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Tuesday: 5 new imported Covid cases

Travellers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan this month before undergoing quarantine. Photo by WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL

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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.

Vocabulary:

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

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