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Friday: 9 more arrivals have Covid

An inmate tries his hand at a new skill as an occupation training course is launched at Nonthaburi provincial prison on Friday. The aim is to give inmates job skills so they can turn a new leaf when they leave prison. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

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Nine new coronavirus infections were reported on Friday, quarantined arrivals from seven countries, raising the total number of cases to 3,861.

Two of them were earlier treated overseas for Covid-19 disease.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the new cases were from Lebanon, the Philippines, Switzerland, India, Kuwait, France and the United Kingdom.

The case from Lebanon was a 56-year-old Thai masseuse who arrived on Nov 1.

The case from the Philippines was an Indian engineer, 37, who arrived on Nov 6.

There were three cases from Switzerland - a 76-year-old Swiss man and his Thai wife, 52, and a 74-year-old Swiss man. All arrived on Nov 6 on the same flight as three previously confirmed cases.

The case from India was a 45-year-old Indian woman who arrived on Nov 7.

From Kuwait, a 43-year-old Kuwaiti arrived on Nov 7 and his infection was detected on Nov 10.

The eighth and ninth cases arrived from France and the UK, and had both earlier been detected with the coronavirus disease and treated.

A 43-year-old Frenchman who arrived on Oct 30 and was quarantined had been infected and treated in September. On Nov 11, he tested positive and was being treated at a private hospital.

A retired 66-year-old British man who arrived from the UK on Nov 6 had been previously diagnosed infected on Oct 16 and treated. On Nov 11 he tested positive and was being treated at a private hospital.

All nine cases were asymptomatic, the CCSA said.

Of the 3,861 people diagnosed with Covid-19, 3,697 (95.75%) had recovered, including four discharged from hospitals over the previous 24 hours, and 104 people remained in hospitals. The death toll was unchanged at 60, the CCSA said.

Vocabulary:

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

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

detected : noticed, discovered or found out - จับได้ พบได้

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

engineer (noun): a person whose job involves designing and building engines, machines, roads, bridges, etc. - วิศวกร

masseuse : a woman whose job is to give people massages - หมอนวดที่เป็นหญิง

treat : to provide medical care - รักษา

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