US Army Chief of Staff General James McConville arrived in Thailand on Thursday for a two-day visit and he and his delegation were tested for coronavirus infection.

According to the Bangkok Post, on July 9, 2020, the delegation arrived at the US Wing Thai Air Force Base Wing 6 at Don Mueang airport at 10:15 am. This is the first official visit of a foreign delegation since the government began lifting restrictions on the disease.

Gen. McConville and his staff were in Singapore on Wednesday, where they tested negative for the coronavirus.




Upon arrival in Thailand, they are subject to strict disease control measures. They wear masks on their vehicles, separating drivers from guests, gels, alcohol and wipes and sanitizers.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesman for the Covid-19 Situation Management Center, said the delegation was the first group of guests to arrive under Stage 5 relaxation. They will not have to be quarantined because health officials have confidence in managing any illness they may have. Update: October