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Thai student under observation in East Java after returning from virus-hit Thailand

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Thai student under observation in East Java after returning from virus-hit Thailand

The Batam Health Agency examined hundreds of workers from China for symptoms of the coronavirus on Wednesday. – JP/ANN JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Thai student enrolled at the Tulungagung State Islamic Institute (IAIN) has been put under observation after returning to East Java from her home country of Thailand, where more than 30 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed since January.

Health authorities said that the female student, identified as AS, did not show symptoms of the coronavirus and remained in good condition after arriving in Tulungagung on Feb 8.

"She is under our monitoring for 14 days starting from the day of her arrival from Thailand. This is the standard operating procedure [SOP], ” Tulungagung health agency official Satrio Wibowo told journalists on Thursday.

Satrio said four other Thai students who had travelled home to Thailand would soon return to continue their studies in Tulungagung. The health agency would coordinate with campus authorities to monitor them upon their return, he added.

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"We have just been informed that one of them is on their way to return to Indonesia," he said.

AS and the four students are among 106 Thai nationals studying at the institute.

Thailand has recorded at least 33 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19) since the virus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, spread globally, Reuters reported on Tuesday.Health authorities also conducted body temperature checks on dozens of foreign students at IAIN Tulungagung on Thursday as a precautionary measure.Blitar Immigration Office head Andika Pandu Kurniawan said the office had […]

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