Thailand Investigating COVID Patient Who Returned From Bangkok To KL

A Malaysian man has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home to Kuala Lumpur from Bangkok. 

The 45-year-old man who lived in Bangkok had returned to KL on Wednesday (5 August), and tested negative in the first COVID-19 test, but tested positive on his second COVID test just 10 days after his arrival (15 August).

thailand investigating covid patient who returned from bangkok to klPhoto via The Samikhsya

The Disease Control Department director-general Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said that the Public Health Ministry has contacted its counterparts in Malaysia to seek further details on the case. 

“We will seek information on his travelling records and investigate the source of infection. The health officials will trace and conduct screening on all close contacts of the patient,” he said. 

Thailand has recorded more than 80 days without local transmission, and all new COVID-19 cases in the country were Thais who returned from abroad.

The virus is unpredictable and that is why it is important for us to take care of ourselves and the people around us, especially when coming back from abroad. 

Stay safe, and stay healthy, everyone!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat