Infected American flees Chanuman hospital and causes panic in the local population
An American man, who tested positive for Covid19, has been safely hospitalized again after walking out of Chanuman hospital in the northeastern province of Amnat Charoen earlier this week for being denied a room with his Thai wife. also underwent Covid treatment.
On May 9, the man rebelled, took his possessions and went home without permission. In the village it had become like wildfire that he was infected, when the local residents saw him on the road, the police were immediately notified, who approached him at the bedroom window.
Police and the hospital’s medical team convinced him to return to the hospital. But the incident caused stress among the locals as they fear he could have spread the virus when he left the hospital.
Thai social media was inundated with angry reports of the incident, with some calling for his arrest or deportation.
In response, Chanuman’s district chief has announced that they will tighten security at the hospital to prevent future incidents of a similar nature.
The man’s name has not been given, due to his Covid-19 status, and it has not been announced whether he will suffer any consequences after his actions.
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