COVID – 19 local transmission case confirmed for Hungarian national in Bangkok, had contact with Covid-19 positive Minister

Bangkok, Thailand

  • New patient was already in quarantine
  • Was exposed to Hungarian Minister sent home after diplomatic visit who was positive for Covid-19
  • Thai DDC says no public exposure

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, announced a Hungarian man as a new case of domestic transmission in Bangkok today (November 10th).

The one new case of a domestic transmission is a Hungarian national, 53, who is a diplomat living in Bangkok.

The CCSA reported that the man had contact with a previous confirmed case on November 3rd. The previous case was a Hungarian Minister on a diplomatic mission who was tested on arrival and sent back to Hungary.

The Public Health Department reported this afternoon that the Hungarian diplomat had contact with the Hungarian Minister who is a previous confirmed case. The diplomat met the minister by private car at the airport to take him to alternative state quarantine, where they also shared lunch. They did not go to any public areas and were not exposed to the general public, according to the Public Health Department. The diplomat is completely asymptomatic.

However, the Hungarian diplomat was being home quarantined since he was notified that the Hungarian Minister tested positive with Covid – 19. He did not have exposure to the general public, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

Today, November 10, 2020, Thailand reported three new confirmed cases from people on repatriation flights and in state quarantine centers and the previously mentioned one confirmed local infection case with 0 deaths reported; the total remains at 3,844 infections and 60 deaths since the start of the pandemic earlier this year.
New Confirmed Cases: 4
Cumulative number of cases: 3,844 (+4)
Receiving medical treatment: 114
Recoveries: 3,670 (+9)
Fatalities: 60 (+0)

An Indian man, 37, who lives on Phi Phi Island in Krabi and is another new recorded local transmission of the COVID – 19 virus in Thailand, had visited Phuket, Chiang Mai and Sukhothai in the past few weeks. Hundreds of people connected to him have so far tested negative for the virus.

Read more about our previous story HERE.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.