NONTHABURI, Oct 9 (TNA) — The Bureau of General Communicable Diseases has warned people not to be reckless with the coronavirus disease 2019 that produces similar symptoms as common colds.
Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the bureau, said people could easily have a cold during presently fluctuating weather conditions and symptoms of COVID-19 and common colds were very similar.
People should monitor their symptoms and those of others close to them. The people who had a fever, sore throat, respiratory symptoms, and loss of taste or smell after visiting a crowded place should wear face masks and see a doctor for immediate diagnosis, he said.
At present, most COVID-19 patients in Thailand are arrivals and more than 80% of them are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, officials were concerned about the possibility of COVID-19 transmission from illegal migrants because the disease was spreading in a neighboring country, Dr Sophon said.
Transmission from illegal migrants could affect the life and economy of Thai people, so everyone should watch out for illegal migrants while seriously protecting themselves from the disease by wearing face masks, washing hands and avoiding crowded places, he said.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration reported six new COVID-19 cases comprising two each from Myanmar and the United States and one each from Nepal and Norway. All of them were quarantined arrivals.
Total COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose to 3,628. Of them, 2,445 were locally infected and 690 cases were detected in quarantine facilities. The center reported that 3,441 cases recovered and 128 others were at hospitals. The death told remained unchanged at 59. (TNA)