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2 of Thailand's new coronavirus patients had been in Hokkaido

Health ministry criticizes patients for not disclosing travel history

Thai Airways crew disinfect the cabin of an aircraft at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Jan. 28. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand reported three new cases of a coronavirus on Wednesday, taking total infections to 40, health ministry officials said, criticizing patients for not disclosing their travel history.

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul asked the Thai public to avoid travelling to affected countries and called on airlines to refrain from luring travelers with promotions.

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