His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand and Her Royal Majesty the Queen test positive for COVID-19, very mild symptoms

Thailand –

The Bureau of the Royal Household announced this afternoon (December 17th) stating that His Royal Majesty the King and Her Royal Majesty the Queen have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

The announcement states that doctors provided regular COVID-19 screening for their Majesties last night (December 16th) at 11:30 P.M.. They have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

They both have very mild symptoms and are not in serious condition. Doctors have provided medical treatments. Doctors have asked their Majesties to refrain from royal duties during this time.


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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.