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Bangkok tops list of deadly coronavirus risk

Reports say Bangkok is in the middle of the traffic between China and other parts of Asia and this make it a high priority risk

Bangkok should be on your not-to-travel list this month and the next month. It tops the list of cities most in danger of catching the deadly coronavirus.

It gets so many travellers from China and if you want to know, New York, LA and London are all at risk too.

Academics at University of Southampton mapped global threat using travel data, reports Daily Mail.

Thailand registered 14 patients and six were treated and discharged from hospital as of Thursday.

The other eight remained at the hospital. Thailand says a total of 202 people were under observations.

However, most of them were suffering from influenza, says Bankok Post.

Thailand also registered the first local infected with the virus. Indonesia is the other Southeast Asia nation to record a local struck with the virus so far.

The Indonesian who returned from china began complaining of coughing and colds and was tested positive.

The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed a 73-year-old woman as the first Thai found infected.

The woman fell ill after returning from the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

ALL OVER CHINA

As expected, the infection has now reached all over China with infections recorded in all 31 provincial-level regions.

A case is even reported in the remote Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. 

Here is the latest on the virus:

ANGER AT THAI GOVERNMENT

The Thai government stepped up efforts to contain the contagion two days ago.

This is after public accusations of the government of prioritising tourism with thousands visiting from Wuhan in January.

The authorities say there is no instances of human-to-human transmission. But said an outbreak in the country’s tourism hotspots was possible.

Public anger at the government’s handling of the outbreak grew with allegations of putting profit ahead of health.

hashtag criticising the government was trending on social media at the weekend, says The Guardian.


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