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Health minister criticizes man for lying about a recent trip to COVID-19 high-risk country

 

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Thailand’s Public Health Minister has criticized a 65-year old man for not telling medics that he had recently returned from a high risk country and for exposing 30 medics and his family to COVID-19.

 

“If he had not been detected fast enough, he could have become a super-spreader, like an elderly woman in South Korea,” said the minister at a news conference today.

 

The minister also confirmed 3 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand, including the man who contracted the virus during his trip to the northern Japanese city of Hokkaido, his wife and an eight-year old nephew.  The three are now being treated at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/health-minister-criticizes-man-for-lying-about-a-recent-trip-to-covid-19-high-risk-country/

 

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5 minutes ago, TheAppletons said:

The Health Minister can't really take credit for "detecting" someone when, in fact, they didn't detect jack squat until well after the fact - by which time the PUI may have infected 30 hospital staff, scores of classmates of his infected child, and who knows how many others.  

 

Implying that quick detection prevented the PUI from becoming a so-called "super spreader" is inane, given the circumstances.

From the OP: "If he had not been detected fast enough, he could have become a super-spreader, like an elderly woman in South Korea,” said the minister at a news conference today"

 

I don't read where the Health Minister is really taking credit for it.

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When will people learn not to visit hospitals and clinics on their own, but instead call the hospital and have them check you at home.

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So it wasn't a non complying farang, it was one of his own, a Thai, oh well, the usual applies then, 500 baht fine and a wai.

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37 minutes ago, SkyFax said:

You want to take an omnibus whack here OK but I will just say kudos to the B-Care hospital staff who detected that something is not right with this picture and they were not getting straight answers from positive patient who last report is in critical condition

Would they have thought outside the square if he went to a government hospital, just saying......

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One think I can't figure out.

Why? Why did he lie about being abroad?

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