The Thai Government has stepped up its repatriation efforts as it hopes to add 9,000 state quarantine rooms and increase the limit on the number of Thai citizens allowed to enter the country from 400 per day to 500.
The spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Kongcheep Tantravanich, reported that an agreement had been made between the Defense Ministry and the Public Health Ministry to step up repatriation efforts as thousands of Thais register to come home.
Upon arrival, all citizens must enter a state quarantine facility for 14 days where they will remain under surveillance and are tested twice for coronavirus.
The first covid-19 test is conducted on the fifth day of their stay, while the second test happens on the twelfth day just before they are due to leave quarantine.
If anyone returns a positive test, they are taken to a state hospital for treatment.
As of June 1st, 30,019 Thai citizens have come back to Thailand as part of the repatriation efforts.
Source: Bangkok Post