Three new Covid-19 cases were found in Thailand, taking the total to 53, but all labourers who have returned from South Korea are healthy and there is no case of infection so far, according to the Public Health Ministry.
The 51st victim is a 41-year-old female who was in close contact with the 45th case, a man returning from Italy, and now admitted at Rajavithi Hospital.
The 52nd and 53rd victims are a husband and wife pair. The wife, 46, travelled to Italy and started to have Covid-19 symptoms after returning to Thailand and then infected her husband, 47. Both were admitted to a hospital in Nakhon Pathom.
Of the 53 confirmed cases in Thailand, 33 have recovered, 19 are under medical care, and one person died.
As for Thai labours returning from South Korea, 188 were quarantined at Sattahip navy base; 88 men and 100 women. In this number, eight returned from Daegu and North Gyeongsang province, where Covid-19 attack severely. 20 of them needed dedicated care including five pregnant women and four children.
All returners at Sattahip navy base were healthy and test negative by far.
Meanwhile, the number of illegal labours who fleed from screening checkpoint, 80-90 per cent were founded and being taken care and monitored by local administration officers, Provincial Health officers and village headmen.