Sixteen Thai evacuees from Ukraine test positive for COVID-19

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Sixteen of the 96 Thai evacuees from Ukraine, who arrived in Bangkok today, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now in isolation at the Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases Quarantine Center in Nonthaburi Province, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

Of the first group of 38 people who arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport this morning, three were found to be infected. Thirteen others among the second group of 58, who arrived this afternoon, have also tested positive for the virus.

All 96 were taken to the Institute of Infectious Diseases in Bamrasnaradura after arrival, to await the results of RT-PCR tests under the “Test and Go” program.

Those who tested positive were admitted for treatment at the institute, while those who tested negative are still to be quarantined at the institute, where they will undergo a rapid antigen test on the fifth day. Those who test negative can then return home on day seven, or they can choose to stay for three more days to have their condition monitored.

According to the ministry, the first three infected patients have not yet developed any symptoms.

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