29 February 2020 – COVID-19 classified as Dangerous Communicable Disease

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Public Health

Overview: COVID-19 was added as “Dangerous communicable disease” under The Royal Thai Government Gazette. The Ministry of Health requests people returning from affected areas to self-quarantine for 14 days. Symptomatic individuals must report to a medical doctor immediately and provide travel history to healthcare providers.
Full details here: https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/file/news/news_no35_290263_1.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government