Thailand has announced this morning that the 43rd case of the novel Covid-19 Coronavirus and also stated that the popular MotoGP event in Buriram which was expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors has been indefinitely postponed.
The new case is a 22 year old Thai woman who is a co-worker and close contact of a previous confirmed case who worked as a driver for foreign tourists. This person had previously been traced and was under observation for some time before confirmation.
Sukham Kanchanaphimai, the Permanent Secretary of the Health Ministry confirmed this information at a press conference early this morning.
Thirty one patients have fully recovered and been released, 11 remain in hospitals. Thailand announced the first death from the Coronavirus, a 35 year old Thai man who also had dengue fever and multiple medical complications yesterday.