Thailand airports step up Covid checks on Hong Kong, Singapore arrivals

Airports in Thailand are conducting random Covid-19 tests on passengers with respiratory symptoms from Hong Kong and Singapore, in light of both countries’ Omicron’s new XBB subvariant cases.

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) stated that 29 people who arrived in Hong Kong on October 14 were tested positive for the XBB strain, of which 24 were detected on arrival and five others tested positive on their second day in Hong Kong, reported Bangkok Post.

Inbound passengers from Singapore and Hong Kong will be subject to random Covid tests at Thailand airports

DDC also said there was no local transmission yet of this subvariant in Thailand.

Thailand has stepped up surveillance at Suvarnabhumi airport and all other airports to conduct random testing on all arrivals from Singapore, Hong Kong and countries with XBB outbreaks and show respiratory symptoms.

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