BANGKOK, June 17 (TNA) — More Thai people stranded in Egypt will return on June 24.
Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, said there would be a flight from Sudan and relatives of the people stranded in Egypt should arrange for their seats with the Thai embassy.
The spokesman said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wanted to help the Thai students who wanted to return from Egypt.
He quoted the Foreign Ministry as reporting that there were 4,137 Thai people in Egypt and 2,087 of them expressed their intention to return to Thailand.
Some Thai people returned from Egypt on May 8 and June 9 but 38 Thais missed those flights because they were quarantined for possible infection.
In response to the reports that salmon meat in China was contaminated with COVID-19, Dr Taweesin said the World Health Organization did not confirm the reports. However, people were advised to eat newly cooked food, use personal serving spoons, wash hands regularly and clean touch points, he said. (TNA)