Estonian diplomat paying to stay at a Sukhumvit hotel

AFTER THE hours-long altercation with a Sukhumvit condominium management yesterday (July 16) the Estonian Embassy’s person, now identified as a diplomat, checked into Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 Hotel at 11 p.m. last night for a 14-day quarantine, reported this afternoon.

The diplomat was barred by Millennium Residence condominium management from going to stay at a rented unit within this building with the managers saying they feared a repeat of last week’s incident whereby a Sudanese diplomat’s Covid-19 infected young daughter stayed at a Sukhumvit soi 26 condominium before being hospitalized.

The managers pointed out that they had to protect the other residents living in the 604-unit condominium building.

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the diplomat is covering all the expenses incurred from staying at this hotel.

The Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 Hotel has been assessed and passed as an alternative state quarantine establishment by both the Public Health and Defence ministries. However those staying here have to totally pay all the bills themselves.

The small CCSA panel has concluded that in future, everyone entering Thailand, including diplomats, have to be placed in 14-day state quarantine in all instances.


Top:Dr Taweesilp talking to the Press today.  Thai headline says, “Seriously ending VIP (status).” Photo:

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