A repatriation flight landed in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday morning, April 11th, carrying 34 Thai citizens who had been trapped abroad.
Three of the returnees displayed symptoms of coronavirus during the mandatory screening procedure at the airport and were transferred to hospitals in the capital.
The remaining returnees were brought to a designated state quarantine facility where they will be placed in isolation for 14 days.
Unlike the scenes that unfolded at the same airport last week where hundreds of returning Thai citizens refused to go into quarantine, the group arriving from Russia were all reported to be “cooperative” during the screening procedures.
A second repatriation flight arrived from Japan later in the afternoon with all passengers on board going through similar procedures before being taken to the quarantine facility.
Meanwhile, the Thai government hopes to bring back a group of exchange students this Thursday after the ban on incoming flights is lifted.
The students, currently stranded in the United States, are expected to arrive at U-Tapao Airport in Chonburi and will be placed in a quarantine facility in Pattaya.
Source: NNT | Photo: Defense Ministry