Tourism Authority of Thailand news first on FIR:
Bangkok, 14 February, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform local and international tourists that an online self-screening for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been launched for people suspected of being infected with the virus.
The online self-screening is developed and monitored by the Ministry of Public Health, Chiang Mai University and the National Research Council of Thailand. It is based on the Ministry of Public Health’s strict health surveillance systems on disease control.
The questionnaire is available in Thai, Chinese and English, and can be accessed online at http://sescimande.net/Self-Screening.
On completion of the questionnaire, the user is classified as either “no risk”, “medium risk” or “high risk”. A recommended course of action is provided for each category.
TAT would like to urge users to provide the most accurate and truthful medical statement to assist Thai health authorities to treat and prevent the spreading of the disease effectively. Do not provide fake or incorrect information, as it may cause widespread panic. Individuals spreading fake information can be found guilty under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act of 2017. Also, people should check the content of the news before sharing and not believe the information that appears in untrustworthy sources.
TAT would like to reiterate that:
- Thailand has effective health surveillance systems for disease control.
- The Thai public and private sectors across the nation have stepped up hygiene measures.
- Thailand’s tourism and travel activities go on as usual.
To protect themselves from the disease, the general public as well as local and international tourists are advised to comply with the Ministry of Public Health’s recommendation by eating cooked food, using a serving spoon, washing hands, wearing a mask when visiting crowded places, and not touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
- Department of Disease Control Call Centre 1422
- TAT Contact Centre 1672
- Tourist Police 1155
Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand
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