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Thai man leaps to his death just before quarantine release

by Tanyaluck Poupeé
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Thai man leaps to his death just before quarantine release

A Thai man has leaped to his death from the fifth floor of a hospital in Samut Prakan just before he was due to be released from a mandatory state quarantine.

The man, from Narathiwat, was part of a group of Muslims who had returned from Indonesia where he attended a religious ceremony. A large number of people from the group had tested positive for covid-19.

However, the deceased had tested negative and was simply abiding by the mandatory 14-day quarantine rules in place for anyone who enters Thailand.

He had shared his room with three other people and served 13 days of the 14-day quarantine. He was due to be released from the state hospital on Monday and return home to Narathiwat.

However, at approximately 2.30 am on Monday morning the man began acting strangely, leading to the other people sharing his room to lock him out.

He began pacing and breaking items within reach, prompting a nurse to call security guards in the hospital for assistance. The guards attempted to calm the man down before he moved towards the window and jumped out.

Police discovered his body in a pool of blood upon arrival. His body was taken to the Forensic Medicine Institute for an autopsy.

Source: Bangkok Post | Photo: Bangkok Post