that the military were not responsible for inviting the Egyptian soldier.
Winthai said the soldier and other members of his delegation passed the criteria for 11 types of foreigner allowed to access Thailand. None of the delegation had to undergo quarantine.
Meanwhile, a similar message appeared on the Army’s Facebook PR page this evening (July 13).
“We see that people are criticising the Army or its commander for helping to allow an Egyptian soldier to transfer to Thailand. We would like to inform you that this piece of information is not true. Please do not believe people who have an agenda to attack the Army,” read the post.
The Army PR team advised the public to follow updates from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), which would inform people about the case soon.
The soldier arrived at U-Tapao Airport on Wednesday before testing positive for the virus on Sunday. Authorities have not released the name of the shopping centre he visited. He was one of three new Covid-19 cases confirmed by the CCSA today.