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Dead train passenger had Covid-19

Apr 01. 2020
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By The Nation

The body of a train passenger found dead in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Thap Sakae district on Tuesday (March 31) has tested positive for Covid-19 virus.

The unnamed 57-year-old man was found dead in front of a restroom after his train from Bangkok to Narathiwat in the far South stopped for a rest break, according to State Railway of Thailand inspector-general Thanaphol Dummanee.

The victim had diabetes and was returning from a trip abroad to Pakistan. He had boarded the Bang Sue-Sungai Kolok train on March 30 after a train guard measured his temperature at 36 Celsius.

Despite finding no evidence of fever, the guard asked the passenger to rest before travelling as he was suffering from a headache and vomiting. He declined.

Tests on the body at Songkhla hospital came back positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Eight personnel on the train were sent home for 14 days of self-quarantine while a list of about 10 passengers was sent to the Public Health Ministry.

The train has been disinfected and cleaned thoroughly.

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