More than 100 people tested negative after contacting a French woman infected with COVID-19 in Koh Samui.
Koh Samui Hospital director Veerasak Lorthongkum said today that even the 30 most at-risk people, including the woman’s husband, son and people sitting next to her on a Bangkok Airways flight, showed no signs of infection. , three days after the announcement of his illness.
The 57-year-old woman traveled to the island after being released from quarantine. The virus was detected in fitness equipment at the Samut Prakan province hotel, where she was quarantined, according to disease control officer Opas Kankawinpong.
As she had not yet produced antibodies, Opas said she probably contracted COVID-19 in Thailand after arriving from France.
On Friday, health officials broke the news to warn island residents to be careful, as the woman traveled to the island shortly after completing the quarantine on October 15 and traveling to the site using a private car. She felt bad and went to the hospital five days later, where the test was positive.
Although the virus has barely been detected in Thailand since the end of May, almost all cases found in the past few weeks are among those quarantined after arriving from abroad. At least one other case of local transmission was detected last month in a recently jailed inmate.
A program that allows a limited number of tourists to enter under strict guidelines has seen the second batch of travelers from China arrive today. The 147 Chinese tourists come after 39 have been allowed to enter last week, according to airport officials.
To date, Thailand has officially registered 3,743 infections and 59 deaths since the pandemic began.
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