Covid-19 found in 3 Thai monks at Las Vegas temple


The Royal Thai consulate-general in Los Angeles confirmed yesterday that 3 Thai Buddhist monks at a temple in Las Vegas have contracted Covid-19.

“The temple has 5 monks, who were tested for Covid-19 on July 13. The test results showed 3 have the virus. 2 monks were rushed to the hospital in critical condition and have been on respirators since, while the third displayed minor symptoms and has been treated in a quarantine facility.”

“The abbot and another monk have been found to have no Covid-19 symptoms, but they have been placed in quarantine as a precaution.”

The consul-general says it’s not clear where the monks might have contracted the virus from, as the abbot said that they had not travelled anywhere for months.

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“The consulate has distributed PPE suits and other necessary equipment to the temple for monks, temple staff and other related personnel to protect themselves.”

As for a Thai monk who passed away on July 11, it’s been revealed that he was from a different temple in Las Vegas and that he died of complications from an infection.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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