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First human-to-human case of Coronavirus confirmed in Thailand

Tanutam Thawan

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Thailand health officials have confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus. The confirmed case hasn’t travelled outside of Thailand.

Reuters report that the case is a Thai taxi driver, according to the deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Tanarak Pipat.

“The Thai person who got infected does not have the record of traveling to China and it is likely that he was infected from a sick traveler from China.”

Up to this announcement, all Thailand’s previous cases have been either Chinese tourists or Thai citizens who had visited China. The virus originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in Central China during the middle of December last year.

Read our update on the Chinese and world coronavirus toll HERE.

 

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