Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thai troops quarantined after meeting with infected South Korea soldier


The Army has ordered 177 officers into home quarantine after they attended a meeting in Rayong with a South Korean soldier who tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. The November 2-6 meeting was held in Ban Chang district to plan next year’s Cobra Gold military exercise and was joined by officers from 10 countries. 

The unnamed Korean soldier arrived in Thailand on October 17, spent two weeks at an alternative quarantine hotel in Bangkok and then travelled to Rayong’s Bang Chan district for the meeting. He tested positive after returning to South Korea on Sunday.  

Army spokesman Santipong Thampiya said the 177 Thai officers had been sent home for 14 days of quarantine. Tests on 129 of the officers had come back negative, with 48 still waiting for their results, he added.

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