Bangkok, 04 February, 2020 – The Tourism
Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide further updates on health
efforts by the Thai public and private sectors to prevent the spread of the novel
coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Nationwide “Big Cleaning Week”

Today, the Ministry of Public Health has launched the “Big Cleaning
Week” to build health literacy among the general public by adjusting personal
hygiene behaviour for the cleaning of houses, workplaces, and public places to
prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, the Ministry’s Department of Health has stressed the importance of strict hygiene
measures at government places, restaurants, food stalls, hotels, and petrol
stations. The measures also cover public transport, including city buses and
commuter vans, rapid transit (sky train and subway) and ferries, as well as intercity
buses, coaches and trains.

The Ministry also dispatched health
and medical personnel to observe visitors’ health screening and prevention efforts
at attractions popular with tourists including Asiatique The Riverfront and
Siam Niramit.

  • Thailand holds “Big Cleaning Week” project for coronavirus prevention
  • Thailand holds “Big Cleaning Week” project for coronavirus prevention
  • Thailand holds “Big Cleaning Week” project for coronavirus prevention
  • Thailand holds “Big Cleaning Week” project for coronavirus prevention

Asiatique The Riverfront – has a visitors’ health screening
system in place with staff instructed to wear a mask. Alcohol-based hand
sanitisers are also provided for visitors throughout the premises.

Siam Niramit – provides face masks to visitors.
Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are available throughout the premises. Stepped up
hygiene measures, including extra cleaning and disinfection, as well as staff
are to adhere to everyday hygiene habits.

Prevention efforts by TAT’s local
offices

All TAT’s local offices are constantly
monitoring the 2019-nCoV situation in the country and are working closely with
their respective local public and private sector partners to prevent the spread
of the virus. Actions include workshops on the understanding of the virus and disease
control, and preventive efforts including visitors’ health screening and extra
hygiene at tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants and public transport.

Once again, TAT would like to remind
all to follow everyday hygiene habits as recommended by the Department of
Disease Control. Frequently wash hands with soap and
water or alcohol gel. Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth unnecessarily and
strictly follow the “avoid eating uncooked food, use serving spoons, wash
your hands” instructions.

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