BANGKOK, July 30 (NNN-TNA) – Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Wednesday said, he had ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to quickly organise flights to pick up Thais stranded overseas, after a student died of COVID-19 in Egypt.
“Repatriation flights would be provided on an ongoing basis and would bring back tens of thousands of Thai people, now waiting to return home from overseas,” said Prayut.
A Thai student passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in Cairo, due to a lung inflammation caused by the virus, the ministry announced.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Thailand said, 325 Thais, who returned on a repatriation flight earlier from Egypt, were tested for COVID-19.
Also, three Thai monks at a Buddhist temple in Las Vegas had been infected with the virus and two of them were taken to hospital and required the use of a respirator, according to the CCSA.
Meanwhile in Uzbekistan, 27 Thai workers have been found to be infected with COVID-19, raising concern amongst other Thais there, that they may be contracted with the virus.– NNN-TNA
Source: NAM News Network