UPDATE: Nigerian man who was Thailand’s first verified case of monkeypox arrested in Cambodia

Phuket, Thailand, Cambodia –

A Nigerian man who was confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox was arrested in Cambodia.

Our previous story:

A 27-year-old Nigerian man in Phuket has been confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox.

A Nigerian man in Phuket who has been confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox is being traced by Thai police after officials have been unable to contact him and the man has disappeared. It has now been discovered the man is not a recent tourist but on overstay since last year.

It is being reported by multiple news sources that a Nigerian man who has been confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox and is on overstay has already left Phuket.

According to multiple other Thai media and law enforcement sources, a foreign man identified as Thailand’s first case of monkeypox has fled to Cambodia through natural channels illegally.

Now for our updated story:

The Thai News Agency reported last evening (July 23rd) that the Nigerian man has been arrested by police at an apartment in Phnom Penh. He was first taken to a hospital.

A press conference and more details are expected tomorrow, July 24th.

This is a developing story. TPN media will continue to provide updates on this story as they come in.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.