Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus


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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus after returning from Paris, France for the 170th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE 170th General Assembly), the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health reported this morning, June 28th.

The Minister, who had already received 6 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, started to have muscle pains and a sore throat after returning to Thailand on June 26th. He took a self-ministered ATK test and the result came out positive. The doctor then ordered the Minister to conduct self-isolation for one week.

Permanent Secretary Dr. Kiattipoom Wongrachit added that his delegations who are considered high risk are advised to wear a mask at all times, refrain from going to crowded public areas, and regularly monitor their suspicious symptoms.

If one was found to have any respiratory symptoms, they must conduct a self ATK test and take care of their health as recommended by their doctor.

As of this afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit tested positive for Covid-19 Coronovirus after returning from his duties in Iceland and Britain last week, according to Deputy PM’s statement on his social media account.

Deputy PM Jurin also announced his positive result on the same day. However, he reportedly had no severe symptoms. He is currently self-isolation and starts work from home according to the doctor’s recommendation.

He wrote: “I didn’t have a fever nor any severe symptoms but had to take the medicine following doctor’s orders and must work from home. I’ll conduct meetings and conferences via zoom application until the doctor is allowed to work normally…Thank you again for all your support.”


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.