Help Thais come homeAs the tough war against the coronavirus gets under way, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government is facing growing calls to review flight check-in directives that make it difficult for Thais abroad wishing to come home. This requirement has caused a major stir as Thais abroad, both students and travellers, have found it impractical and nigh impossible to secure the necessary medical paperwork to gain a certificate from embassies. It has been suggested that these stringent measures were implemented to actively deter Thais from returning and placing a further burden on health authorities that are already working hard to contain the virus. More importantly, the authorities should review the directive on the grounds that the risk can be managed through stringent measures like self-quarantine. Take a look at the group of Thai students under the American Field Service cultural exchange programme who came back from Italy on March 15.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 20:15 UTC