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Thailand Reports 3 Imported Covid-19 Cases … Plus ‘That’ DJ

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Thailand started what it hoped wil be another long streak without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19, reporting three cases in quarantine… along with that case of the imprisoned deejay.

After confirming on Thursday evening the first local case in 100 days, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration included the 37-year-old drug-dealing deejay in its official statistics Friday.

The three other cases were Thais who arrived from the United States, Singapore and Saudi Arabia and all are in quarantine.

Of all 3,431 cases, 3,277 recovered and 92 were at hospitals. The death toll was at 58.

The Criminal Court stated that the infected inmate came in contact with 150 officials at the court when he arrived for at the Appeal Court ruling on Aug 26. All the officials tested negative for Covid-19.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin said the inmate had been detained with 32 others. The infected man was brought to Correctional Hospital and the other inmates who shared the same cell would be quarantined for 14 days and tested for Covid-19 again.

The local infection was detected as all new inmates must be tested for Covid-19 in compliance with the strict disease-control measures of the Corrections Department, he said.