Thai media report about 29-year-old Israeli Ohad Baruch, who was sent to isolation in a hotel in Bangkok, but left without waiting for the result of a PCR test. The man took a taxi and went to the resort town of Pattaya at his destination. While he was driving to the resting place, the hotel where he had a room received a message that his test was positive.
A local police spokesman said that the police had filed a report on the Israeli and had taken him into custody.
According to local media reports, Baruch himself surrendered to the authorities.
The chief of the district police, police officers, the migration service and representatives of the local health ministry met him at about 12:30 pm yesterday at a local restaurant. After being questioned on the spot, he was taken by ambulance to a hospital on Kosmoy Island for a second examination. The test result showed that the man was infected with the Delta strain.
In fact, according to the hotelier, the Israeli demanded to accommodate him, refusing to show his documents. As a result, he rented a car and drove off to travel further, so the search was no joke.
This offense carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and/or a fine of 40,000 baht. which is about 3750 shekels.
Baruch could also face charges as a foreign citizen who did not stay in a place where he was allowed to stay in the country. This offense carries a fine of up to 5,000 baht.
Ohad Baruch himself claims that there was a misunderstanding and that in the meantime, another test for the crown turned out to be negative. but at the moment there is not a single source confirming this.