French woman tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island after 14 days quarantine

Koh Samui, Surat Thani-

A French woman has tested positive for COVID – 19 on Samui Island after she was released from an alternative state quarantine in Samut Prakan.

The Thailand Department of Disease Control and Dr. Weerasak Lorthongkam, director of Koh Samui Hospital, reports that the French woman, 57, whose name was withheld for privacy, from Limoges arrived in Thailand on September 30th with her kid and her husband.

Their COVID- 19 result showed not detected twice. They were released from the state quarantine on October 15. They went to Samui Island with a Bangkok Airways flight on the same day with ten other passengers and two crew members. She also visited a 7-11 and a Big C location, however wore a mask on both visits and reportedly had limited contact.

The French woman went to a hospital on October 20th after she started to have a fever on October 17 at home after several days of self treatment in which she did not leave the home. Her COVID – 19 result confirmed positive twice eventually over the past several days. However, her child and husband have tested negative with no signs of illness and remain quarantined.

Officials are now following up on her contacts and high risk contacts which so far number about fifteen people as well as a number of low risk contacts. Authorities are asking local residents on Samui not to panic as they investigate the case. We will have further updates on this as they come in.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.