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Chinese tourist in Hua Hin confirmed as Thailand’s sixth case of coronavirus

 

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A 73 year old Chinese tourist who had undergone tests having fallen ill with flu-like symptoms has been confirmed as having coronavirus, health officials have said.

 

The tourist travelled from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak to Suvarnabhumi Airport on January 19, 2020, before traveling to Hua Hin. The tourist reported a high fever on January 23 and was admitted to hospital.

 

The new case in Hua Hin brings the total coronavirus cases in Thailand to six. 

 

Following the announcement, all hotels in Hua Hin have been instructed to check the passports of any Chinese tourists arriving at the hotel, with staff told to immediately inform health officials if any tourists appear sick or show flu-like symptoms. 

 

Hua Hin district chief Thanon Panphipat, who made the announcement, said that monitoring arrivals at hotels was a precautionary measure needed to help prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus given that large numbers of Chinese tourists are expected in Hua Hin during the Chinese New Year festival. 

 

Officials have also announced that passengers arriving at Hua Hin Airport will be screened. 

 

The news comes as Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced he will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday with senior officials from the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports to discuss how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Thailand. 

 

More preventative measures will then be submitted for cabinet approval on Tuesday. 

 

Via Thairath & Daily News 

Thanks to Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn

 

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OMG.... wait until a lady in Pattaya gets it...

 

OK, back to my book, "Wuhan, Ranked Top Destination in 2020 by Chinese Culinary Cuisine"

 

The over/under on this Virus (according to Vegas) is 50 million.  I took the over, but I'll never collect

 

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The PM will solve this in 5 days.

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4 minutes ago, Ventenio said:

OMG.... wait until a lady in Pattaya gets it...

 

OK, back to my book, "Wuhan, Ranked Top Destination in 2020 by Chinese Culinary Cuisine"

 

The over/under on this Virus (according to Vegas) is 50 million.  I took the over, but I'll never collect

 

There are leaked videos coming in from Wuhan hospital claiming there are already 100,000 infected. If this is true, it’s about to get really ugly world wide. 

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1 minute ago, dcnx said:

The PM will solve this in 5 days.

I'm sorry, I think you have a typo.

 

I'm sure you meant 5 hours or 5 minutes or even 5 seconds is certainly possible by the PM.  

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

with staff told to immediately inform health officials if any tourists appear sick or show flu-like symptoms. 

hilarious, thats  if  their faces  can be removed from their  phone

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Going to be a pretty full forum if they announce each one. The real figure is probably in hundreds already.

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there is word on the internet the Chinese tourist in Hua Hin that has Corona virus rode the bus from Bangkok to HH potentially exposing almost  two dozen people.   

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