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Burmese refugee tests positive for Covid in Tak province




A Burmese refugee in the Phop Phra district camp, of Thailand’s northern Tak province, has tested positive for Covid, joining 10 more infections that have been reported today. 48 year old refugee Soga Ne, had reportedly sneaked back into Myanmar through a natural border crossing and then returned to the camp in Thailand using the same route.

Ne had been displaying symptoms when the results came back positive for the virus, prompting officials to put the camp on lockdown and admit Ne to the Mae Sot hospital. Officials say there are 10 people who were in close contact with Ne who have been isolated and are being monitored.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says this case is the only one that is local with the other 10 being international arrivals. The new cases bring the total to 3,913, with the death toll remaining at 60.

A 17 year old female Thai student was also admitted to the same hospital after returning from Myanmar and testing positive. 6 more Thai nationals have tested positive, including 2 56 year old and 51 year old Thai women who had both returned from France. Another 2 had returned from Hungary with one being a 47 year old bakery employee and another being a 45 year old Thai masseuse.

The other cases were that of foreigners returning and entering alternative state quarantine hotels. One was a 20 year old woman arriving from the UK, another was a 46 year old American businessman who arrived from the US, and 2 Norwegians, aged 77 and 78 years old, who arrived from Norway.

Globally, the total number of Covid-19 cases today totals 58.49 million as it rose by 581,603 over the past 24 hours. The worldwide death toll has also risen to 1.39 million, up 8,922 from yesterday. The US has most cases at 12.45 million, followed by India with 9.09 million cases, and Brazil with 6,05 million cases.

In the past 24 hours, Thailand reported 10 new cases, with no local infections.

SOURCE:Bangkok Post


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    Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Sounds scary. But the science says it’s not dangerous unless you let your body and health go, or are very very old.

    If you are healthy, you have absolutely nothing to be afraid of, except reading fearporn articles on the thaiger

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      John Brown

      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Not true. And criminally dangerous to claim.

      There is nothing safe about the SARS2 virus to a human regardless of your level of health or age, as MANY rigorous studies have proven conclusively.

      Jack, sorry, but please do better research before writing, your careless remarks could get someone else killed or impaired for life.

      Start with this one:

      “Interpretation: In a young, low-risk population with ongoing symptoms, almost 70% of individuals have impairment in one or more organs four months after initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection. There are implications not only for burden of long COVID but also public health approaches which have assumed low risk in young people with no comorbidities.”

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