Travellers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan this month before undergoing quarantine. Photo by WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL
The government on Tuesday reported five new quarantined cases of the novel coronavirus, including a Thai national, as total cases rose to 3,511.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said that the Thai was a 44-year-old maid who arrived from Switzerland last Wednesday.
The four other cases were Indian nationals who flew in from India. Three were from the same family, a couple aged 36 and 30 and their seven-month baby girl. The other case was a 62-year-old businessman.
They arrived last Wednesday and were staying at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok. Their infection was confirmed on Saturday.
All the new cases were asymptomatic.
Covid-19 infection rates were 12.04% among arrivals from India and 0.17% from Switzerland.
Of the total 3,511 cases, 3,343 have recovered -- including one patient over the past 24 hours -- and 109 others were at hospitals. The death toll has remained at 59 since last Friday.
alternative : another choice - ทางเลือก, ตัวเลือก
asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ
maid : a female servant in a house or hotel - สาวใช้, หญิงรับใช้
quarantine (noun): a situation in which a person or animal that might have a disease is kept separate from other people or animals so that they do not catch the disease - การกักบริเวณ, การจำกัดบริเวณ
recover : to become healthy and fit again after an illness or injury - การฟื้นไข้