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New local infection among new Covid cases

Anti-government protesters, many wearing face masks, gather in Pathumwan district, Bangkok, on Saturday, when the country logged 11 new Covid-19 cases. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)

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The government on Sunday reported one local transmission among 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the total to 3,913.

The locally infected case is a Myanmar citizen, a 48-year-old labourer, He was admitted to Mae Sot Hospital in Tak province.

A 17-year-old female Thai student was admitted to the same hospital after testing positive following her return from Myanmar.

The nine other new cases were recent arrivals from France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. They were all in quarantine before testing positive.


Six of those nine cases are Thai nationals.

The other three new Covid-19 cases were foreigners in alternative state quarantine in Bangkok.

Of the accumulated 3,913 cases in Thailand, 3,761 (96.12%) have recovered, including five discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours, while 92 were at hospitals. The death toll remained unchanged at 60.

Vocabulary:

accumulate : to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน

alternative state quarantine (ASQ) : quarantine at government-accredited hotels at the traveler’s own expense, mostly for non-Thai travelers -

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

labourer : a person whose job involves hard physical work that is not skilled, especially work that is done outdoors - กรรมกร, ผู้ใช้แรงงาน

locally : in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about - ในท้องถิ่น, ในประเทศ

national : a citizen of a particular country - ประชาชน

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

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