Thailand reports 5 new Covid-19 cases from Philippines


BANGKOK — Thailand on Tuesday reported five new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine, raising the total to 3,417. 

The five new cases were detected in foreigners currently under quarantine after arriving from the Philippines.

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, three of them were language teachers from the Philippines (women) while the other two are French minors.

The three women from the Philippines aged 26, 28 and 35 tested positive for Covid-19 on Agust 28 whilst staying at alternative state quarantine facilities.

Meanwhile, the two French minors; the 3-year-old boy and the 15-year-old girl, arrived on August 29 and were brought to alternative state quarantine and tested positive on the same day.

Thailand has a total of 3,417 Covid-19 cases; 3,274 people have recovered and 85 patients at hospitals. The death toll has remained at 58 since June 2.

Source: Bangkok Post
Photo: People wearing mask while waiting for a taxi in Bangkok

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