Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered security forces to hunt for 166 inbound air passengers who jumped quarantine. The order was sent to the Health Department and the Ministry of Transport.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) reported that the 166 passengers arrived several international flight. Sixteen arrived on flight 641 of Thai Airways International; 19 from Japan on flight 847 of All Nippon Airways; 76 from Japan on flight 31 of Japan Airlines; 44 from Singapore on flight 976 of Singapore Airlines; and 11 from Qatar on flight 832 of Qatar Airways.
Suvarnabhumi airport’s general manager Suthirawat Suwanawat said no commercial flights were landing. The airport was serving only inbound flights of cargo airplanes and flights carrying those with diplomatic immunity.
The PM has ordered national security officials as well as military, police and public health staff to track down all passengers who are still unaccounted for. The escapees face charges for violating the Emergency Decree on Public Administration BE 2548 and Communicable Disease Act BE 2558.