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A COVID-19 positive Thai man spat on a stranger while buying a train ticket, and died during the journey.

Articles by The Nation and the Daily Mirror confirm that the infected man had died on a train and that he had spat on a person while buying tickets.

The article published by the Daily Mirror on 2 April 2020 stated that a man with the coronavirus infection spat at another train passenger while buying tickets and was found dead in the carriage while travelling from Bangkok to Narathiwat in the south of Thailand. The director of the State Railway of Thailand has said that the stranger who was spat on, who coordinated with the railway police, was not to be found.

The article published by Thai news website The Nation on 3 April 2020 stated that a man who had returned from India had died while travelling on a train. The State Railway of Thailand announced it had disinfected and cleaned the train thoroughly. Eight train staff were ordered to stay at home for 14 days of self-quarantine.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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