Sunday saw a mass frenzy of people trying to leave the city to return home. Now many provinces are on high alert and screening people has now become a full-time job.
Chiang Mai’s Doi Tao Tambon Administration chief Anurak Kongno has said that families have been informed that they must notify officials once their family members have returned from Bangkok, and people returning will have to undergo self-quarantine and stay home for 14 days.
This same rule will apply to all Thais that have returned from high-risk countries.
Chiang Mai Airport director Nattawut Ta-inta said local and foreign people arriving at the airport will be screened and required to fill in information on a form in the measures to prevent the Covid-19 from spreading further
The response centre in Nakon Rachasim’s Pimai district has also issued a statement that has informed families that those coming back from Bangkok have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Provinces such as Khon Khaen and Krabi have also been screening passengers and tourist from Bangkok after getting off the buses.
There has been around 200 buses that have left Bangkok and arrive each day in Khon Khaen.
Besides the screening at the airport and seaports, on Sunday, Phuket also launched another screening checkpoint at Tha Chatchai, Thalang District which is a land point to the island