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First locally infected virus patient cured, discharged

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PHOTO: The first locally infected Coronavirus patient, (blue shirt), has been declared virus-free and discharged from hospital - Apinya Wipatayotin, Bangkok Post

Thailand’s first locally infected victim of the Novel Coronavirus has been given a clean bill of health and discharged from hospital. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today that the taxi driver, the first person to be infected in Thailand had been treated, cleared and discharged by Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute. All relatives and those who were in close contact with him were also virus-free.

The man is among nine Coronavirus patients who have now been cured and discharged. The number of patients remaining in local hospitals has dropped to 16.

In a related development, four Thai evacuees from Wuhan who had a fever and were suspected of infection have also been tested and found negative for the disease.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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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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