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Covid-19 patient sneak into Thailand, take separate flights to Don Mueang, Phitsanulok

Dec 02. 2020
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By The Nation

A 21-year-old woman, who sneaked into Thailand from Myanmar before taking a plane to Bangkok, was found to be infected with Covid-19.

Related story: All six Thai women who sneaked in from Myanmar test positive for Covid-19

The Thai woman, who visited Myanmar with a friend from November 17 to 27, crossed the natural border in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district in the wee hours of November 28.

She and her friend, both suffering from a fever, cough and runny nose, then checked into a hotel before calling a Grab Car to Chiang Rai airport later in the day, where she took a flight to Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport and her friend to Phitsanulok.

Reports say that she was not wearing her mask properly when travelling by taxi from the airport to her condo in Udomsuk.

She reportedly visited a clinic nearby with her boyfriend on November 29 for treatment of her symptoms, but was told to go to hospital. Her infection was detected at a private hospital in Bangna that day. Her boyfriend is deemed to be at high risk due to close contact.

Meanwhile, her friend apparently flew to Phitsanulok with plans to travel to Phichit. No data of her whereabouts was available as of press time.

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