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Thailand confirms SECOND domestic COVID case in as many days - this time in Chiang Rai

 

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Thailand’s Department of Disease Control on Sunday confirmed its second domestic COVID-19 case in as many days.

 

The latest case was confirmed in Chiang Rai and comes just 24 hours after a Thai woman tested positive for COVID-19 in Chiang Mai.

 

According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the patient from Chiang Rai is a friend of the woman who tested positive in Chiang Mai. 

 

Both had been working in Myanmar and seemingly returned to Thailand without undergoing the mandatory quarantine period in a state facility - an investigation has been launched into how this was allowed to happen.

 

The patient in Chiang Rai showed symptoms between 16-22 November while she was still in Myanmar. She began to feel better by the 24 November before returning to Thailand on the 26 November, along with her friend who was confirmed as the patient in Chiang Mai.


Although they showed no symptoms the pair started in the Mai Sai Inn.

 

On 28 November the Chiang Rai patient discovered her friend in Chiang Mai had been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

 

She then went by motorcycle taxi to Bangkok Hospital Chiang Rai where she received testing for COVID-19. The hospital admitted her due to details of her case and symptoms.

 

On 29 November, the test came back positive and she is currently receiving treatment.

 

The DDC has since stated that the second patient did not have a widespread travel history, unlike the first patient in Chiang Mai who had visited a shopping mall and bar.

 

Meanwhile, the authorities on Sunday also said that security will be stepped up along the border with Myanmar to stop illegal entry.

 

However, the permanent checkpoint at the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge will remain open, officials said, in order to maintain important cross border trade. 

 

 

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Security stepped up again, is it the fifth time now? How many levels do they have? 

This is where things may get out of control.  I'm sorry to say but this thing is far more virulent now and spreads like crazy.    

whoops, double locked the front door.. forgot to close the backdoor!        

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Chiang Rai province on COVID-19 alert after two Thais back from Myanmar infected

 

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A limited curfew, from midnight until 4am, has been imposed on two bridges linking Mae Sai district, of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, with Myanmar’s Thachilek township. Trading on the two bridges was also ordered to close at 6pm as the Chiang Rai provincial administration steps up measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 from across the border.

 

Two female Thai bar workers, working in the Thachilek township, slipped back into Mae Sai district last week and both tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. They are now being treated at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.  The third, working in the same bar, travelled to Chiang Mai and also tested positive, after she developed symptoms associated with the virus.

 

The infection of the three women, who slipped into Thailand through illegal natural border crossings, has caused alarm among health officials in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces.  Hundreds of people who were in close contact with them have been traced by health officials for screening or to be advised to confine themselves at home.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/chiang-rai-province-on-covid-19-alert-after-two-thais-back-from-myanmar-infected/

 

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3 hours ago, Blumpie said:

This is where things may get out of control.  I'm sorry to say but this thing is far more virulent now and spreads like crazy.  

 

Yes, and this drier weather, and dirty sir returning to northern Thailand you could see a regional outbreak soon.

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12 minutes ago, Aspaltso said:

Yes, and this drier weather, and dirty sir returning to northern Thailand you could see a regional outbreak soon.

Lets hope not eh, i don't want to be hiding under the bed just yet !

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