First local case after 100 days

It was a short-lived celebration for Thailand after it reached 100 days of zero local transmissions in the country on 2nd September. Heck, we even published an article to mark the occasion.

Officials have reported that a prison inmate has been tested positive for COVID-19 – the first local transmission in 100 days. The last case was on 24th May, The New York Times reports.

Health officials shared that the patient is a 37-year-old inmate who was arrested on 26th August for drug abuse, and was tested positive. He was imprisoned at the Central Special Correctional Institution with 32 other prisoners.

He was found to have the virus after a test conducted at Mahidol University on Wednesday. The 32 others tested negative.

Featured image: Akira Kodaka/Nikkei Asian Review

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