Six residents in hospital after flying residence
Group returned from Tokyo yesterday
Six out of 32 Thais who not too long ago returned from Japan on a repatriation flight have been despatched to hospital after failing a well being screening take a look at at Suvarnabhumi airport on Wednesday.
The group was stranded on the Haneda Worldwide airport in Tokyo after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) prolonged the ban on all industrial flights into the nation till April 18.
The Thai embassy in Tokyo chartered a flight for them to return residence after some passengers pleaded on social media for assist.
However well being officers at Suvarnabhumi airport recorded excessive temperatures in six of the passengers and despatched them to hospital.
The remainder of the passengers have been taken to a resort in Bangkok for a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
The federal government on Tuesday stated it won’t permit greater than 200 folks to enter Thailand per day.
The Centre for Covid-19 State of affairs Administration stated greater than 100 Thais are stranded in airports in a number of international locations, with not less than 60 in South Korea, 60 within the Netherlands and one every in the UK and Qatar.
CAAT remains to be permitting particular repatriation flights to enter the nation through the ban.
Natcha Lapaaneknan, a passenger who was stranded in Tokyo, beforehand stated on Fb that she and her friends had booked a flight to Thailand from the US on April 2, however their airplane landed in Tokyo on April three with out prior discover.
They later realized that Thailand had cancelled all incoming flights.
Their flight was then rescheduled to depart on Tuesday however was cancelled once more after Thailand prolonged a restriction on incoming flights till April 18.
Ms Natcha stated they didn’t have a visa to enter Japan and have been pressured to sleep on seats at Haneda airport.
In the meantime, the Royal Thai Consulate-Normal in Jeddah on Wednesday suggested Thais who reside in Mecca and Medina to delay their plans to return residence as Saudi Arabia has indefinitely suspended worldwide flights.
When the Saudi authorities has determined to raise the suspension, Thais are nonetheless required to acquire a “fit-to-fly” well being certificates and an approval letter from a Thai embassy, it stated.
Upon their arrival, they have to even be quarantined for 14 days, the consulate-general stated.
Waehumsee Samae, a Thai citizen caught in Montenegro for 23 days, on Wednesday posted a plea on Fb asking to be introduced residence.
Mr Waehumsee stated he has been requested to depart his resort in Montenegro a number of occasions and can’t fly again to Thailand as a result of industrial flight ban.
He stated the Thai embassy in Budapest has been contacted however he’s nonetheless ready for assist.
International Affairs Ministry spokesman Cherdkiat Atthakor on Wednesday stated his ministry is working to convey stranded Thais overseas residence.
Mr Cherdkiat stated stranded residents ought to contact Thai embassies or consular places of work in respective areas for assist.