BANGKOK: The Division of Illness Management (DDC) now believes that the 57-year-old Frenchwoman who examined constructive for COVID-19 after arriving in Thailand final month might need been contaminated by individuals dwelling subsequent door throughout her 14-day quarantine.
The French girl leaves Koh Samui Hospital on Thursday after recovering from coronavirus an infection. Photograph: Supapong Chaolan / Bangkok Publish
Dr Walairat Karnkawinwong, the director of the DDC’s Bureau of Epidemiology, mentioned on Friday (Nov 6) that laboratory assessments confirmed pressure of the virus displayed by the girl was much like that present in two different individuals who stayed subsequent door to her on the different state quarantine (ASQ) lodge in Samut Prakan.
The girl examined adverse for Covid-19 earlier than flying to Bangkok on Sept 30, then twice once more throughout quarantine earlier than returning to her house on Koh Samui on Oct 14, the place she developed a fever three days later.
On the ASQ, the 2 contaminated male sufferers – an Asian and a European – had been staying in rooms subsequent to hers.
The division has examined pipes, faucets and air air flow programs in all these rooms and located no traces of the virus.
Because the French girl wore a face masks all through her time within the ASQ, nevertheless, the division now helps the speculation she might need caught the virus from her neighbours, through contaminated meals trays positioned in entrance of the rooms, Dr Walairat added.
“We nonetheless must discover a connection and decide how the illness was transmitted within the ASQ,” she mentioned.
In the meantime, it was introduced on Friday retired Thai official who just lately returned from the UK has grow to be Thailand’s newest COVID-19 fatality, elevating the nation’s dying toll to 60.
The 60-year-old man, who had diabetes and hypertension, arrived in Thailand on Oct 19 and stayed at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri. He examined constructive on Oct 20 and subsequently died in hospital on Nov 5, the Centre for Covid-19 Scenario Administration (CCSA) mentioned.
The CCSA mentioned there have been eight new different circumstances, elevating the overall variety of infections to three,818. 5 of the newly contaminated had been guests from Switzerland, India, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the Netherlands, and the opposite three had been Myanmar truck drivers.
Thailand’s most up-to-date earlier dying had been on Sept 18. The sufferer then was a person who had been working as an interpreter in Saudi Arabia.