The Thai Public Health Ministry continues to keep in place its preventive measures against a possible spread of the new avian influenza – H7N9.

Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong said May 6 that Thailand remains extra alert about the possible spread of the H7N9 avian flu while rigid inspection and monitoring programmes remain in place.

Pradit said that no quarantine policy has been introduced at airports or cross-border checkpoints as there is not any scientific proof that the new strain of virus can be transmitted from human to human.

However, medical measures at all hospitals are being planned by the ministry, which is trying to develop a medicine against the H7N9 strain.-VNA