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Thailand to charter commercial flight to evacuate Thai people from Wuhan

 

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The Thai government has decided to charter an aircraft from a commercial airline, rather than a military transport plane, to evacuate Thai people trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Wednesday.

 

He explained that the change is intended to avoid potential difficulties pertaining to international aviation. He added, however, that it will be the Chinese authorities who determine whether the Thai people there are clear of coronavirus infection, in which case they will be allowed to leave China.

 

The Chinese government has recently allowed Japan to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the first country to be granted such access. 206 Japanese citizens were evacuated, four of whom had a fever and/or a cough.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thailand-to-charter-commercial-flight-to-evacuate-thai-people-from-wuhan/

 

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Where will tase people be held in isolation for the recommended period of 14 days as per western standards...??

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Yep, that must be much more economical, than to use people and aircraft they are already paying for. PutZ!

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2 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

Where will tase people be held in isolation for the recommended period of 14 days as per western standards...??

In the PM's private suite I hope.

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They dont currently have permission to evacuate anyone.... thats the real news

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The Chinese government has recently allowed Japan to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the first country to be granted such access.

 

The Thai PBS report seems to have forgotten that the U.S. on Wednesday also flew out almost 200 of its Wuhan consulate staff, family members and other Americans.

 

Equally so, that the American group went thru two health checks in China, another two health checks during a stopover in Alaska, and will have additional health checks and a 3-day further "evaluation period" -- they're not calling it a quarantine -- after arriving at a military airfield in California.

 

https://apnews.com/e3f13d6f778eae1dd6a062499ed889e7

 

What's Thailand going to do with their returnees upon arrival back in LOS? Digital thermometer checks?

 

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He said that, while screening of arriving and departing Chinese tourists, the Thai government must remain sensitive to maintaining the good relations between Thailand and China.

 

Guess we all have been reassured now just what the PM's priorities are... And I'm not sure that Thailand public health is anywhere near the top of that list.

 

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21 minutes ago, englishoak said:

They dont currently have permission to evacuate anyone.... thats the real news

 

Will be interesting to see when  / if the actual Thai evacuation flight occurs. No timeframe mentioned in the ThaiPBS piece.

 

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4 hours ago, legend49 said:

Do they have a military aircraft that is SERVICEABLE for that distance?

Who knows, but okay for "rain making" over Thailand!

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So; the all powerful Thai Military led by over a thousand Super Hero Generals don't have any Pilots or Aircraft capable of finding their way to Wuhan and back without breakdown or getting lost ?   Or maybe there are no Thai Pilots who fancy going into the desease Epicentre and nobody will order them to do it as they are all 'connected' to 'important' people and can't be given orders !

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

The Thai PBS report seems to have forgotten that the U.S. on Wednesday also flew out almost 200 of its Wuhan consulate staff, family members and other Americans.

 

Equally so, that the American group went thru two health checks in China, another two health checks during a stopover in Alaska, and will have additional health checks and a 3-day further "evaluation period" -- they're not calling it a quarantine -- after arriving at a military airfield in California.

 

https://apnews.com/e3f13d6f778eae1dd6a062499ed889e7

 

What's Thailand going to do with their returnees upon arrival back in LOS? Digital thermometer checks?

 

Don't forget the UK and France are doing the same thing

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