BANGKOK, Sept 12 (TNA) – A veteran virologist confirmed that the incubation period of the coronavirus disease 2019 in most cases is within 14 days after exposure.
Prof Dr Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, wrote in his Facebook page in relation to the COVID-19 infection of a footballer of the Buriram United Football Club.
He wrote that the incubation period was within 14 days in 95% of infected people. It can be longer than 21 days in very rare cases or less than 1% of infected people.
The 14-day quarantine complies with the international standard, he said.
The infected football player had been quarantined for 14 days as required by the Ministry of Public Health. Afterwards he mainly stayed with three close friends, who tested negative for the disease. Therefore, it was likely that the footballer had contracted COVID-19 in the country where he had left for Thailand.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration reported today that five more COVID-19 patients were confirmed and raised total cases to 3,466.
The five new cases consisted of the Uzbekistani football player whose case was confirmed yesterday, one person arriving from Japan, two others from India and another from the United Arab Emirates. (TNA)