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Thai Prime Minister Self Isolates After Covid Exposure at Phuket Reopening

  • Prayuth’s contact tested positive after Phuket event
  • Thailand is under grip of its worst wave of infections
Prayuth Chan-Ocha 

Prayuth Chan-Ocha 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha will isolate at home for a week after he came into close contact with a person who later tested positive for coronavirus during events held to mark the reopening of resort island Phuket to vaccinated foreign tourists.

The premier, who has received two AstraZeneca vaccine doses, will continue his work as usual, including closely following the coronavirus outbreak situation in the country, according to Anucha Burapachaisri, a government spokesman.