17 Nov '11, 4am

MFA re-issues travel advisory to Bangkok following authorities' warning of diseases (link fixed)

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it continues to advise Singaporeans to consider deferring non-essential travel to Bangkok and other areas affected by floods. It said this follows a warning by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority to Bangkok residents of the possibility of outbreaks of diarrhoea, leptospirosis, cold and flu as well as infection of wounds. MFA advises Singaporeans in Bangkok or those planning to visit Bangkok to avoid flood-affected areas, take the necessary precautions, heed the instructions of the local authorities and closely monitor local news. Those who have not done so, it says, should also eRegister. MFA said flood waters have begun to recede in some parts of Bangkok and Thai authorities have managed to stem the flooding in the north of Bangkok and are taking all necessary efforts to drain the water. But it added parts of B...

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