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British visitor is latest COVID-19 case

British visitor is latest COVID-19 case

BANGKOK: A British man, 43, is the latest and 48th local case of COVID-19 coronavirus disease infection, and a Thai worker returning from South Korea is also suspected of having caught the virus, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday (Mar 6).

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By Bangkok Post

Saturday 7 March 2020, 09:03AM


People queue to buy face masks from a Commerce Ministry vehicle at Klong Toey market in Klong Toey district of Bangkok on Friday, as the Public Health Ministry announced a new case of Covid-19 infection. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

People queue to buy face masks from a Commerce Ministry vehicle at Klong Toey market in Klong Toey district of Bangkok on Friday, as the Public Health Ministry announced a new case of Covid-19 infection. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai, permanent secretary for health, said the British business consultant left London on Feb 28 and changed planes in Hong Kong on Feb 29 before arriving in Thailand. He was in Hong Kong for about eight hours.

On Tuesday he sought treatment for a fever and chest phlegm at a private hospital. He was referred to the Central Chest Institute of Thailand in Nonthaburi province.

This raised the number of local COVID-19 cases to 48, of which 31 had fully recovered while 16 others remained at hospitals, one seriously ill, and one had died.

Dr Sukhum also said a Thai woman who was an informal worker in South Korea and returned to Thailand had tested positive for COVID-19 at one laboratory, and doctors were waiting for her test result from another laboratory for confirmation.

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The woman was detected with a fever at Suvarnabhumi airport on Thursday and was sent to the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi, he said.

Patients under investigation numbered 4,023, 59% of whom had fully recovered and mostly suffered from seasonal influenza. The other 1,631 remained at hospitals.

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Kurt | 08 March 2020 - 09:54:13

As advice is to stay away from crowds, and 1 metre away from people, is that now also practised in aircrafts? Middle seats at window rows, and at 4 seat center rows also 2 seat empty during flights?

Jor12 | 08 March 2020 - 04:22:19

So what really is the problem? They are visitors workers, residents. What has that go to do with you? It is none of your business

Kurt | 07 March 2020 - 12:36:04

Thailand may expect many Thai 'informal workers' ( illegals?) are in the returning virus risk group, as these workers did stay below the Korean radar ( not visiting doctors in Korea). Quite a problem to face with more than 160,000 ++ of them.

Kurt | 07 March 2020 - 12:14:36

That thai woman, returning from Korea was a 'informal worker'. What is a informal worker?  Is this a thai government way to say she was a illegal worker, or what? Name it what it is.

 

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