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First Thai medical professional infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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White and red face mask symbol sign. Photo: geralt / Pixabay.

A Thai medic, who did not wear a face mask or protective gown while treating COVID-19 patients, has contracted the disease, said Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Disease Control Department, today.

The new patient, the first medical professional to be infected while performing their duty, brings the number of Thailand’s confirmed COVID-19 cases to 34.

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By Thai PBS World