The well being ministry stated on Monday that Thailand had recorded one new case of the coronavirus and was rising screening of holiday makers from Singapore and Japan getting into the nation in response to the widening outbreak.
The brand new case, a 60-year-old Chinese language lady whose relations earlier contracted the virus, takes the entire variety of instances in Thailand to 35 since January, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the well being ministry’s everlasting secretary advised a information convention.
“That is the from an previous case of a Chinese language household of 9, all of them have now been contaminated,” he stated.
Fifteen of the contaminated folks in Thailand have recovered and returned residence, whereas 20 are nonetheless being handled in hospital.
Some 1,770 folks in China have died from the virus, together with a handful in different international locations and territories however Thailand has not recorded any fatalities up to now.
Thai well being authorities stated they’ll broaden virus screening to cowl travellers from Japan and Singapore, along with these from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Japan and Singapore have two of the very best numbers of reported instances outdoors China.
Anybody from these locations who shows coronavirus signs can be quarantined at a authorities hospital.
“Travellers from Japan and Singapore that developed a fever or respiratory signs inside 14 days of getting into the nation can be handled like travellers from China,” Mr Sukhum stated.
As well as, Thailand won’t enable entry by any overseas nationals who have been passengers of the Westerdam cruise ship, now docked in Cambodia, after an American lady examined optimistic for coronavirus in Malaysia over the weekend.
There have been 21 Thai nationals on board the ship and well being authorities stated all of them can be quarantined for 14 days once they enter Thailand.