Thailand: Only one Covid-19 case reported as Yemeni falls to his death from Chiang Mai hotel

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BANGKOK, Aug 29 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported a new case in state quarantine over a 24-hour period on Saturday (August 29), the 96th day without any domestic cases in Thailand since May.

The new patient had returned from the Netherlands.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand stood at 3,411 (474 in state quarantine), of whom 111 are in hospital and 3,242 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 58.

As of 10am (Thai time), the total number of confirmed cases globally rose to 24.9 million. Of them, 17.29 million have recovered, while over 841,000 have died so far.T

Thailand ranks 121st for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 6.09 million, followed by Brazil 3.81 million, India 3.46 million, Russia 980,405 and Peru 629,961.

Meanwhile, the sensational news of the day came when In a suspected case of suicide, a Yemeni boxer reportedly jumped to his death from his hotel room in Chiang Mai province.

Chang Phueak Police Station in Muang district was informed about a man falling from a hotel located on Chang Phueak Road in Sriphum subdistrict at night on Friday (August 28).

Police found the body of Ahmed al-Aidros, 23, a Yemeni national, with multiple injuries caused by the fall.Police questioned his Thai girlfriend on the fifth floor of the hotel.

She reportedly told police that the deceased was a boxer who had been living in Thailand for over two years and had participated in various boxing tournaments throughout Thailand.

“Two days ago, he picked me up from Phuket to go on a trip to Chiang Mai,” she said.

“Last night we talked about him being unable to find a boxing job due to Covid-19 before I went to bed, as we were planning to travel to Phrae the next day. Then I saw him walking out to the balcony, probably to smoke a cigarette, I thought, but he never returned until I got up to check and saw that he had already jumped out.”

Police speculated that the deceased might have decide to commit suicide due to the stress of being out of a job.

The deceased’s body was sent to Maharaj Nakhon Chiang Mai Hospital for detailed autopsy to determine the cause of death. Police have also informed the consulate-general's office of Yemen in Bangkok to contact the deceased’s relatives. - The Nation Thailand/Asian News Network
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