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Thailand reports first coronavirus death in over 100 days



FILE PHOTO: People wear face masks after Thailand detected its first domestic coronavirus infection in over three months, in Bangkok, Thailand September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Friday reported its first coronavirus death in more than 100 days, a health official said, after an infected Thai citizen had returned from abroad earlier this month.


The 54-year old man, who was an interpreter based in Saudi Arabia working for the Thai labour ministry, had been treated in a Bangkok hospital for two weeks and died on Friday, Somsak Akksilp, head of the Department Medical Services, told Reuters.


Officials will hold a briefing on the case at 0730 GMT.


(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Ed Davies)



-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-09-18
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You have to ask yourself if 1 death in 100 days is worth the current economic chaos Thailand has put itself through?

And reported in another thread that 65 died on the roads in one day, seems it might be time to give this small problem the same attention as the massive problem of someone returning from O/s and dying

Failed to mention if there were risk factors like smoking, diabetes, etc.

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Ministry staffer succumbs to Covid-19, first death in Thailand since June 2

By The Nation




A Ministry of Labour staffer, who had returned from Saudi Arabia and was found to be infected with Covid-19, died on Friday. It was the first fatality in Thailand in 97 days.


Adviser to the chief of Muslims in Thailand, Preda Chuepudee, confirmed that Mat Mamin, 54, who had served as an interpreter in Riyadh, and was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Rajavithi Hospital, died at noon.


Mat had returned to Thailand on September 2.


He is the 59th death from Covid-19 in Thailand. The last fatality from Covid-19 was reported on June 2.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30394764



-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-09-18
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1 hour ago, yeahbutif said:

Very strange I thought I read there was not any case.s in quirentine from local or returnees.yeasteday.then some one die from it Very weird........

Mat had returned to Thailand on September 2.

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