Public Health declares 8th confirmed case of coronavirus in Thailand


BANGKOK — The latest count of confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand is now eight, said the Ministry of Public Health on Sunday. Five of which have recovered and were already sent home, while the other three are still in the hospital.

According to Thai local news website Siam News, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnwirakul made the announcement on January 26 (Sunday) during the meeting of officials from three ministries: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

One of the highlighted topics during the meeting was on the prevention and control of coronavirus in Thailand. The measures will be submitted for cabinet approval on Tuesday, January 28.

On Saturday, January 25, the sixth case of coronavirus in Thailand was found in Hua Hin. The 73-year-old Chinese tourist arrived in Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Wuhan on January 19 before visiting the popular resort town. She was reported to be ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to the hospital on January 23.

Source: Siam News
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