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6 new coronavirus cases in Phuket (Wednesday)

Jack Burton

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Phuket has confirmed 6 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases today (Wednesday), bringing the total on in the southern province to 75 since the outbreak began in January. Phuket has effectively sealed its borders and become a virtual fortress. It will close its airport on April 10 but some flights are still leaving taking foreigners back home.

All the new cases have a history of working in, or visiting, the Bangla Road red light district…

Case 70: A 28 year old Russian woman who has lived in the Patong district more than a month. She has a history of visiting the Bangla Road, and close contact with tourists. She fell sick on March 25, and 2 of her contacts are considered at high risk and are being sought by authorities.

Case 71: A 54 year old Thai man who works in a Bangla Road entertainment venue. He had close contact with a confirmed case, and became sick on March 25. 1 contact is considered at high risk

Case 72: A Thai woman aged 37, who works in Patong. She has a history of visiting Bangla Road, and got sick on March 22. 3 people are considered at high risk.

Case 73: A 25 year old Thai man, a bouncer in Bangla Road. He had close contact with confirmed case, and although he showed no symptoms, he went for a test and the results were positive. 5 contacts are at high risk.

Case 74: A 34 year old Thai woman, a waitress in entertainment venue in Bangla Road. She had close contact with foreigners, and fell sick on March 20. 7 contacts are considered at high risk.

Case 75: A Thai woman, aged 26, a waitress in Bangla Road. She had close contact with a confirmed case, and fell sick on March 22. 2 people are at high risk.

6 new coronavirus cases in Phuket (Wednesday) | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Newshawk Phuket

 

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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