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Tests find French woman did not contract Covid-19 in Samut Prakan hotel

Oct 29. 2020
Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn
Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn
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By The Nation

Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn, director of the Disease Control Department’s Bureau of General Communicable Diseases, said on Thursday the French patient’s test did not match that of two other foreign guests at the same hotel who tested positive. He said tests showed the woman had contracted the infection 17 days earlier, which rules out the Samut Prakan hotel.

“Though we haven’t found the source of her infection, we still have to revise our guidelines for alternative state quarantine sites and cut down the risk of spreading the virus,” Dr Sopon said.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, meanwhile, said guidelines for hotels used as quarantine sites will have to be reviewed after traces of Covid-19 virus were found on the gym equipment of the Samut Prakan hotel where the French woman had been staying.

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