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The head of the Centre for Medical Genomics at Ramathibodi Hospital has addressed what many have questioned in the wild case of the Nigerian man who was diagnosed in Phuket with monkeypox and then fled to Cambodia. This first confirmed case of monkeypox in Thailand was likely contracted inside of the country, suggesting earlier, unidentified cases. The Nigerian man arrived in Thailand on October 24 and spent some time in Chiang Mai before moving to Phuket where he stayed the majority of his stint in Thailand. According to Dr Wasun Chantratita, the man was in Thailand the entire time, so […]

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Pretty clear, he wasnt the first case. And that must have been clear from the start when he reported with symptoms. One of the first things that must have been done is checking which flight he came with: 'Oh dear, 8 months ago? Boss, we have a problem.'

So will any official who proudly announced 'the first case' be charged with 'spreading fake news'?

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 There’s now some debate over the fate of the Nigerian man, as Cambodian police plan on prosecuting him for his illegal entry into the country, while the Ministry of Public Health is insisting he be sent back to Thailand to be prosecuted for violating the Communicable Diseases Act. 

Come on Thailand, can't you wait till he has done his time in Cambodia? Wait a little bit, it is not that you would give him another penalty for the same reasons. 

Your's is overstaying and violenting the  CDA, not illegal entry.


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