Thailand announces 4 new coronavirus cases, all from Italy or Iran

PHOTO: Commuters wearing masks walk in Bangkok yeterday - AFP

“There is still no sign of true community spread in Thailand.”

Thailand has confirmed four new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing its total to 47 since January. All were recent arrivals from Italy or Iran. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, director-general of the Department of Disease Control made the announcement in a news conference today.

The new cases are:

  1. A 29 year old Italian man who arrived in Thailand on March 1 and was diagnosed with the virus at a hospital in Chon Buri province the following day.
  2. A 42 year old male Thai office worker who returned from Italy on March 2 and was diagnosed with the virus on March 3, also in a Chon Buri hospital.
  3. A 22 year old Chinese male student who was screened with symptoms while in transit at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, traveling from Iran to China.
  4. A 20 year old Thai male student who arrived from Iran on February 27 and was diagnosed with the virus in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat March 2.

Thailand has recorded one coronavirus-related fatality, a man who apparently recovered from the virus but had medical complications from dengue fever. 31 patients have recovered and returned home, and 15 are still being treated in hospitals.

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Suwannachai confirmed all of today’s cases and said their contacts are being traced.

SOURCES: Reuters | The Pattaya News

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