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Tuesday: baby girl among 2 new Covid cases

FILE PHOTO: An employee (left) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects the luggage of arriving international flight passengers before their transfer to a hotel 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)

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The government on Tuesday recorded two new cases of the novel coronavirus, quarantined arrivals from India and Pakistan, raising the accumulated total to 3,922.

The case from India was a five-month-old Indian baby girl who arrived on Nov 11 on the same flight as two previously confirmed cases.

The infant tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 16, five days after arrival, while having a fever and vomiting.

She had been staying at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok and was later sent to a private hospital and then the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in Bangkok.

The case from Pakistan is a Pakistani businessman aged 31. He arrived on Nov 16 via Dubai and tested positive on day 5 while asymptomatic.


Of the total 3,922 cases logged in Thailand since the beginning of the outbreak, 3,772 (96.18%) have recovered -- including six discharged over the past 24 hours – while 90 are currently hospitalised. The death toll remained the same at 60.

Vocabulary:

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

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

hospitalise : to send somebody to a hospital for treatment - ให้อยู่โรงพยาบาล

outbreak : the sudden start of a disease - การระบาดของโรค

previously : before -

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

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