6 Thai soldiers returning from military exercise in Hawaii test positive for COVID-19

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BANGKOK, July 25 (Xinhua) — Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reassured the public Saturday that the six Thai soldiers who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Hawaii are currently in state quarantine centers.

The six soldiers were part of the 150 Thai soldiers who participated in the military operation called “Lightning Forge 2020” since July 1.

All returned to Thailand on July 22. Ten had high fever. Later six out of the ten soldiers tested positive for COVID-19.

The CCSA said that the six patients, aged between 20 and 32, had fever, cough, runny nose, rashes and diarrhea and were deemed patients under investigation.

The CCSA had earlier warned all Thais in the United States to stay vigilant, as the latter had recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday, as well as more than 73,700 new COVID-19 cases, its second-highest single-day increase.

Meanwhile in Thailand, the country had reported zero cases of local transmission for the past two months.

Three new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Thailand on Saturday, all imported and are in state quarantine. Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,282. Enditem

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