Friday: 8 new Covid cases

Eight more Covid-19 cases, including a two-year-old, were reported on Friday, bringing the total to 3,727 cases.

The new patients were from the United Arab Emirates (1), South Sudan (1), Iran (1), Switzerland (2), Bahrain (2) and the United Kingdom (1), according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The first case was a Thai air crew member, 31, who arrived from the UAE on Oct 9 on the same flight as two previous cases.

The second case was a Thai soldier, 32, who returned on Oct 12 from South Sudan on the same as flight 15 previous cases.

The third case was an Iranian businessman, 54, who arrived on Oct 15.

The fourth case was a Thai student, 20, from Switzerland.

The fifth case was a French company employee, 40, also from Switzerland.

The sixth and seventh cases were Thais from Bahrain — a restaurant employee and a two-year-old girl.

The last case was a 60-year-old Swede from the UK with a history of infection in August.

The CCSA also reported all 40 tourists from Shanghai on new special tourist visas who arrived on Tuesday tested negative. They are now in 14-day quarantine.

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