Evacuation plans for Thai citizens in Wuhan underway


China Gives Go-Ahead For Thai Citizens To Fly Back From Wuhan, Evacuation To Take Place 4 Feb

Image adapted from: Voathai

After a Wuhan-based Thai university student’s heartbreaking post described her wishes to come back home, she and her fellow Thais in the city are likely to return home within this week.

China Gives Go-Ahead For Thai Citizens To Fly Back From Wuhan, Evacuation To Take Place 4 Feb

Vice Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul (centre)
Image credit: BBC

Last week, Vice Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul revealed that after consideration, China had given Thai authorities the green light to carry on with the evacuation of 160 Thais in Wuhan this Tuesday, 4th February 2020.

The director of the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, along with Thai doctors specialised in mental and epidemic medicine, will take the lead for this mission, said Mr. Anutin. 

All 160 Thais in Wuhan will be examined thoroughly before taking the flight back. Upon their arrival, they’ll be quarantined and monitored for 14 days to make sure they’re healthy.


8 patients in Thailand are cured 


The situation for the Novel Coronavirus patients in Thailand is taking a positive turn thanks to Thai medical team and doctors. 

Out of 19 patients identified in the country, 8 people are now fully cured while the rest are recovering, Bangkok Post reports.

China Gives Go-Ahead For Thai Citizens To Fly Back From Wuhan, Evacuation To Take Place 4 Feb

Doctors and specialists team who worked on the drug combination
Image credit: Ministry of Public Health

Another good news is Thai doctors discovered effective drugs that improved conditions of a 71-year-old Chinese woman in 48 hours. The combination included oseltamivir, an anti-flu drug used to treat the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), as well as lopinavir and ritonavir, which are HIV/AID medications.   

They’re planning on using the drugs to treat more patients with serious symptoms in the future.

Thanks to all the hard-working people involved in this journey, and we hope that all the patients will recover very soon. 


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