The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all people who have traveled back from foreign countries. Meanwhile, the center has reassured persons who visited a hotel in Rayong or a condominium in Bangkok where recent cases were found to have been present, telling them they are at a very low infection risk, since they did not directly interact with the patients.
An academic committee established from the activation of the Communicable Diseases Act has determined different levels of COVID-19 infection risks among people connected to the case in Rayong and the case in Bangkok, with only persons who have directly interacted with the patients considered to be at high risk.
From health officials’ investigation, 12 persons at D Varee hotel and Laemthong shopping mall in Rayong, and seven persons at the same condominium as the patient in Bangkok were considered to be at high risk.
The CCSA Spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said that people who have not directly interacted with the patients are at low risk, and can rest assured they are unlikely to be infected. However, they can choose to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor their symptoms should they have concerns. All persons are still being encouraged to carry on personal preventive actions by wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, and cleaning their hands frequently.
Seven new cases were reported, with two of them being returnees from the United States, one from Bahrain, and four from Egypt. The cumulative number of cases in Thailand now stands at 3,246, with 3,096 recoveries, and 58 deaths.