French woman among 5 new Covid cases Sunday

French woman among 5 new Covid cases Sunday

Members of a group of 39 Chinese visitors with special tourist visas get on a bus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, before heading to a 14-day stay in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facilities as part of the effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, on Oct 20. (Photo by Handout / Airports of Thailand / AFP)
Members of a group of 39 Chinese visitors with special tourist visas get on a bus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, before heading to a 14-day stay in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facilities as part of the effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, on Oct 20. (Photo by Handout / Airports of Thailand / AFP)

Thailand on Sunday reported five new imported coronavirus cases, four Thai women and one French woman, taking the total number of infections to 3,736. No new deaths were reported.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration two said Thai women tested positive on Thursday after arriving in Thailand from Bahrain on Oct 18.

Also testing positive on Thursday was a Thai woman who arrived from the United Kingdom on Monday. All three were asymptomatic.

Another Thai woman flew back from the United Arab Emirates on Friday and was found to be infected with Covid-19 on Tuesday after developing a cough and sore throat.

The only newly-infected foreigner was a French woman who flew into Thailand on Thursday and tested positive on arrival, despite a lack of symptoms. 

She was the second French woman found to have contracted the virus in the past week. Another French national was being treated on Koh Samui after testing positive on Thursday.


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