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Fifth coronavirus case in Thailand

Fifth coronavirus case in Thailand

The fourth coronavirus patient in an isolation ward at Nakhon Pathom Hospital on Tuesday. The fifth case detected in Thailand was confirmed in Bangkok on Friday - a Chinese tourist from Wuhan. (Photo: Nakhon Pathom Hospital/Reuters)
The fourth coronavirus patient in an isolation ward at Nakhon Pathom Hospital on Tuesday. The fifth case detected in Thailand was confirmed in Bangkok on Friday - a Chinese tourist from Wuhan. (Photo: Nakhon Pathom Hospital/Reuters)

Deputy Public Health Minister Satit Pitutecha has confirmed a fifth case of coronavirus infection has been detected in Thailand - a 33-year-old woman tourist from China.

Mr Satit said on Friday the patient and her 7-year-old daughter by plane in Bangkok from Wuhan on Tuesday, and the mother showed symptoms of having the virus.

She is being treated in an isolation room at Rajavithi Hopsital. Doctors found no signs that the virus has  spread to other people in Thailand, the minister said.

The girl showed no sign of illness.

The fourth patient is being treated in Nakhon Pathom Hopsital in Muang district of the central province.

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