THAI police are chasing an Israeli male tourist who is infected with Covid-19 and fled the hotel in Sukhumvit area where he was quarantined first going to Pattaya then heading for the South, Amarin TV and Sanook.com said today (Dec. 22).
The tourist, identified as Mr. Ohad, had arrived in Thailand on December 17 at 12:10 a.m. and was quarantined at a Sukhumvit hotel to await the result of his Covid test. However at 1 p.m. the same day he walked out of the hotel pulling his bag behind him and took a cab to Pattaya.
During this time the hospital confirmed that this tourist was infected with coronavirus.
Once in Pattaya the tourist tried to check into a hotel but refused to show his travel documents or Covid test result. The hotel refused to give him a room.
On Dec. 19 he returned to Bangkok and rented a car to take him to the south. He was spotted in Chumphon province the next day and that same afternoon went to Koh Samui.
Police have coordinated with relevant agencies to track down this man.
Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said there were 2,532 Covid cases and 32 deaths over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed total since April to 2,170,198.
Another 3,649 patients have been cured.
Today’s 32 fatalities raised the death toll from April to 21,377.
The Covid-infected Israeli tourist being chased by Thai police. Photos: Sanook.com