Thai students stuck in Wuhan


Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

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Ever since the Wuhan Coronavirus spread from China, 8 people in Thailand (1 Thai, 7 Chinese) have been confirmed to have the virus. The good news is that 5 patients have since been cured, while the other 3 are still under quarantine.  

While many Thai folks, especially in Bangkok, have been taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves, a group of Thai university students in Wuhan find themselves in the middle of it all.


Students in Wuhan wait in hope to be rescued


Pasnicha Krutdamrongchai, one of the Thai students at Wuhan University, posted a status on her Facebook talking about her and her fellow students’ situation after the city went on lockdown due to the outbreak. 

She mentioned that the decision was quick and unprecedented, thus she and her friends didn’t have time to stock their rations. All the stores that were still open were out of food. Miss Pasnicha also stated she didn’t know if she’d “die from the virus or starvation.”

Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

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In addition, Miss Pasnicha’s status was also a letter to the Thai government. After mentioning that most of her international friends had been able to return to their countries, she said, “we’re waiting for help.” 

The status ended with, “[We] are waiting with hope.”

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks revealed that officials have been in contact with all 54 Thai students and 10 workers in Wuhan, and they’re still safe. 

In a recent update, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the press that they were ready to evacuate Thai citizens in Wuhan, but they have to wait for China’s permission to proceed with the plan. 


Wuhan left eerily empty


Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

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Earlier this week, a university student at Huazhong University in Wuhan, Mr. Nattawoot Aiamnet posted a series of photos and videos on Facebook. His album shows how empty and abandoned the city looks after the lockdown was implemented. 

Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

Closed wet market
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Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

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Translation: I went out to buy food supplies and everything looked straight out of the movie. Many shops were closed. As for the ones that were open, there was an officer standing in the front and chasing away those who didn’t wear a mask. Everybody was just being paranoid. #IMustSurviveWuhan”

In the caption, Mr. Nattawoot said he was only able to buy food items like instant noodles, processed hot dogs, and milk. 

Thai Uni Student In Wuhan Shares Heartbreaking Post Amidst Virus Outbreak, Urges For Help To Bring Her Home

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Our heart goes out to these Thai citizens abroad and hope that they’ll be able to come home soon. Stay safe, everyone!


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