Thailand reports first coronavirus death in over 100 days

Thailand reported its first coronavirus death in more than 100 days.
Thailand reported its first coronavirus death in more than 100 days.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand on Friday (Sept 18) reported its first coronavirus death in more than 100 days, a health official said, after an infected Thai citizen returned from abroad earlier this month.

The 54-year-old man, who was an interpreter based in Saudi Arabia working for the Thai Labour Ministry, had been treated in a Bangkok hospital for two weeks and died on Friday, Dr Somsak Akksilp, head of the Department Medical Services, told Reuters.

Officials will hold a briefing on the case at 0730 GMT.