2 more Myanmar villagers in Thailand's border district infected with COVID-19

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BANGKOK, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Two more Myanmar villagers in Mae Sot border district in northwestern Thailand have been found infected with COVID-19, confirmed a Thai government official on Saturday.

So far a total of five Myanmar people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tak province's Mae Sot district, which shares the border with Myanmar, according to Thailand's Disease Control Department Director General Ophat Karnkavinphong.

The latest patients were reported to be a couple, aged 63 and 53 years respectively, Ophat said.

They were believed to have contracted the coronavirus from their son, who was among the three Myanmar cross-border cargo truck drivers earlier confirmed to be COVID-19 positive by Thai public health authorities, according to the department chief.

The Myanmar truck driver had visited his parents at the Mae Sot community before he crossed the border back to Myawaddy township in Myanmar, Ophat said.

Meanwhile, nine local villagers, believed to be at high risk of infection due to reported contacts with the three infected Myanmar truck drivers, as well as 55 others believed to be at low risk of infection, have recently undergone tests and are currently quarantined under Thailand's anti-pandemic measures. Enditem

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