Thailand records three new COVID-19 cases, including two re-infections
Three new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine were recorded in Thailand today, including two Thai returnees who have records of being infected before, while in Kuwait and Singapore.
According to the CCSA, a 58-year old Thai man, who worked as a freelancer in Kuwait, returned to Thailand on September 22nd and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province. There, a test was conducted on the same day, showing a positive result, and he was immediately admitted to Bang Lamung District Hospital.
It is reported that this patient had been treated before in Kuwait for COVID-19, before his arrival in Thailand.
The second case is a 42-year old Thai man, who arrived from Singapore on September 18th and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province on the same day. He was subjected to the first test three days after arrival and the result showed he is infected. He was admitted to Sattahip Hospital. It is reported that he was infected before, while in Singapore.
The third is a 42-year old Thai maid, working in the US. She arrived on September 19th and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri on the same day. Four days later, she tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Nong Yai Hospital, although she exhibited no symptoms.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,519, with 3,360 recoveries and 100 others still being treated in hospital. The death toll remains 59.
Meanwhile, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s Tak province, which borders Myanmar’s Myawaddi Township, medical supplies and technical support have been sent from the Thai side to the township, after 12 new COVID-19 cases were reported, including two in the same family in a Karen community, about ten kilometres from the Thai border.
The officials in Myawaddi have announced a lockdown of the communities where the infections were reported. The DKBA Karen rebels have also banned outsiders from entering their area of control.
On the Thai border, security has been beefed up, with armed defence volunteers patrolling the Moei River, which demarcates the border, around the clock, to prevent Myanmar people from crossing to the Thai side of the border.
The Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports reported last night that 517 new cases were confirmed yesterday and 17 more deaths. Cumulative infections in Myanmar are 8,344 to yesterday. Total deaths are 150.