Thailand warns of COVID-19 spread via shared smoking, drinks

VNA
Thailand on March 13 issued a new warning about the possibility of infection of SARS-CoV-2 at parties or gatherings after 13 people who shared cigarettes and whisky in a party were confirmed to have COVID-19 the day earlier.

Thai Health Minister Sukhum Kanchanapimai  (Photo: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/)

Thai Health Minister Sukhum Kanchanapimai (Photo: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/)

Thai Health Minister Sukhum Kanchanapimai told the local press that sharing drinks, cigarettes and not avoiding social activities after returning from an at-risk country was an inappropriate behaviour.
One of those had earlier been in contact with tourists from Hong Kong, he said.
On March 13, Thailand reported five more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 75.
Among the cases confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Thailand, one has died while 35 others have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

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