Thai chef in NYC dies of COVID-19
A Thai chef, working at a Thai restaurant in New York City, died of COVID-19 today.
A Facebook post, by a compatriot in New York City, reported that the chief, identified only as “Jeed”, suffered from diabetes before he contracted the virus.
After realizing that he might be infected, Jeed went to a hospital, and was given medicines and told to return home. He eventually died at home.
Jeed, according to the post, was a friendly and good-natured person who was loved by his friends and colleagues.
He becomes the second Thai national to die of COVID-19 infection in the United States.
The first victim, 66-year old Mrs. Phailin Chanakha, also worked as a chef, but at another Thai restaurant in Washington DC. She died at Medstar Georgetown Hospital.