The Asian Institute of Technology is the first school to have a quarantine facility approved by the Public Health Ministry, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Cherdkiat Atthakor, a spokesman for the ministry, said yesterday the ministry had approved the use of a dormitory at the institute in Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani, as a quarantine facility for foreign students due to arrive in Thailand to pursue their studies.
The AIT expects the facility will be used by foreign students from about 40 countries for the new school term that started this month, he said.
The quarantine facility will be manned around the clock by medical personnel from Thammasat University Hospital, Mr Atthakor said.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported yesterday that no cases of COVID-19 were found in people arriving in the country, along with no locally transmitted infections, leaving total confirmed cases at 3,411.
Of these, 3,252 (95.34%) have recovered while 101 patients remained in hospitals.
The death toll has remained at 58 since 2nd June, making the current death rate among COVID-19 patients in Thailand 1.7%.
So far, the country has logged 2,444 locally transmitted infections and 474 cases detected in quarantine facilities.