Thailand Coronavirus Cases Hit 19 With Local Transmission Confirmed

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Four Chinese travelers from Hubei and one Thai citizen, a taxi driver, have been found to be infected with the novel coronavirus, Permanent Health Secretary Sukhum Karnchanapimai says in a briefing in Bangkok.

Thailand Coronavirus Cases Hit 19 With Local Transmission Confirmed
  • That takes the cases in Thailand to 19 from 14
  • The taxi driver is an instance of local person-to-person transmission as he has never traveled to China
  • Officials have traced 13 people in close contact with the taxi driver, but they haven’t tested positive for the virus, says Tanarak Plipat, deputy head of the disease control department

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