FILE PHOTO: An employee wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) escorts an arriving international flight passenger to his hotel transfer car for the compulsory 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Nov 16, 2020. (AFP photo)
The government recorded seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the accumulated total in Thailand to 3920.
Six of the cases were asymptomatic Thai returnees, and the other a Syrian man.
The Thai patients included a woman who returned from Germany on Nov 7 and tested positive last Wednesday, and a woman who arrived from Denmark on Nov 9 and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday.
A Thai woman flew back from the United States via Doha on Nov 14 and tested positive last Wednesday, while a Thai man returned from Kosovo last Tuesday and tested positive on Friday.
The last two Thai cases were a woman who returned from the United Kingdom on Nov 16 and was found to have contracted the virus on Saturday, and a woman who flew back from Qatar last Tuesday and tested positive on Friday.
The only new foreign case was a Syrian man who flew in from Lebanon on Nov 8 after changing planes in Dubai. He developed a fever on Nov 13 and a test on Friday showed he had caught Covid-19.
asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ
diagnose : to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them - วินิจฉัย,ตรวจโรค
fever : an abnormally high body temperature - ไข้
test positive : to show in a medical test that a particular virus, bacteria, disease or drug is present in the body - ตรวจพบว่าติดเชื้อ
virus (noun): a living thing, too small to be seen without a microscope, that causes infectious disease in people, animals and plants - เชื้อไวรัส