Thai health officials have reported that 1,603 people have been tested for coronavirus following an infected Egyptian soldier visiting a shopping mall in Rayong and the young daughter of a Sudanese diplomat staying at a Bangkok condo testing positive for the virus.
In Rayong, a total of 1,336 people lined up outside two shopping malls to receive covid-19 tests on Tuesday.
Director-General of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said those tested had either been at the same hotel as the Egyptian delegation or visited one of the same shopping malls as the group.
All 1,336 tests returned a negative result, the Director-General confirmed.
In Bangkok, 267 people received coronavirus tests at Condo One X, where a Sudanese diplomat’s family stayed for two days after his daughter tested positive for the infection.
Dr. Wattanayingcharoenchai again confirmed that none of the people tested in Bangkok returned a positive result.
A further 1,252 people were tested for the virus in Rayong on Wednesday. However, the results from these tests have not been concluded yet.
Despite the negative results, Dr. Wattanayingcharoenchai requested that those who were tested should continue to observe proper hygiene practices, wear face masks, and observe social distancing for the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, three residents from Korat province who had visited Rayong at the same time as the Egyptian group have also been cleared of the virus.
All three people had shown symptoms of the virus, including fevers and itchy throats, but returned negative test results.
However, they will remain in quarantine for 14 days as a precaution while receiving treatment for their other ailments.
Source: Bangkok Post