Virus Outbreak: Thai worker positive in Bangkok: CECC

CONTACT TRACING: The man had worked in northern Taiwan since January 2018, returned home on a China Airlines flight on Tuesday and tested positive on Saturday

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 28, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

People wear masks as they attend an event organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration at Taipei Flora Expo Park on Saturday.
Photo: CNA

The possibility of a locally acquired infection cannot yet be ruled out in the case a Thai man who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Taiwan last week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

The migrant worker, who returned to Thailand on Tuesday, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday at a quarantine center in Bangkok, and was one of four new cases that Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration reported yesterday.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC spokesperson, said the man, who had worked in northern Taiwan since Jan. 17, 2018, flew home on China Airlines (中華航空) Flight CI-831.

The Bangkok Post reported that Thailand has classified the man’s case as an imported one, but the CECC still wants to confirm with Thai authorities when he became symptomatic, as it only found about him at noon, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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