Thai Army Welfare Department Chief has Covid19 Coronavirus


The chief of the Army Welfare Department has caught the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and up to sixty people in close contact with him have been quarantined at their homes.

Gen Nathaphon Srisawat, special adviser to the army, said on Monday that Major General Rachit Arunrangsi, director-general of the Army Welfare Department, was infected and being treated at Phramongkutklao Hospital.

Officials had traced his activities back 14 days to identify people in close contact with him as well.

He recently attended a major boxing match at a boxing stadium in Bangkok where multiple other cases, including actor Matthew Deane, were confirmed, The Pattaya News notes.

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