The federal government on Thursday broadcasts new obligatory quarantine measure for arrivals from 4 international locations and two territories in a bid to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.
The transfer got here because the Thai postal service started disinfecting all packages obtained from abroad, though the World Well being Group has stated it’s protected to obtain put up from badly affected international locations resembling China.
The quarantine announcement, printed within the Royal Gazette on Thursday, categorised South Korea, China, Macao, Hong Kong, Italy and Iran as “harmful communicable illness areas”.
Which means all arrivals from these locations, together with those who transit via them, should present the authorities with their deal with and journey plan and be self-quarantined for 14 days.
“Thais and foreigners who got here from these locations should undergo self-quarantine for 14 days at house or in a resort room, the place they must report themselves to the authorities day by day or officers will come to examine on them,” Public Well being Ministry spokesman Rungrueng Kitphati informed Reuters.
Those who breached the quarantined will face 20,000 baht superb, Mr Rungrueng stated.
Arrivals who show coronavirus signs can be ship on to authorities hospitals.
The order can be efficient from Friday.
Thailand has additionally ready services for the 14-day quarantine of hundreds of Thai employees progressively getting back from the South Korean province of Gyeongsang and town of Daegu, at the moment epicentres of the virus outbreak, the federal government stated.
The nation has recorded a complete of 47 coronavirus instances since January, with one fatality. Thirty-one of the coronavirus sufferers have recovered and returned house, whereas 15 are nonetheless being handled in hospitals.