2 different individuals have been confirmed to be contaminated with Covid-19 within the present mini-outbreak in northern Thailand. On this case, the 2 ladies had crossed the border between Thailand and Myanmar and labored in the identical bar in Myanmar because the original patient, fears being a possible super-spreader. The 29-year-old is at the moment being handled at a hospital in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai public well being officers report that the ladies, aged 23 and 26, illegally crossed the Burmese border in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, from Tachileik, a border city on the Burmese aspect of the border, final Thursday night.
All three went to work in Tachileik final month, however returned to Thailand after Burmese well being officers imposed a curfew from midnight to 4 a.m. Between 1,300 and 1,700 instances have been reported on daily basis in the course of the previous week in Myanmar.
Thai public well being officers say the brand new instances in Chiang Rai didn’t go to different public locations, however stayed at an area resort and ordered supply meals apps.
“We’re much less frightened concerning the state of affairs in Chiang Rai as a result of they haven’t come out,” he mentioned.
Certainly one of Affected person Zero’s mates, the 26-year-old, determined to get examined on Saturday after the information of her buddy’s constructive check consequence. Authorities then ordered her 23-year-old buddy to additionally take a check. Each have examined constructive for Covid-19. 4 extra individuals have since been recognized as “excessive danger” and are all being examined immediately. When added to meals supply and resort workers, the variety of individuals thought of “in danger” may go as much as 30.
In the meantime, the Pattaya Mail reviews that 2 of the ladies have been arrested in Mae Sai and a couple of others have been arrested on a bus heading to Pattaya, by way of Bangkok.
Authorities say they’ll step up border patrols however count on to see extra infections from the unique case within the coming days. The Thai-Myanmar border stretches over 2,000 kilometers in size, largely in inaccessible mountainous or forested terrain.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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