Thai parliament clean-up after MP returning from Japan falls sick


BANGKOK – Officials and workers have cleaned table surfaces, chairs, microphones and seats in the Chantra Meeting Chamber at the new parliament building after an MP, returning from Japan has a fever.

The Chantra room is the venue of the ongoing no-confidence debate.

Staircase railings, elevator buttons resting rooms of the prime minister and cabinet meeting and media zones have been disinfected to prevent the spread of a disease.

Parliament president Chuan Leekpai informed MPs last night that an MP developed a fever after returning from a trip to Japan.

He asked MPs, who have flu-like symptoms to test for the Covid-19 at the Bamrasnaradura infectious diseases institute.

Meanwhile, the repeat lab test result on Thursday showed the MP is free from the Covid-19 virus.

The no-confidence debate continues on the fourth day on Thursday. Today’s motion is debating against Deputy Agriculture Minister, Capt Thammanat Prompao. He is one of six cabinet ministers, including the prime minster grilled by the opposition.