As the Delta variant of coronavirus rips through Thailand, entire households are being infected

As the Delta variant of coronavirus rips through Thailand, entire households are being infected

As the Delta variant of coronavirus rips through Thailand, entire households are being infected By South-East Asia correspondent Mazoe Ford and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat in Bangkok Living as a large family under the same roof during a COVID-19 lockdown would be challenging at the best of times, but imagine there are 14 of you and 11 are infected with the virus. That is the situation for Chaniya Tusamut's family in Thailand's capital Bangkok. The 47-year-old was in tears as she told the ABC how heartbreaking it had been as one relative after another tested positive. The oldest was 76 years old and the youngest was just six. "I am so stressed, so stressed, so many of us got it," she said. "When I watched the news I thought it wouldn't happen to us, I thought we had protected ourselves and were being safe." Thailand is currently battling its third, longest-running, and most severe wave of coronavirus since the pandemic began. Since April there have been more than 420,000 cases and more than 3,600 deaths. Daily case numbers hit a new record …
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