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235 people in 10 Thai provinces infected with Covid variant first found in India


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235 people in 10 of Thailand’s 77 provinces have tested positive for the Covid-19 variant first found in India. Most of the cases are linked to an outbreak at a construction camp in Bangkok’s Laksi district. Thailand’s Department of Medical Sciences tested samples from 3,964 Covid-19 patients to detect mutated variants of the virus. 235 of the samples were positive for the B.1.617.2 strain which was first found in India. The majority of the samples tested positive for the B.1.1.7 variant which was first detected in the UK and is said to be the cause of the recent wave of […]

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With this Delta Covid strain allegedly being more contagious than the currently predominant one, we're far from being out of the woods yet, I fear.

And this is all down to one concentrated outbreak in a construction workers' camp. Just how the Public Health Ministry can counter further, similar outbreaks remains to be seen.

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