Students during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Thailand

UK variant fuelling Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19

After wreaking havoc overseas, the highly-contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has entered Thailand and sparked a fresh nationwide outbreak centred on nightspots in Bangkok’s upmarket Thong Lor area.

This latest wave of COVID-19 transmissions has triggered even greater alarm, as evidence shows that the UK variant is 1.7 more contagious and deadlier than other strains.

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By Thai PBS World


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