Chiang Rai confirms fourth Thai domestic case of Covid-19 in several days, illegally back from Myanmar-complete timeline

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The Chiang Rai COVID –19 center today (December 30th) has officially reported one new Thai female returnee from Myanmar who skipped quarantine by illegally entering the country.

The patient is a 25 year old female from Phayao province.


Early November, she travelled to the Tachilek district in Myanmar with two friends to work at what she called a hotel. She had no symptoms.

On the 24th of November, she travelled back to Thailand illegally via a land crossing with two friends. They did so to reportedly skip quarantine. However, she told authorities that she wore a mask all the time.

From the 24th to the 27th of November, she stayed at a hotel in Mae Sai. She did not leave the hotel room. She ordered food via a food delivery service.

From the 28th to the 30th of November, She moved to another hotel in Muang district. She contacted authorities for COVID-19 testing following seeing the news of other returnees testing positive. Yesterday, (November 30th), her test results came back positive.

Authorities have said the woman has very few contacts and did not go to public places. Her friends she crossed the border with have also been identified according to Chiang Rai Disease Control. They have asked the public not to panic and remind returnees that they must go through quarantine.

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Goongnang Suksawat
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.