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Woman in Ayutthaya positive for Covid-19 on return from Chiang Mai

A woman, 29, who returned from Chiang Mai has tested positive for Covid-19, Dr Peera Areerat, Ayutthaya provincial public health officer, revealed on Sunday.



Bang Pa-in Hospital found the woman infected with the coronavirus virus, although she had no symptoms. She had returned from work at a beauty salon in Chiang Mai province on December 16. The patient travelled in a double-decker bus, sitting on the lower deck. In addition, three people were travelling together, with the female patient wearing a mask all the time.

On December 17, the bus arrived at Ayutthaya at 5am. The woman got off at the Bang Pa-in intersection, Asian road, then took a motorcycle ride back to her house in Bang Pa-in district.

The following morning, at 10.30am, the woman sat on the back of a pickup truck and went to Bang Pa-in Hospital to test for Covid-19.

On December 19, at 8am she went for a walk to the Si Thong Village Market. The same day, the hospital report showed her positive for Covid-19 but without symptoms. She was admitted immediately to the hospital.

Dr Peera urged people who had been to locations the patient had visited to quickly test themselves for the virus. The doctor also urged the public to follow hygiene practices and social distancing

Published : December 20, 2020

By : The Nation