Coronavirus (Covid-19)

2 returnees in quarantine catch Covid-19 a second time

PHOTO: Thai PBS

Health officials say 2 people in state quarantine tested positive for Covid-19, apparently catching the virus for a second time. A 42 year old Thai man recently tested positive for Covid-19 while in Chon Buri state quarantine after returning from Singapore. He first caught the virus a few months ago while in Singapore. He didn’t need hospital treatment and quarantined until he was declared clear of the virus on June 11.

In another apparent reinfection, a 58 year old Thai man tested positive for Covid-19 after returning home from Kuwait. Health officials say the man first came in contact with the virus in Kuwait. He was hospitalised and recovered before coming back to Thailand.

Thailand currently has 3,519 confirmed coronavirus cases with 59 reported deaths and 3,360 recoveries. The majority of recent cases have been detected in the mandatory 14 day quarantine for those entering the country.

Health officials are still investigating apparent local transmissions. Earlier this month, a Bangkok DJ tested positive for Covid-19, breaking Thailand’s 100 day streak without a reported local transmission. Health officials say he tested positive for the G-strain of the virus which is more infectious, but less severe. They say the G-strain is typically detected in state quarantine from people returning to Thailand rather than in local cases.

In another apparent local transmission, a Uzbek football player for the Biriram United team recently tested positive for Covid-19. He tested negative for the virus multiple times in quarantine after arriving to Thailand from Uzbekistan. He was released from quarantine and later tested positive for the virus. Some health officials speculate the virus has a longer incubation period than 14 days.

2 returnees in quarantine catch Covid-19 a second time | News by Thaiger
Total cases in Thailand, according to worldometer.
2 returnees in quarantine catch Covid-19 a second time | News by Thaiger
Daily cases in Thailand, according to worldometer.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

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4 Comments

  1. chinese covid tests are known to be like 70 % accurate, so they might as well just didn’t get it again, but because of those shitty tests , those people will spend another two weeks in quarantine, that’s so ridiculous at this point, dengue fever or hiv are killing far more people than covid, but still people still alowed to get bite by mosquito and to have sex !!

  2. Wow. Only in Thailand. Do they not know you can test positive and stay positive for months. The antibodies you produce can give a positive result months after infection.
    There are 3 UK lads in Italy that have been in quarantine for 2 months now because they keep testing positive.

  3. PCR tests are absolutely not reliable. They detect between 50 and 90 % of false positive. And they are dangerous for brain.
    And asymptomatic doesn’t mean sick and doesn’t mean contagious.
    They must stop with all this stupid stuff !

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Caitlin Ashworth

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.

4 Comments

  1. chinese covid tests are known to be like 70 % accurate, so they might as well just didn’t get it again, but because of those shitty tests , those people will spend another two weeks in quarantine, that’s so ridiculous at this point, dengue fever or hiv are killing far more people than covid, but still people still alowed to get bite by mosquito and to have sex !!

  2. Wow. Only in Thailand. Do they not know you can test positive and stay positive for months. The antibodies you produce can give a positive result months after infection.
    There are 3 UK lads in Italy that have been in quarantine for 2 months now because they keep testing positive.

  3. PCR tests are absolutely not reliable. They detect between 50 and 90 % of false positive. And they are dangerous for brain.
    And asymptomatic doesn’t mean sick and doesn’t mean contagious.
    They must stop with all this stupid stuff !

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