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100+ people cleared who COVID-infected French woman on Samui

More than 100 people tested negative after came into contact with a French woman found to be infected with COVID-19 on Koh Samui.

Koh Samui Hospital director Veerasak Lorthongkum said today that even the 30 highest-risk people, including the woman’s husband, son, and those seated near her aboard a Bangkok Airways flight showed no signs of infection, three days after her illness was announced. 

The 57-year-old woman traveled to the island after being released from quarantine. The virus was detected on fitness equipment at the Samut Prakan province hotel where she had been quarantined, according to disease control official Opas Kankawinpong. 

Because she had not yet produced antibodies, Opas said she likely contracted COVID-19 in Thailand after arriving from France.

On Friday, health officials broke the news to alert island residents to take caution as the woman…

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