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Thursday: 13 new Covid-19 cases

Arriving passengers leave the terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport. Quarantined arrivals made up half of the new Covid-19 cases announced on Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

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The government on Thursday reported 13 new cases of novel coronavirus disease, arrivals from six countries and illegal returnees from Myanmar, raising the total to 4,039.

Covid-19 infections were confirmed in six Thai women who sneaked back from Myanmar late last month, and in quarantined arrivals from India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Sweden and the United States.

The six Thai returnees, aged 21-36, had worked at entertainment places in Myanmar's Tachilek border town.

Two new cases from the Netherlands are Thai women aged 42 and 49 who were quarantined in Bangkok and Chon Buri.

Another is a man from India, and another is from the US - a Thai waitress, 31, who is in quarantine in Bangkok.

The patient from Mexico is a Thai seamstress, 46.

The case from Sweden is an Egyptian doctor, 32, who is in quarantine in Bangkok.

And the other is a Pakistani man, 37.

Of the total 4,039 cases in the country, 3,832 (94.8%) have recovered, including 10 discharged over the previous 24 hours, and 147 others are in hospitals. The death toll remained unchanged at 60.

Vocabulary:

border : the official line separating two areas, regions or countries - เขตแดน อาณาเขต

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

recover : to become healthy and fit again after an illness or injury - การฟื้นไข้

seamstress : a woman who sews, who repairs clothes or makes new clothes with a sewing machine or needle and thread -

sneak (verb): (past: snuck) to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen - เดินหลบ,เดินลับ ๆ ล่อ ๆ

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