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Myanmar baby tests positive after leaving Thailand

Myanmar baby tests positive after leaving Thailand

THAILAND: Health officials have been tracing the movements of a Myanmar mother and her child after the baby tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 after returning home from Thailand.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 16 September 2020, 04:48PM


Thai security officials patrol the bordering Moei River in Mae Sot district, Tak province, in a bid to block illegal migrants from Myanmar after the neighbouring country was hit by a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Photo: supplied by Assawin Pnitwong.

Thai security officials patrol the bordering Moei River in Mae Sot district, Tak province, in a bid to block illegal migrants from Myanmar after the neighbouring country was hit by a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Photo: supplied by Assawin Pnitwong.

Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said today (Sept 16) that the contact tracing was underway.

Myanmar also imposed a curfew in Myawaddy town opposite Thailand’s Tak province.

The two-year-old child reportedly left Mae Sot district of Tak with his mother on Sept 4. His infection was confirmed in Myanmar on Sunday.

Dr Suwannachai said the mother and child did not pass an official border crossing and might have used any of about 50 uncontrolled natural crossings there.

Health officials collected samples from 2,635 Thai and foreigners in Mae Sot on Sept 8 and 9 and no one tested positive for COVID-19, he said.

After the investigation is done, people in contact with them will be identified and tested, Dr Suwannachai said.

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agogohome | 16 September 2020 - 18:45:51

Highly inappropriate photo, guys!  :-(

LALALA | 16 September 2020 - 16:53:53

Department of Disease Control director general Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenhai - thats how it was statet in THE THAIGER - said it is impossible that the kid got the Virus in Thailand. Sure it is impossible, everything in LOS is impossible.... solly, no have...LOL

 

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