THAILAND — Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Monday that a Chinese tourist was found to be infected with the new strain of coronavirus when she arrived in Thailand.
Thai authorities identified her as a 61-year-old woman who was recovering at a hospital in Nonthaburi province, the Bangkok Post reported.
According to Mr. Anutin, 16 other people who were close to the woman on the same flight were examined, and the results were negative.
“The ill Chinese woman was the first person detected with the virus outside China. Her discovery and successful treatment was indicative of the efficiency and effectiveness of health services in Thailand,” Mr. Anutin said in a report.
Furthermore, health officials have been checking passengers from Wuhan arriving at Phuket, Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports since January 3, thus found 12 ill passengers. Eight of them had been treated and discharged from hospital.
Source: Bangkok Post
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