The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has emphasized that the Thai tourism industry will do everything possible to strictly implement preventive measures and heighten active surveillance for all tourists in Thailand to guard all against being exposed to the coronavirus, Yuthask Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand said in a release. this is often in line with the policy of the Thai tourism industry to supply and maintain quality services.
The release further said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations to other countries, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30.
With regards to the 2019-nCoV situation in Thailand, as of 31 January 2020, the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed five new cases leading to a complete of 19 confirmed cases. Seven people have already returned home and therefore the others remain admitted at hospitals for treatment.
According to the Department of Disease Control (DDC), the Ministry of Public Health, the identified confirmed cases reflect that Thailand has an efficient implementation of disease surveillance. The disease surveillance is flexible and prepared to be applied alongside the updated situation in order that more cases can be detected and to further control the transmission of disease promptly.
In addition, the DDC has advised that in keeping with the assessment from experts, the level that Thai people are at-risk for becoming infected with the 2019-nCoV remains low.
However, Thailand won’t let its guard down. Strict surveillance continues to be implemented, and the public is suggested to safeguard themselves from the disease by avoiding crowded places and get in touch with people that are coughing and sneezing.
People should bring a mask when going outside of their residences, and regularly wash hands with soap and water or alcohol gel. If anyone has any symptoms including coughing, sneezing, sore throat and a runny nose, please wear a mask and seek medical treatment at a hospital immediately or contact the DDC Hotline 1422.
“In the meantime, Thailand’s events and festivals between now and March 2020, will happen as scheduled. public transport, tourism establishments, attractions, and Shopping malls are open as usual.
TAT would really like to remind all to strictly adhere to everyday hygienic habits, which may help prevent the spread of several viruses, especially once you are out and about enjoying travel experiences in Thailand.
The TAT’s offices in Thailand and around the world are able to help and act as coordination centers for those people wanting any information updates on the 2019-nCov situation in Thailand,” the Governor said.
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