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Quarantine alone ‘not enough’

Disease control officials guide arrivals at Suvarnabhumi airport to a quarantine process last month. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

A top Ministry of Public Health official on Monday urged the public to maintain all health and safety practices adopted at the height of the domestic Covid-19 infection period, warning that quarantine alone will not keep the country safe.

Dr Sophon Iamsirithavorn, director of the ministry’s Communicable Diseases Division, told media on Monday that infected people will still cross the border no matter how stringent isolation measures for arrivals are.

“The most recent Covid-19 cases in Thailand were among returnees who appear to have been asymptomatic for long periods of time, possibly even the duration of their quarantine,” said Dr Sophon.

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