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Thailand Reports 1st Local Coronavirus Case In 100 Days

Thailand Reports 1st Local Coronavirus Case In 100 Days

Health officials in Thailand say a prison inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus in the countrys first confirmed locally transmitted case in 100 days. They say the inmate is a 37yearold man who was arrested for drug abuse who was arrested in Aug. 26 and tested positive on Wednesday when brought to the health center of a prison in Bangkok. A day earlier, the prime minister had congratulated the nation for having achieved 100 days without any confirmed local cases of the coronavirus. Thailand has sustained relatively light health damage from the pandemic, even though in January it was the first country outside China to confirm a case. But its economy has been devastated by the absence of foreign tourists, who are banned from entry, and by a drop in exports.

BANGKOK: Health officials in Thailand say a prison inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus in the countrys first confirmed locally transmitted case in 100 days. They say the inmate is a 37-year-old man who was arrested for drug abuse who was arrested in Aug. 26 and tested positive on Wednesday when brought to the health center of a prison in Bangkok. A day earlier, the prime minister had congratulated the nation for having achieved 100 days without any confirmed local cases of the coronavirus. Thailand has sustained relatively light health damage from the pandemic, even though in January it was the first country outside China to confirm a case. But its economy has been devastated by the absence of foreign tourists, who are banned from entry, and by a drop in exports.

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  • First Published: September 3, 2020, 4:45 PM IST
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