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Anutin tests COVID positive on European return

Anutin tests COVID positive on European return

BANGKOK POST: Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for COVID-19 on returning from meetings in France and Switzerland and was unable to attend the weekly cabinet meeting today (June 28).

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 03:32PM


Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul gets the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thailand, from Sinovac, at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi on Feb 28, 2021. Photo: Government House

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul gets the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thailand, from Sinovac, at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi on Feb 28, 2021. Photo: Government House

Anutin attended the 170th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on June 20-21, where he affirmed Thailand’s readiness to host the 2028 Specialised Expo in Phuket, reports the Bangkok Post.

After that he attended the 50th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 21-24.

Anutin and his entourage, which included high-level officials from the healh and foreign affairs ministries, returned to Thailand on Sunday.

Health permanent secretary Kiattiphum Wongrajit said that on his return Anutin had muscle pains and a sore throat. He took an antigen test, which showed positive for COVID-19. Doctors advised him to go into isolation for one week for treatment, Dr Kiatiphum said.

Anutin said he had requested leave from the cabinet meeting. He believed he caught the virus during the trip as he had met many people who were not wearing face masks. While making speeches and chairing meetings he also had to take off his mask.

Anutin was the first person in Thailand to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Local vaccination started on Feb 28, 2021, at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province. He received a dose of Sinovac. It is reported he had been vaccinated six times before being confirmed infected with the virus.

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Pooliekev | 29 June 2022 - 16:21:29

@Kurt. Are you going to tell the Health Minister that he has AIDS? No, I thought not. 

Kurt | 29 June 2022 - 00:35:54

SIX times vaccinated??? OMG. Anutin clearly suffers "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome". The 6 shots did hammer/killed his immune system. No more natural body resistance to fight off infections. Poor man. As he is very vulnerable, should have wear face mask in Europe. Also during speeching, same like the allone sitting Thai TV news readers. 

 

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