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Thai newspaper reprimanded over headline

Bangkok: A Central government agency tasked with managing Thailand’s Covid-19 response has reprimanded a newspaper for its “poor choice” of headline.

“Let me state clearly and unequivocally that this headline does not in any way reflect the government’s policy and or approach nor does it characterise any of the procedures the government has put in place thus far,” said a spokeswoman from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration in a press conference on Friday, the BBC reported.

“In fact it was a very poor choice of words and we hope the editors will take good note of the negative feedback it has already elicited,” she said.

The spokeswoman did not mention the paper by name, however images on social media showed the Bangkok Post had run the headline on its front page on the morning of December 2.

The article also appeared on the paper’s website, though an online search showed the headline had been changed to “searched for” instead of “hunted”.

The Bangkok Post had run the headline “Government hunts for African visitors” on its front page and website.

Thai officials have been attempting to trace 783 travellers who have arrived from various African countries since November 15.

Omicron cases have been identified in Asia despite strict travel curbs.

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