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Japanese man found with COVID-19 after departing Thailand now tested negative

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Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. Photo: Hideyuki KAMON / flickr.

BANGKOK(NNT)-A Japanese man who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, after travelling from Thailand to Japan, took a second verifying test at a Japanese hospital, the result of which was negative, leaving the possibility that his initial test may have produced a false positive.

Concerns have been raised again regarding COVID-19 in Thailand after a Japanese man reportedly tested positive for the virus after arriving back in Japan from Thailand.

The 47-year-old had his saliva collected for his COVID-19 test at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on 8 August. The test, intended to detect traces of coronavirus protein, returned a positive result.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Tanakorn Sangiam,
Rewriter: hugh brammar
National News Bureau of Thailand

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