Man arrested after threatening to infect locals with coronavirus in Lamphun

A man was arrested in Lamphun last night, March 23 after he threatened to infect locals with coronavirus on Facebook.

The arrest took place in Mueang Lamphun at around 9 p.m.

Details are somewhat slim with the man believed to have been a psychiatric patient.

He was taken to Lamphun Hospital where he was sedated then tested by epidemiologists, psychiatrists and physicians. He was also given a COVID-19 test and found to be free of the virus.

As of 11 a.m. March 24 there are no cases of coronavirus in Lamphun however there are five people currently under observation in the province with test results being waited on.

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