FPO reveals first Thai male timeline infected with COVID-19, South African varient, “South African Varient”
On February 15, 2021, the reporter reported. During the daily announcement of the COVID situation Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, an assistant spokesman for the Coronavirus Disease Situation Center 2019 (FAB), has revealed the travel history of a 41-year-old man who was infected with COVID-19. The first South African Variant in Thailand.
The man had been buying gems in Tanzania for two months while in Tanzania. Have joined the party In which the participants did not wear face masks By reasoning that No cases of domestic infection were found.
29 January 2021: arrival in Thailand from Tanzania With connections in Ethiopia Entering an illness screening at the international disease control checkpoint Suvarnabhumi Airport Without fever and sickness Ready to go to detention at State Quarantine
February 3, 2021: Samples were collected for COVID-19. The 1st time found a positive result.
February 4, 2021: Sent to a public hospital for treatment. The patient gave a history of low fever, cough, treated in a separate room.
February 5, 2021: Disease investigation team sends a specimen identifying the strain of COVID-19. Due to the traveler coming from Africa To watch out for new species At the Emerging Disease Health Science Center, Thai Red Cross Society (EID-TRC)
February 12, 2021: Strain test results for COVID-19 By the Thai Red Cross Society for Emerging Disease Health Sciences, it was found as a South African Variant (98.64% coverage).
February 13, 2021: Local Disease Investigation Team and Department of Disease Control Evaluating the exposure of staff at State Quarantine and hospitals, it was found that the activities were carried out very carefully. Samples were collected for PCR testing in medical and public health workers.
Including staff in State Quarantine total 41 hospitals (31 hospitals, State Quarantine 10
Most of the South African Varient reported countries are in Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas.
The guidelines for screening travelers from South African Varient infected countries have been adjusted to be more sensitive, such as sampling as soon as they arrive in Thailand. Immediately screen people with symptoms and history of risk to the hospital. There is also a system to monitor new species that are timely before the traveler leaves the hospital.
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