Fighters tested positive for COVID-19 at Muay Thai event

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More people who attended a Muay Thai boxing event in Thailand on March 6 have tested positive for COVID-19, reports thaipbsworld.com.

The mayor of the Chachoengsao provincial administration, Kitti Paopiamsap, announced that he has been treated after catching coronavirus March 6 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and most populous city.

Actor, manager and Muay Thai fighter Matthew Deane, who participated in an event there March 6, announced Friday through a video post to his Instagram account that he was being treated after testing positive for COVID-19, too.

Muay Thai boxing shows are regularly held at the Lumpinee venue.

Thaipbsworld.com also reported that army special advisor general Nathaporn Srisawat announced major-general Rachit Aarunwong is infected with COVID-19.

Aarunwong is president of the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, as well as director of Thailand’s Army Welfare Department. He is being treated in a hospital.

21 professional boxing cards already have been held in Thailand in 2020, according to boxrec.com.

There is one event currently on Thailand’s boxing calendar, scheduled for April 4.

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