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Thailand reports 7 new coronavirus cases: Health ministry

Thailand reports 7 new coronavirus cases: Health ministry

A woman with a face mask wears a cheongsam ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in a train in Bangkok on Jan 24, 2020. (Photo: AFP/Candida Ng)

BANGKOK: Thailand's public health ministry reported seven new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday (Feb 8), including three Thais and four Chinese.

The new cases brought the total reported in the country to 32, among the world's highest number of infections outside of China.

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"The seven new cases are all in hospital," said Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Disease Control Department.

One of the Thai cases was part of the group of 138 evacuated from China's coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan on Tuesday, Suwannachai told reporters.

The other two Thais had exposure to tourists, he said.

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