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Ministry staffer succumbs to Covid-19, first death in Thailand since June 2

Sep 18. 2020
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By The Nation

A Ministry of Labour staffer, who had returned from Saudi Arabia and was found to be infected with Covid-19, died on Friday. It was the first fatality in Thailand in 97 days.

Adviser to the chief of Muslims in Thailand, Preda Chuepudee, confirmed that Mat Mamin, 54, who had served as an interpreter in Riyadh, and was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Rajavithi Hospital, died at noon.

Mat had returned to Thailand on September 2.

He is the 59th death from Covid-19 in Thailand. The last fatality from Covid-19 was reported on June 2.

Also read: Two foreigners among seven new Covid-19 cases in quarantine

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