Thailand confirms first local cases of coronavirus variant

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has confirmed its first local cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom (UK), raising the likelihood that it is facing a new wave of the pandemic, a senior doctor
said yesterday.

The variant was found in blood samples from 24 people in a new cluster of cases involving customers of nightlife venues in the capital, Bangkok, said Dr Yong Pooworavan, a virologist from the Faculty of Medicine at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin