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U-Tapao Airport deploys thermoscanners to tackle coronavirus

 

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The director of U-Tapao Airport said on Tuesday (January 28) that the airport is following the government’s order to make the passenger screening process more stringent, especially for Chinese tourists entering Thailand during Chinese New Year, to prevent the spreading of the new coronavirus.

 

The virus originated from Wuhan city in China.

 

“We have deployed two handheld thermoscanners at inbound passenger checkpoints and added two more at outbound checkpoints as a precaution,” airport director Vice Admiral Kritphol Rianglekjamnong said.

 

“Since the new coronavirus could have an incubation period of up to 14 days, it is possible that infected foreign tourists will enter Thailand without showing any symptoms. We want to make sure that they are all free of the virus when they leave the airport.”

 

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Kritphol further added that the thermoscanners will be operated and monitored by airport staff with help from officials of the Ministry of Public Health who are stationed at the emergency medical centre at the airport. He said so far they have not found any passengers showing symptoms of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus.

 

“We are also coordinating with infectious disease-control agencies in countries from where the passengers came to U-Tapao airport and where they will go to in order to share and update information on the virus status,” he said.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381204

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-29

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Is it all set up so that every arriving passenger must pass the scanners, nobody is missed, or the usual set up which allows, when there is an arriving flight nad many people many folks just walk around the camera and nobody says anything, because it would be impolite to make them make a queue and everybody get scanned?

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Rearrange this popular anecdote "horse close after door the bolted the has"

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'Chinese tourists entering Thailand during Chinese New Year'

 

a) Why are there still Chinese allowed in

b) CNY was 4 days ago

 

.. why do I even bother. Maibpenrai, we're all DOOMED.

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This is all getting a load of bollicks Thailand has bigger problems with TB and Pneumonia and AIDS There is an easy answer STOP all fights, we know why you wont

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11 hours ago, ChipButty said:

This is all getting a load of bollicks Thailand has bigger problems with TB and Pneumonia and AIDS There is an easy answer STOP all fights, we know why you wont

I just saw BA has stopped all flights to and from mainland China, and anyone evacuated from Wuhan will be in quarantine for 2 weeks. I am concerned the efforts in Thailand are insufficient, purely to keep tourism going. 

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Never mind thermal scanners; they should invest in some road signs.  Drove past U-Tapao last night.  The badly lit roadworks and re-routing left me blundering around in the dark for ages adding an extra forty kms to my journey.  (I don't have GPS on my phone.)

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