28 Januari, 2020

Thailand confirms six more infections, starts screening

Thailand is a popular destination with tourists from China [Rungroj Yongrit/EPA]
A health official in Thailand confirmed six more coronavirus infections among visitors from China, bringing the total in the southeast Asian nation to 14.

Five of the six new cases are from a single family and aged between six and 70 years old, the deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Tanarak Plipat, told reporters.

The other patient was from Chongqing.

Thailand will now scan all passengers arriving from China, said Public Health Permanent Secretary Sukhum Kanchanapimai.

Immigration Administration said in a statement.

Source: Al-Jazeera