Thailand confirms latest victim of Covid-19, total is now 42


BANGKOK — In a press conference on Saturday, Feb 29, the Ministry of Public Health revealed that Thailand has one more latest victim of Covid-19, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 42.

“The latest infected patient is a 21-year old Thai man who has been exposed to foreign tourists,” said Dr Sukhum Kanjanapimai, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry. “He is being treated in isolation at Nopparat Ratchathani Hospital in Bangkok.”

“The number of confirmed infected patients in Thailand currently under hospital care is 14, while 28 have fully recovered and been discharged,” added Sukhum.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul added that his ministry is planning to give away sanitary face masks on Monday (March 2) at the offices of nine departments under the ministry. “We will give away three face masks per person to alleviate the short supply problem,” he said. “Please be socially responsible and do not take them to sell to others. Also refrain from taking the free masks if you can afford to buy your own.”

Source: The Nation

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