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100+ test negative after Koh Samui Covid-19 case of the Thai/French woman

Caitlin Ashworth



So far, more than 100 people have tested negative for Covid-19 after a 57 year old French/Thai woman tested positive for the virus in Koh Samui. Her case is the first on the island in 7 months and health officials are investigating to determine if she came in contact with the virus on the island, when travelling from France or possibly while in quarantine at an ASQ hotel in Samut Prakan, just southeast of Bangkok.

The woman, born in Thailand, was repatriating back to Thailand with her family. She has dual citizenship.

Meanwhile, 30 people are considered to be at “high risk” of contracting the virus. The Koh Samui Hospital director Veerasak Lorthongkum says those people, including her husband and son, as well as people seated close to her onboard a flight, show no signs of infection.

Traces of the virus were found on gym equipment at the ASQ hotel in Samut Prakan where the woman stayed when she arrived back in Thailand. She spent the mandatory 2 weeks in isolation upon entering Thailand and tested negative for Covid-19 twice during her stay. A few days after she was released, she complained of a fever. A few days later, she checked in to hospital in Koh Samui where she tested positive for Covid-19.

SOURCE: Coconuts Bangkok


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    Bill Hedger

    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Such a deadly virus that you need to get tested to see if you have it..?!?!

    What a joke and too bad there are so many people living in fear now over just another flu bug.

    Mankind has never been able to solve the common cold. So what happens people if there is never a cure or vaccine for this coronavirus nonsense?

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    OMG 100 test negative! they didn’t die. amazing thing this deadly killer virus. wow. and her husband and son are alive and well and uninfected. truly amazing.
    hey a brainspark! maybe this killer virus is a fraud….

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    This blueyed, blond lady is 100% French born in France, she’s not partly Thai. Your sources are wrong.
    She has seen so many people while infected. So many people have been near that gym gear in this hotel. Nobody is – and this is fortunate – positive. Even her husband and son are negative. This virus is not very contagious.

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    very clever to test everybody while the incubation period didn’t finished, it’s just PR like everything else this government do…

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    So they have clearly tested all that worked at the hotel, nothing. They have tested all the other people in quarantine at the time, nothing. So either she became infected least 16-17 days earlier, and passed four tests. Something like what is claimed with the football playing in Buriram. A possibility so low as to be absurd to even consider. Or she caught it after being released? Which of those is more likely?

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Can we have some information about who pay for these test ?

    I mean if someone cross my way and is recognized as covid-19 positive. You find me as identified person who got in “close contact”, force me to do this test, who pay?

    Because that’s a very good business and nothing more. Force people to test and then force them to pay whatever the price you decide…

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    The Thaiger really needs to get its reporting straight if you are going to continue to report on “Covid cases”. Up until this year a “case” in medical terms referred to someone who actually had symptoms and was ill. Since the advent of “Covid-19” cases are now being reported as people who simply test positive. Please stop reporting positive test results as “cases” as this is very misleading, especially since the RT-PCR test that is being used to test for “Covid-19” is well known to be very unreliable with a false positive rate of up to 90% according to the New York Times, among other sources. Why do the Thaiger writers never question the tests? I think it is negligent to print so many stories of positive tests without ever informing readers of the of the large percentage of false positive results. Not to mention the fact that the inventor of the RT-PCR test is on video stating that the RT-PCR test cannot be used to diagnose a virus!!

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    I think there is a 99.998% of getting it and a survival rate!

    And yet, a couple of people (I suppose who are otherwise good folks, but easily mislead) have been fear mongering here galore.
    All it takes is a little homework to find the facts……

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    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Forgot to mention the airport a place to pick it up, i daw no one change gloves for 300 plus passangers paperwork and passport

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:04 am

    It’s got beyond pointless repeating easily verifiable facts – even I can’t be bothered any more.

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      Toby Andrews

      Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Yes you are better off not bothering John.
      The way you rant and rave I think you are in danger of having a heart attack.

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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8:39 am

    What a joke. How will Thailand ever open to tourists acting like this. Millions out of work. Open up and move on. Stop this covid day in and day out mass panic

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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Send her back to France , no need to contaninate the whole country .
    Thailand is 100% covid free , and to stay .
    Thank you PM Prayuth for keeping us safe !

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      Jilted John

      Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      I think you’ll find that the woman in question here is actually a Thai National married to a French man returning on a re patriot flight.

      Sorry about that…

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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Why Tanzania president banned mask and said fake pandamic n they don’t believe this sar virus exit.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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