Thailand: ”First international COVID-19 case”

The outbreak reaches beyond China for the first time, with the first international case confirmed in Thailand. “The possibility of cases being identified in other countries was not unexpected, and reinforces why WHO calls for ongoing active monitoring and preparedness in other countries,” the organisation said. “The patient’s full exposure history is under investigation. She reported a history of visiting a local fresh market in Wuhan on a regular basis prior to the onset of illness on January 5, 2020; however, she did not report visiting the Huanan South China Seafood Market from where most of the cases were detected.”