German tourist in Phuket cleared of COVID-19 infection

Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew at a press conference today - PPHO

A German tourist who arrived from Singapore last Thursday with a fever and a runny nose and put into isolation late last, has now been discharged from hospital after testing negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew made the announcement today in response to state news agency MCOT’s report on Sunday night that a German man was suspected of being infected with the virus after landing at Phuket International Airport from Singapore.

The Phuket Airport’s health control division had identified that the man had a body temperature of 38.6ºC and a runny nose, and was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, MCOT reported.

“The German tourist is 21 years old. He tested negative for the virus. He does not have COVID-19. He was discharged from Vachira Phuket Hospital on Feb 29.”

Thanit steadfastly declined to reveal information about the 10 people who were last reported on Jan 31 as “under observation” at hospitals in Phuket on suspected of being infected with virus.

“I am sorry, I can’t share any information here.”

Chief Thanit last month went public to explain that his office has no authority to explain such details in accordance with a direct order from Bangkok.

Phuket has not confirmed a single case the coronavirus.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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