6th Feb 2020
Suvarnabhumi Airport is asking land transportation providers to observe hygienic measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in Thailand.
The airport’s deputy director, Kittipong Kittikachorn, said that all public transport operators, limousine providers, car-rental companies, taxis, and public and private shuttle buses should step-up hygienic measures on their vehicles and service counters, to help limit the transmission of the virus.
He also asked airport officials to wear and distribute protective masks to public transport drivers, as well as place hand sanitizers and disinfecting alcohol at service counters, vehicle seats, door handles, and other areas. The plea came after a Thai taxi driver was infected with the virus.
In Thailand, a total of 25 people have confirmed cases of coronavirus, six of which were diagnosed last Tuesday.
Four of the 6 new cases were said to be Thais, while two were Chinese nationals. Two of the four Thais were said to be taxi drivers who picked up Chinese passengers from the airport while the two others were a couple who visited Japan.
Thailand, which is one of the most preferred tourist countries of Chinese nationals, is the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of China.