Seventh foreign tourist found infected in Phuket

Seventh foreign tourist found infected in Phuket

The empty domestic terminal at Phuket airport, still largely without travellers despite the island reopening to tourists on July 1. (Photo: Dusida Worrachaddejchai)
The empty domestic terminal at Phuket airport, still largely without travellers despite the island reopening to tourists on July 1. (Photo: Dusida Worrachaddejchai)

PHUKET: Another tourist who arrived under the Sandbox programme was found infected with Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to seven, provincial public health chief Kusak Kukiatikoon said on Wednesday.

Dr Kusak said the seventh case is a woman from South Africa, the friend of a South African man earlier found to be infected with the virus.

The seven infections to date are:  a man from the United Arab Emirates, three female tourists from Myanmar, a man and a woman from South Africa, and a man from Switzerland.

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