Urgent: Covid-19 case emerges in Bangkok

A 21-year-old Thai woman who had sneaked across the border from Tachileik district in Myanmar to Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province before catching a flight to Bangkok has now been found to be infected with Covid-19, reported this afternoon (Dec. 2. 2020).

She tested positive for this deadly disease at a hospital in the Bangna area on Sunday November 29, it was reported today.

The young woman together with a friend checked into a hotel in Mae Sai district on Saturday November 28 before taking a rideshare to Chiang Rai airport and then flying to Bangkok.

She disembarked at Don Mueang Airport and then went to stay at her condominium in the Udomsuk area. The next day she tested positive for this disease at a Bangna hospital.

Meanwhile her friend had travelled to Phitsanulok province and then onwards to Phichit province.

This is the fifth confirmed case of young women bringing the disease from Tachileik to Thailand by illegally slipping across the border and skipping mandatory 14-day quarantine in recent days. It is rumoured that a sixth woman too had been found to be infected in Chiang Mai city.

This round of infections started with a superspreader in Chiang Mai who had endangered 326 people who had contact with her before she was found to be infected on Friday November 27.


Top: A Covid-19 concept poster. Photo: Mike Finn (CC BY 2.0)

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