Three suspected Covid-19 passengers found at Thai airports


Airports of Thailand (AOT) found three out of 105,677 passengers screened while passing through six Thai airports were suspected of having symptoms similar to those of Covid-19 pneumonia.

On Sunday (March 1), AOT reported the results of passenger screening for Covid-19 at six Thai airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport and Hat Yai International Airport.

A 39-year-old Indian national was screened at Don Mueang International Airport. He was flying in from Narita Airport in Japan on an AirAsia X flight and had 37.7 degrees Celsius temperature but showed no signs of coughing or runny nose. He was ruled as a possible patient by the airport medical team and admitted to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute.

In Phuket, a German national who had traveled from Singapore on a SilkAir flight, showed symptoms of coughing, runny nose and had 38.6 degrees Celsius temperature. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital as a suspected Covid-19 case.

At Suvarnabhumi Airport, a departing passenger, a Japanese national aged 27, showed symptoms of coughing and runny nose with 37.1 degrees Celsius temperature. She was ruled as a possible patient taken to Bangplee Hospital.

Source: The Nation

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