Panusaya tests positive for Covid-19 after being released from jail
Anti-establishment leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, who spent eight weeks in jail over lese majeste charges, announced on Wednesday that she has tested positive for Covid-19.
She is being treated at Thammasat University Hospital in Pathum Thani.
Panusaya said in a Facebook post that her friends and family knew about her state of health and posted her timeline from May 6, the day she was granted temporary release from the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.
Her timeline for the past week is as follows:
May 6: Central Women’s Correctional Institution, Criminal Court, Rama IX Hospital and home
May 7: Home
May 8: Home
May 9: Home
May 10: Home and a drive-through Covid-19 testing venue
May 11: Bangkok Remand Prison where her fellow protestors Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan were released from detention.
Apologising for unintentionally infecting people she may have come in contact with, Panusaya said she had been refused a Covid-19 test earlier because she had no symptoms of concern.
Two other protest leaders had also been infected with Covid-19 while in prison.