BANGKOK, April 27 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the director of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, on Sunday received 207 returnees from Australia and inspected screenings and immigration procedures at Suvarnabhumi airport.
The returnees comprised students, workers and tourists who landed at 4.20pm. On the same occasion the prime minister inspected the work of immigration officers and officials conducting health screenings on returnees. Earlier he ordered officials at airports to facilitate immigration procedures. Relevant officials promised to complete the procedures within an hour for each returnee.
Gen Prayut talked to some returnees and promised the government would give them best care.
Meanwhile, the Thai embassy in Tokyo was set to send 35 Thai returnees to Thailand on April 27. The embassy stated that the people would board the JL031 flight of Japan Airlines at Haneda airport and would arrive in Thailand at 3.40pm.
The people had earlier registered their intention to return to Thailand with the embassy and acknowledged that they would be quarantined for 14 days after their arrival in compliance with the government’s policy to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (END)