A taxi driver, the first person to test positive for the locally transmitted coronavirus has been completely cured and discharged from the hospital.
There were four Thai evacuees from Wuhan who had a fever, they were tested and found negative for the disease.
The first person to be infected in Thailand had been treated, cleared and discharged by Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute as per the Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
Furthermore, he said that all the relatives and people who were in contact with him are also free of the virus.
This person is among the 9 virus patients who have been cured and discharged. The patients in local hospitals have decreased to 16.
The minister said, “The remaining patients are recovering and are likely to be declared cured in the near future. Those who developed serious symptoms also suffer from other diseases and are old.”
As per the health officials, the first locally infected patient has been cured. He was a taxi driver, who had carried Chinese passengers. He was complimented for not driving his taxi when he felt ill and he went to see a doctor right away.
On Jan 28th, the man tested positive for the virus at Taksin Hospital in Bangkok was transferred to the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute.
At the ministry in Nonthaburi, the cab driver was present at the press conference of Mr. Anutin. He was in tears as he thanked the health personnel for bringing him back to health and for being so supportive.
He said, “I never have a bad feeling about tourists or Chinese people. They are fellow humans. Tourists provide me with living so I can support my family.”