Immigration authorities met the Sierra Leone man they have been hunting just as he was about to board a flight at Suvarnabhumi Airport. As of press time, Samuel Sesay, 31, was with officials at the airport's disease-control checkpoint pending departure.
Checks showed that Sesay, who arrived in Thailand on November 13 from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone, had no fever and was healthy. He was fined Bt2,000 (S$80) for failing to report to health officials as required.
In related news, the Public Health Ministry and 13 related agencies and organisations held an Ebola-related drill at Chon Buri's U-Tapao Naval Base yesterday. The drill ran under a scenario that an aircraft with 150 passengers was found to have three people suspected to have Ebola and covered an emergency landing, personnel preparation, screening of patients and quarantine facilities.