The Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri examined optimistic for Covid-19 and has been admitted to the hospital for therapy. Previous to testing optimistic for the virus, the governor had an hour-long assembly on Sunday with public well being officers, together with Deputy Prime Minister and Public Well being Minister Anutin Charnvirakul who’s now in quarantine at his dwelling.
The Centre for Covid-19 State of affairs Administration spokesperson Taweeslip Visanuyothin confirmed the governor’s optimistic outcome at the moment. Greater than 1,000 individuals in Samut Sakhon have examined optimistic for Covid-19, Most circumstances are linked to a seafood market in Mahachai and affecting a big migrant group who work within the fishing hub.
“The official has been working laborious within the province and been uncovered to a excessive danger of contracting the illness, regardless of taking precautions.”
The entire well being officers wore masks all through Sunday’s assembly on the Samut Sakhon Hospital. Anutin says medical doctors take into account him at low danger of catching the virus as a result of he wore a masks.
Following the governor’s optimistic take a look at outcome, Anutin had a swab take a look at. He says his first take a look at was unfavorable. Check outcomes from the opposite senior officers on the assembly are pending.
CCSA Replace: 144 new Covid-19 circumstances
144 new Covid-19 circumstances had been reported at the moment within the CCSA’s each day briefing. Lots of the circumstances are linked to the outbreaks at a Samut Sakhon seafood market and at a Rayong playing den. 15 of these circumstances had been detected in quarantine from these arriving in Thailand from abroad.
Thailand’s complete variety of confirmed circumstances is raised to six,285 with 4,180 recoveries. 2,045 individuals are presently receiving medical therapy for the coronavirus, a file excessive in energetic circumstances in Thailand.
The Samut Sakhon outbreak, simply southwest of Bangkok, affected a big migrant group. In mass testing rolled out after the latest spike in circumstances, 14 extra migrant staff examined optimistic for Covid-19, the CCSA introduced at the moment. Altogether, 1,370 migrant staff have examined optimistic for the virus, Taweeslip says.
New circumstances linked to the “Samut Sakhon cluster” embrace 2 circumstances in Pathum Thani, 2 in Nonthaburi, 2 in Nakhon Nayok, 17 in Nakhon Pathom, 5 in Samut Prakan, 10 in Bangkok and 1 every in Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon and Sukhothai.
For circumstances associated to the “Rayong cluster,” 21 new Covid-19 circumstances had been reported in Rayong, 1 in Chon Buri and 1 in Chiang Mai.
Well being officers say 49 circumstances are below investigation to find out the supply of the an infection. Circumstances below investigation embrace 7 in Bangkok, 5 in Chon Buri, 35 in Rayong, 1 in Nakhon Pathom and 1 in Nonthaburi.
SOURCES: Bangkok Put up | Nation Thailand
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