A 67 year old Belgian man who has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and who had arrived in Thailand on March 3rd, 2020 and is married to a Thai national had allegedly been in the Pattaya area for seven days prior to calling his Thai family to come pick him up as he was feeling ill.
Upon arrival in Phetchabun he was taken to Phetchabun Hospital which confirmed the case. He had a high fever at the time.
His entire family has been tested and have been negative. They currently remain in quarantine, however, for at least fourteen days.
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Officials in Phetchabun, led by Governor Seubsak Iam-wijan, called for calm and stated that all of his contacts, including those in the Pattaya area, had been traced and he had not been particularly active or social. They also stated officials believe he brought the virus from Belgium and did not contract it in Thailand. The patient remains in isolation at the hospital.
Officials did not state exactly where he went in the area, both Phetchabun and Pattaya, while here to the public but again stressed that they were confident they had traced his contacts, which were very limited, successfully.