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Suvarnabhumi immigration official contracts Covid-19

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An immigration staff at Suvarnabhumi Airport has tested positive for the new coronavirus or Covid-19, deputy Bangkok permanent secretary Dr Pichaya Nakwatchara said on Wednesday (March 11).

“The Immigration Bureau is investigating whether he contracted the virus from working at the airport immigration checkpoint or through contact with other persons outside of work,” he said. “Preliminary report revealed that the staff had fever and went for a physical exam at Lat Krabang Hospital, where he tested positive for Covid-19.”

According to Pichaya, the staff who works at the outgoing passenger screening checkpoint is now in quarantine at the hospital.

“The hospital informed me that they have full equipment to maintain safe quarantine for Covid-19 patients, and they have instructed all staff treating the patient to wear protective suit to prevent the spreading.”

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