Thailand reported ten new imported cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus today, with six of those cases being from soldiers recently returned from a training exercise in the United States of America.
On the arrival of the soldiers, ten of them showed a high fever. One had a broken finger and was taken for medical treatment unrelated to Covid-19. Six of those soldiers have now tested positive for the Covid-19 Coronavirus and have been moved to a hospital for treatment for the disease. None of them were exposed to the general public at any time and the utmost precautions are being taken, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said today.
The soldiers are serving state quarantine at the Ambassador City Hotel in Jomtien. The six soldiers who tested positive for Covid-19 were identified before they arrived at the hotel during airport screening, Dr. Taweesin stated at a press conference this afternoon.
The Thai soldiers had been part of a three week training exercise, called Lightning Forge 2020, in Hawaii, Major General Yuthachai Chaiyathong of the Thai Military stated earlier this week.
The new infections detected today brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand to 3,279. Dr. Taweesin said 3,107 patients had recovered and been released from hospitals, including two discharged on Thursday of this week. The death toll remained unchanged at 58 for nearly two months now. The other imported cases today included one returnee each from Sudan, Pakistan, Germany and the Netherlands.
Thailand has not had a single confirmed and recorded locally spread case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in almost two months.