First COVID-19 Delta case turns up in Phuket

Nai Thon Beach in Phuket

Nai Thon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Photo: Marc van der Chijs / flickr.

PHUKET: The first case of the Delta variant has been confirmed on the tourist island as the province decided to close all schools until July 23 after a surge in infections.

Koosak Kookiattikul, chief of the Phuket public health office, said the province found the first patient infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19, the strain first discovered in India. The strain analysis was confirmed by the medical science centre on Friday.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Achadtaya Chuenniran

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