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Thailand imposes reporting requirement on Macau arrivals but not quarantine

Thai authorities on Friday said arrivals from Macau and five other jurisdictions would have to issue daily reports on their health.

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Thai authorities on Friday said arrivals from Hong Kong, Macau and four other jurisdictions would have to issue daily reports on their health when in the country, but stopped short of imposing the mandatory quarantine that was widely feared.

According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), Dr Thanarak Palipat, deputy director general of Thailand’s Disease Control Department, said those arrivals would be required from the “next one or two days” to keep local officials informed of their condition every day over two weeks in a restriction introduced to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The measure will apply to jurisdictions previously classified as “dangerous communicable diseases areas” by the Thai government, identified as mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

Thailand had announced in a government gazette that starting on Friday, arrivals from Hong Kong and other parts of the world, including passengers in transit, would have to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to media reports.

(SCMP/MacauNews)

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