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Immigration Police join efforts at airports to prevent spread of Wuhan virus

By THE NATION

 

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Immigration Police are working with the Department of Disease Control and Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) in monitoring major airports to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

 

Pol Colonel Cherngron Rimphadee, deputy spokesman of Immigration Police, said: “We have assigned separate bays for planes arriving from Wuhan and Guangzhou to screen infected travellers at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai international airports,” he said.

 

“Furthermore, to ensure the safety of immigration staff who have to be in contact with over 60,000 passengers daily, we have come up with measures to prevent the spreading of germs and viruses.”

 

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The measures announced by Immigration Police are as follows:

 

➤ Enforce an hourly cleanup of passenger screening areas, including the passport checking booths, form filling counters, as well as equipments that have direct contact with passengers, with disinfectant and alcohol spray.

 

➤ All immigration police and airport staff must wear masks and gloves while working or communicating with passengers.

 

➤ Disinfectant dispensers will be provided at passport checking booths and passengers will be encouraged to clean their hands before entering the booths.

 

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➤ Passengers’ behaviour will be closely monitored and those who display flu symptoms, such as frequent sneezing and coughing, will be separated from the public. The Department of Disease Control staff will be asked to check their condition.

 

➤ Managers and commanders must monitor their subordinates’ condition and alert medical staff immediately if they display abnormality.

 

Furthermore, the AOT has installed thermo-scanners at screening points of passengers from cities on the watch list as per International Civil Aviation Organization standards, the deputy spokesman added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381113

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-27
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Most of the above sound like reasonable steps.... if they really do what they're promising to do, which is always a question here.

 

But when they talk about separate "bays" for planes arriving from heavily impacted areas in China, I wonder what that means exactly...

 

Are they going to segregate the at-risk Chinese arrivals into a totally separate area for Immigration processing, or are they just talking about them lining up at their own queues in the same big Immigration hall areas along with everyone else?

 

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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

Pol Colonel Cherngron Rimphadee, deputy spokesman of Immigration Police, said: “We have assigned separate bays for planes arriving from Wuhan and Guangzhou to screen infected travellers at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai international airports,” he said.

I don't get it

should be an out dated news or?

My understanding was Wuhan airports was already closed and no plane 

could take off from this area,particularly for tourist purpose?

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13 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Most of the above sound like reasonable steps...

It's better than nothing

but unfortunately pretty useless

the virus can be undetected on someone during few days

and still the person is contagious. The only way is to ban all the

arrivals from China. but they are afraid of the financial losses

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a lot of virus can change hands (throats) in that 'hour' timeframe! 

 

 

dump the IO cameras, and install the scanners in their place! 

 

 

in pix: most IOs and BIB using cheap 20 baht paper masks!

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2 minutes ago, tifino said:

in pix: most IOs and BIB using cheap 20 baht paper masks!

they should be wearing eye protection / swimming goggles too

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2 minutes ago, aircooledflat4 said:
7 minutes ago, tifino said:

in pix: most IOs and BIB using cheap 20 baht paper masks!

they should be wearing eye protection / swimming goggles too

 

even the money changers have  better protection

- behind glass windows

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