Sixteen Thai evacuees from Ukraine test positive for COVID-19

Photo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

Sixteen of the 96 Thai evacuees from Ukraine, who arrived in Bangkok today, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolated at the quarantine centre at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

Of the first group of 38, who arrived this morning at Suvarnabhumi international airport, three were found to be infected. Thirteen others among the second group of 58, who arrived this afternoon, have also tested positive for the virus.

All 96 were taken to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute after their arrival, to wait for RT-PCR test results under the “Test and Go” program.

Those who tested positive have been admitted for treatment at the institute, while those who tested negative are still required to be quarantined at the institute, where they will be subject to a rapid antigen test on the fifth day. Those who test negative can then return home on the seventh day, or they can elect to stay for three more days to have their condition monitored.

According to the ministry, the first three infected patients have developed no symptoms so far.


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