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After the reopening, 6 foreign travellers have tested positive for Covid19, according to the DDC


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The Thai Department of Disease Control announced that 6 of the 4,510 travellers had tested positive for Covid19 until Tuesday.

The department’s director, Dr Sumanee Watcharasin, said 2,013 travellers entered Thailand on Tuesday at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan.

“Of them, 1,769 were exempt from quarantine, 79 were eligible to enter the country under the sandbox program, 64 have undergone seven days of quarantine and 101 have undergone ten days of quarantine,” she explained.

“The top five foreign travellers visiting Thailand come from Japan, Singapore, Germany, Qatar and China.”

Dr Sumanee said more than half of citizens in 17 tourist pilot areas have received their first vaccination, except for Nong Khai, where 47.3 per cent of citizens have received the first shot.

She added that Chiang Mai is the area of ​​most concern as many Covid19 clusters have emerged there, such as in markets, workplaces, families and immigrants.

“The province has implemented vaccination campaigns and proactive testing, as well as tightening measures regarding alcohol consumption,” she added.

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