No Ebola-infected people have entered Thailand

Thursday, 21 August 2014 By  MCOT

BANGKOK, Aug 19 -- Airports of Thailand (AoT) have assured that no Ebola-infected travelers have reached the country through its airports. 

AoT President Makin Petplai said that Thailand's airports were gateways of travelers from other countries, and his agency was taking precautions as planned.

AOT workers have measured the temperatures of all passengers, especially those from Africa, which is the source of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Passengers whose body temperatures exceed 38 degrees Celsius must be monitored closely.

To effectively protect Thailand, AoT will train its staff how to respond to dangerous communicable diseases, disasters and acts of terrorism.

The training will occur quarterly so that airport staffs are knowledgeable and able to effectively watch out for people carrying risks.

The skills will add to the measure to require air passengers from 45 African countries to show their yellow fever prevention certificates.

Meanwhile, Thai Airways International introduced reporters to its measures to screen out the EVD at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The measures include aircraft cleaning and screening of passengers by ground staff.

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