AYUTTHAYA, Sept 18 (TNA) – Fourteen contacts of Myanmar migrants, who returned from Thailand to their home country and were found to be infected with Covid-19, tested negative for the coronavirus, said Ayutthaya governor Panu Yaemsri.
The mother and her two-year-old son stayed in Ayutthaya province before returning to Myawaddy. Thai public health officials have cooperated with Myanmar officials in conducting the disease investigation.
The woman worked in a housing estate in Ayutthaya province and quit her job on June 25 before going to Tak’s Mae Sot district, bordering Myanmar on September 2. They stayed overnight there in a rented room and crossed the border to Myanmar on September 3.
Contact tracing found 16 persons, having close contact with them. They comprise eight Thais and eight migrant workers.
Out of all contacts, 14 persons tested negative for the virus and officials are looking for two others to collect samples for the testing.
The governor ordered health officials to expand the testing for people, who the patients may have come in contact with. (TNA)