Thailand records four new COVID-19 infections, including a Hungarian diplomat

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A Hungarian diplomat in Thailand is among four new COVID-19 cases recorded in the country today, according to the CCSA.

The 53-year old unidentified diplomat is reported to have been in close contact with a visiting Hungarian minister, who was found to be infected with COVID-19 on November 3rd and has already left for home.

An asymptomatic case, the diplomat has been admitted to Bamrasnaradura state hospital for treatment.

The three other infections include a 50-year old American, the manager of a private company, arriving from the United States and entering hotel based quarantine in Bangkok, a 38-year old Indian hotel employee, arriving from India and also in hotel based quarantine in Bangkok, and a 27-year old Thai woman, arriving from Sweden and in hotel quarantine in Bangkok.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,844, with 3,670 recoveries. The death toll remains at 60.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sophon Iamsirithavorn, director of the Communicable Diseases Division, disclosed that three groups of foreign tourists, totaling 261 people, have arrived in Thailand, on special tourist visas (STVs), since October 20th.

The first 39 and the second group of 138 Chinese tourists have completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine and have been cleared free of the contagion. The last group of 84, who arrived on October 28th, are still in quarantine and are due to complete their isolation today.

Regarding the “travel bubble” program, with countries regarded as low risk, Dr. Sophon said that tourists from such countries must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, issued 72 hours before departure, they must wear face masks throughout their journey, must go through health screening, quarantine and tests in accordance with standard procedures and install the tracing app upon arrival in Thailand.



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