BREAKING! Thailand Coronavirus Updates: Three New Coronavirus Cases, Country Fears Thai Illegal Workers Returned From South Korea Who Are Hiding
Updates: Local health authorities have reported 3 new cases of confirmed covid-19 cases today. The new cases are all Thai nationals, said Dr. Sophon Iamsirithawon, the director for the Health Ministry's Division for Communicable Disease.
Of the three cases, one of the cases is a 41-year-old Thai woman who had been in close contact with another confirmed case. She has no record of traveling abroad.
The second and third cases are a husband and wife, ages 46 and 47, respectively. The wife had just traveled to Italy. Both are in good condition.
To date, Thailand has confirmed 53 Covid-19 patients of which 33 have recovered and been discharged from the hospital. There has also been 1 death and it is estimated that here are more than 1,300 suspected cases under observation or what is known as PUI or patients under observations.
Meanwhile The Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob on the 9th
of March announced that a reward of Bt10,000 would be given for the arrest of each illegal Thai worker returning from South Korea who "escapes" airport disease checkpoints or does not undergo 14 days of self-quarantine.
He added that the ministry is coordinating with immigration officials to provide travel history, personal information and pictures to the Department of Disease Control so the public can be alerted to such a group of workers.
It is being speculated that a large number of illegal Thai workers and Thai prostitutes have returned from South Korea but are hiding and have not reported themselves to the Thai authorities.
To make matters worse, it is speculated that there are more than 150,000 such Thai illegals in South Korea many working at the epicenter of Daegu city.
Many of these Thai illegal workers and Thai prostitutes could end up as human vectors that could cause a coronavirus crisis in Thailand if they are not properly rounded up and placed in quarantine and monitored. Many so far have demonstrated irresponsible behavior by visiting restaurants and public places upon return instead of self-isolating themselves for a period of time.
There has been also been a media saga online about the possibility that Thailand is facing a mask shortages as corrupted and despicable officials could be behind hoarding these stocks and selling them at inflated prices to other countries including China and elsewhere. Though there are no confirmed developments as of date, it is suspected that a major cover up is taking place.
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