The health ministry said on Monday that Thailand had recorded one new case of the novel COVID19 coronavirus and was increasing screening of visitors from Singapore and Japan entering the country.
The new case, a 60-year-old Chinese woman whose eight family members earlier contracted the virus, takes the total number of cases in Thailand to 35 since January, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the Health Ministry’s permanent secretary told a news conference today in Bangkok.
“This is the from an older case of a Chinese family of nine, all of them have now been infected. They have all been quarantined and in hospitals for weeks and pose no threat to the general public.” He told the media.
Fifteen of the infected people in Thailand have recovered and returned home, he added, while 20 people are still being treated in secure hospitals.
Photo: Adam Judd, The Pattaya News, taken at Central Festival Pattaya of a sign showing support for victims of the COVID19 virus in Wuhan.
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