15 Thais returning from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Japan new COVID cases in quarantines

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration spokesman, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.

Fifteen quarantined returnees are newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, reported the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said that four new patients arrived from Egypt on July 24. The Thai men aged 22, 23, 26 and 28 tested positive on Aug 5 while being quarantined in Chonburi province and having no symptoms.

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Ten new cases arrived from Saudi Arabia on July 25 on a flight that also carried two previously confirmed cases. They consist of nine Thai male students aged 24-28 and a Thai factory worker aged 43.

The people were quarantined in Chonburi and tested positive on Aug 5. All of them were asymptomatic.

The other new case is a 29-year-old Thai male worker from Japan. He returned on July 31 and was quarantined in Samut Prakan province. He tested positive on Aug 5 without any symptom.

Total cases increased to 3,345 and 3,148 of them recovered. Meanwhile, 139 patients were at hospitals.

There were no new deaths among COVID-19 patients and Thailand had been free of local COVID-19 infection for 74 days, Dr Taweesin said. (TNA)