Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

Thailand reports first coronavirus death in over 100 days

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand on Friday (Sept 18) reported its first coronavirus death in more than 100 days, a health official said, after an infected Thai citizen returned from abroad earlier this month.

The 54-year-old man, who was an interpreter based in Saudi Arabia working for the Thai Labour Ministry, had been treated in a Bangkok hospital for two weeks and died on Friday, Dr Somsak Akksilp, head of the Department Medical Services, told Reuters.

Officials will hold a briefing on the case at 0730 GMT.

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