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Coronavirus

Thousands line up for tests amid Thailand virus outbreak

Seafood market in Samut Sakhon province is epicenter of the new cluster

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) -- Thousands of people lined up for coronavirus tests in a province near Bangkok on Sunday, as Thai authorities scrambled to contain an outbreak of the virus that has infected nearly 700 people.

Triple lines of mainly migrant workers stretched for around 100 meters in one location alone, at Mahachai in Samut Sakhon province, as health officials in mobile units methodically took nasal swabs. There were three locations in total in the area.

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