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)
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.
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