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Two suspected Covid cases detected aboard Thai Navy flagship


Two cases of suspected Covid-19 have been discovered aboard the Royal Thai Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, HTMS Chakri Naruebet. The suspected cases are among a 500-strong crew manning the carrier, which is docked at Sattahip naval base in Chonburi.

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The two crew members were tested for the virus after visiting the Pa Daeng brew house in Sattahip district. On Sunday, medics at Abhakornkiatiwong Hospital in Sattahip were reportedly ordered to check all 500 Navy personnel stationed on the Chakri Naruebet.

The Navy has not yet confirmed whether any of the crew are infected with Covid-19, Thai media reported on Monday.

However, the Navy said that if the two suspected cases are confirmed positive for Covid-19, all crew on board the ship would be quarantined.

Published : January 11, 2021

By : THE NATION