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19 returnees, mostly Thai, test positive in state quarantine

Nov 27. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 19 new cases in state quarantine facilities over a 24-hour period on Friday.

Most of the new cases are Thais returning from Europe and Middle East.

Of the new cases, three were returnees from the US, namely two Thai men aged 30 and 75, and a 61-year-old American national, who checked into a state quarantine hotel in Bangkok on November 14.

They tested positive between November 24 and 25. The 75-year-old man was found to be a repeat case, as he had been infected once before on October 28.

The fourth case was a 27-year-old Thai businesswoman, who had flown back from the United Kingdom and checked into a quarantine hotel in Bangkok on November 16. She tested positive on November 24 and had fever, sore throat and headache.

A 30-year-old chef who returned from Luxembourg on November 19 and checked into a quarantine hotel in Bangkok tested positive on November 24.

A 40-year-old mother and her three children – sons aged five and 10 and daughter aged 12 – arrived from Saudi Arabia on November 20 and checked into a state quarantine facility in Chonburi, where they tested positive on November 24.

Two Indian nationals, a 32-year-old salaryman and a 44-year-old engineer, arrived on November 11 and checked into a quarantine hotel in Bangkok, where they tested positive on November 23.

A 31-year-old Thai masseuse returned from Sweden on November 12 and checked into a state quarantine hotel, where she tested positive on November 24 and was found to be suffering from a fever, sore throat and headache.

Two Thai women, aged 26 and 52, flew back from Germany on November 14 and checked into a state quarantine facility in Chonburi, where they tested positive on November 25.

A 42-year-old Italian programmer, who landed in Thailand on November 16 after taking a connecting flight from the United Arab Emirates, tested positive on November 21 at an alternative quarantine hotel in Bangkok.

A 69-year-old Omani businessman who arrived on November 19 and went alternative state quarantine hotel in Samut Prakan tested positive for virus on November 24.

Two 37-year-old Thai women, one a masseuse and the other a businesswoman, returned from Georgia on November 21 and checked into a state quarantine facility in Chonburi. They were found positive on November 24.

A 41-year-old Thai returned from Poland on November 21 and went to state quarantine facility in Chonburi, where he tested positive on November 25.

Meanwhile, two earlier patients have recovered and discharged.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 3,961 (1,000 in state quarantine), 111 of whom are in hospital and 3,790 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 60.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Friday, the total number of confirmed cases worldwide has hit 61.3 million (up by 540,802). Of them, 42.39 million have recovered, while 17.47 million are active cases (104,903 in severe condition) and 1.44 million have died (up by 10,953).

Thailand ranks 151st for most cases in the world, while the US tops the list with 13.25 million, followed by India 9.3 million, Brazil 6.2 million, Russia 2.19 million and France 2.18 million.

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