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No confirmed cases in Phuket, 10 remain in hospital awaiting tests

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Ten patients in Phuket were still waiting for test results confirming if they had the coronavirus or not yesterday. Up to yesterday afternoon there have been no confirmed cases detected on the island in southern Thailand.

The director of Vachiraphuket Hospital in Phuket Town, Dr Chalermpong Sukhonthapol, confirmed that since January 5 health officials had identified 23 people with “suspicious symptoms” that were isolated for precautionary testing. 13 of them have already been cleared and released. The others remain in the Vachira, Thalang and Patong hospitals for the latest round of tests. All are residents from China visiting Phuket, according to the Bangkok Post.

Dr Chalermpong stressed that there had been no positive cases identified in Phuket province despite media rumours. Health officials checked three flights arriving from Guangzhou in southern China, including 52 passengers and 5 pilots and cabin staff, on Wednesday this week.

“There had been no reason to quarantine any of them.”

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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