Thailand is one of the countries that we don’t see on the top of the coronavirus positivity ranking lists.
The reason for this is the exceptional managing the virus crisis, and marking 100 days without local virus transmission.
In a time when the country was seriously getting ready for tourism reopening, the medical officials reported one new COVID-19 case.
After 100 days of the coronavirus-free country, Thailand is now starting to worry again about a possible new breakout.
According to the director of the disease control department, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayincharoen, the person who tested positive to the virus is a 37-year old prisoner who was arrested on drug charges in Bangkok.
Since the day of the detention, August 26, the COVID-19 positive man has spent time in the quarantine cell in Bangkok correctional center, together with 34 other people.
After getting the first positive result in 100 days in the country, the other inmates were also tested for coronavirus, but all the results came back negative.
The infected man has no recent travel record, so the authorities are optimistic that he didn’t further spread the virus.
However, the prisoner will be isolated until further tests are done, providing a safe environment for the rest of the inmates and jail workers.