Thailand's two deputy prime ministers test positive for Covid-19 after overseas trips

Jurin Laksanavisit, one of Thailand's Deputy Prime Ministers and also the Commerce Minister. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

BANGKOK, June 28 (Xinhua): Thailand's two deputy prime ministers, Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanavisit, have tested positive for Covid-19 after overseas visits, local media reported Tuesday.

Anutin, who is also the country's public health minister, and Jurin, who is also the commerce minister, were both confirmed as being infected days after they returned from abroad.

Anutin returned to Thailand on Sunday after attending the 50th meeting of the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board in Geneva, Switzerland, while Jurin returned from a trip to Britain, according to local media reports.

Anutin reportedly had muscle pains and a sore thoat.

Jurin is working from home and he said the infection was not due to the face mask mandate, according to local media.

Both were recommended for a one-week isolation, according to local media.

On Tuesday, Thailand reported 1,761 new confirmed cases and 13 additional fatalities, said the country's Ministry of Public Health. - Xinhua

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