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Chuan tests negative for Covid-19

Chuan tests negative for Covid-19

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has tested negative for Covid-19, his adviser Sukit Attopakorn said on Wednesday.

He made the remark after Chuan was admitted to Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district on Tuesday after developing fever and body ache following a meeting with government officials.

Sukit said Chuan tested negative for Covid-19, adding that the Parliament president’s blood pressure and blood oxygen level are normal.

“A physician is diagnosing whether Chuan’s symptoms involves a bloodstream infection, which he had suffered from earlier,” Sukit said.

He added that Chuan had appointed two deputy Parliament presidents, namely Suchart Tancharoen and Supachai Phosu, to work on House sessions as his physician hadn’t allowed him to leave hospital yet.

“Chuan thanks the public and all parties for their concern and encouragement,” Sukit said.

Two deputy prime ministers – Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit – had reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from abroad.

Anutin attended the 170th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions in the French capital from June 19 to 21. He then travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 50th United Nations conference on HIV/Aids at the World Health Organisation’s headquarters from June 21 to 24.

Meanwhile, Jurin visited Iceland and the United Kingdom between June 18 and 22. In Iceland, he held discussions with the European Free Trade Association on free trade pacts, before participating in the Joint Economic and Trade Committee ministerial meeting at Central Hall Westminster, London.