Thailand reports four new COVID-19 cases, total 47

Thailand reports four new COVID-19 cases, total 47

People wearing protective face masks walk in Bangkok
People wearing protective face masks walk in Bangkok, Thailand March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

BANGKOK: Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 47 since January, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, director-general of the Department of Disease Control said in a news conference on Thursday (Mar 5).

The new cases include a 29 year-old Italian man who arrived in Thailand on Mar 1 and was diagnosed with the virus at a hospital in Chonburi province on Mar 2.

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The second case is a 42 year-old Thai male office worker who returned from Italy on Mar 2 and was diagnosed with the virus on Mar 3 in a Chonburi hospital.

The third is a 22 year-old Chinese male student who was screened with symptoms while in transit at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport while traveling from Iran to China.

The fourth case is a 20 year-old Thai male student who arrived from Iran on Feb 27 and was diagnosed with the virus in the southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Mar 2.

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Thailand has recorded one coronavirus fatality, 31 patients have recovered and returned home, while 15 are still being treated in hospitals.

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Source: Reuters/aa

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