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Friday: new Covid cases from four countries

Political protesters ignore social distancing rules during their rally at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Thursday, when Thailand logged four new Covid-19 cases. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

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The government on Friday reported four new cases of coronavirus disease, quarantined arrivals from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Singapore and the United Kingdom, lifting the total to 3,669.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the case from Nigeria is a Thai woman who arrived on Oct 9. Her infection was confirmed by the first test on day 4 after her arrival.

The case from the UK is a Thai student aged 19. She arrived on Monday and tested positive for Covid-19 right away.

An Ethiopian woman, 37, who arrived on Monday from Addis Ababa for other medical treatment tested positive right away and is in a hospital in Bangkok.



The case from Singapore is a Thai worker aged 46 who arrived on Oct 9. He had been diagnosed with Covid-19 in June.


All were asymptomatic except the student from the UK, who had a runny nose and lost her sense of smell on Sept 29.

Of the total 3,669 cases, 3,467 (94.5%) had recovered, including four discharged over the past 24 hours, and 143 patients were in hospitals, the CCSA reported. The death toll remained unchanged at 59.

Vocabulary:

asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ

case : a particular situation or a situation of a particular type - กรณี, เหตุการณ์, สถานการณ์

confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน

diagnosed (verb): having found out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them - วินิจฉัยโรค, พบสาเหตุ

discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก

senses (noun): the five powers (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) that your body uses to get information about the world around you - ประสาทสัมผัสและการรับความรู้สึก

test positive : to show in a medical test that a particular virus, bacteria, disease or drug is present in the body - ตรวจพบว่าติดเชื้อ

treatment : the process of providing medical care - การรักษา

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