Thai student in Egypt dies of COVID-19: embassy

Photo: Royal Thai Embassy, Cairo / Facebook
Photo: Royal Thai Embassy, Cairo / Facebook

A 26-year-old Thai student has died of COVID-19 in Egypt, the Thai embassy in Cairo confirmed yesterday, marking the first known Thai coronavirus victim there.

The Thai Embassy in Egypt announced online Tuesday that a third-year student at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University had become severely ill since Friday. Neither the student’s identity nor gender were immediately identified. He or she died at a hospital yesterday morning due to COVID-19-related pneumonia.

Since the pandemic began, at least 127 Thais living in Egypt have been infected with COVID-19. Of those, 100 are still being treated at hospitals. 

Egypt as of Tuesday has confirmed over 92,000 infections with 4,600 deaths. 

In a statement, the Thai embassy advised Thais living in Egypt to avoid crowded venues as much as possible and wear face masks every time they leave their residences.

Thais in Egypt can contact the embassy via +201-0194-01243 and Facebook.

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