29 January 2020 – Thai health officials to start screening tourist sector workers

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Environmental measures; Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Not specified

Overview: Thai health officials will start screening tourist sector workers for coronavirus as part of measures to control the spread of the new disease. National carrier Thai Airways Pcl announces it is stepping up protective measures, including disinfecting the passenger cabins and cockpits of flights returning from Chinese cities, and other high-risk destinations.
Full details here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tourism-thailand/thailand-to-screen-tour-guides-for-coronavirus-idINKBN1ZS0Z8

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Action taken likely as a result of increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Thailand, linked to overseas travel from China.