Thai Man Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Bangkok After Completing 14-Day Quarantine

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Man was healthy at time of release


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A Thai man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangkok after completing a mandatory 14-day quarantine order after returning to the country.

Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology at the Department of Disease Control, Walairat Chaiyafu, shared that the man was in good health at the point of being released from quarantine.


Currently being treated


Thailand has reported 0 local transmissions in the last 80 days, and if confirmed, this will be the first case of COVID-19 outside quarantine in many weeks, Khaosod English reports.

The patient is currently being treated at Ramathibodi Hospital, where he was also tested positive. It was not mentioned where the man had returned from.

It is yet to be confirmed how many people have been in contact with the man.

Thailand currently has a total of 3,382 COVID-19 cases, with 3,199 recovered patients and 58 deaths as of 19th August 2020.

Stay tuned for updates.


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