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Chiang Mai health officials: 39 contacts of local Covid-19 case test negative

Caitlin Ashworth



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Health officials investigating an apparent local Covid-19 transmission say so far there are no infections linked to the recent case. The 37 year old Indian man, who resides in Koh Phi Phi, tested positive on November 4 in Krabi after travelling Phuket, Chiang Mai and Sukothai.

The man then tested negative on November 6. Health officials suspect the positive result was due to traces of the virus from a possible previous infection. They say it’s possible the man may have contracted the virus some time ago. It’s unclear how the man came in contact with the virus.

The man travelled to Chiang Mai on October 30. Chiang Mai’s assistant public health officer Kittiphan Chalom says 39 people in province who came in close contact with the man have all tested negative.

“2 people in Chiang Mai were considered to be at high risk of infection, while 37 people are at low risk… They were all asked to provide samples on November 9 and their tests came back negative.”

Health officials in Chiang Mai are testing 3 people who may have came into close contact with the patient on a flight. Kittiphan says the patient was also in close contact with a person at an entertainment venue and they are trying to track that person down and bring them in for testing.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 1:37 am

    I’m on my 3rd run with covid. The first time I was out for 3 weeks. 2nd time 3 days. 3rd time 1-2 days. All the symptoms match that of covid. Its the flu, with mutations it can reinfect like a common cold which is a coronAvirus. But the immune system gets better.

    No testing =no cases
    Reality= covid is in Thailand alive and well…. but it’s not dangerous.

    Hospitals in USA are filling up because of the fear, and the general unhealthy population.

    Thais have much stronger immune systems due to some of the food and work conditions.

    Can we get on with our lives or is it time to implement a green agenda to cut fossil fuels and animals from our consumption.

    If the latter is true, we will never go back to normal.

    This is why they keep coming up with laughable travel schemes. There is no plan to go back to normal travel.

    The future won’t be based on skills you offer the world. Your food will be received in exchange for compliance with the narrative.

    Have a different opinion… go hungry.

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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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