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Seven new confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand include popular actor

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PHOTO: Actor Matthew “Deane” Chanthavanij - Coconuts

The Public Health Ministry confirmed 7 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus today, raising the number of infections in Thailand to 82 since the virus struck in January. Of those, 35 have recovered and been sent home, while 46 remain under medical care. One man died from complications arising from the illness.

Sukhum Karnchanapimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said that of the new cases, the 76th is linked to 11 Thai cluster infections previously reported.

The 77th case is a woman returning from Japan. Three more cases are her family members. The 81st case is a student, also returning from Japan, and the 82nd is a popular actor.

Actor Matthew “Deane” Chanthavanij revealed in a short video posted on Instagram yesterday that he is infected with the virus.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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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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