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People ride in the skytrain BTS wearing protective masks in Bangkok, Thailand February 13, 2020. Picture taken February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK: Thailand has recorded one new case of Covid-19 coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday.

The new case is a 35-year-old Thai woman, a medical personnel, who got the disease from contact with a patient, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a news conference.

Fourteen people have recovered and returned home.

Over 1,500 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far. - REUTERS

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