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Pattaya beach clean up

Jack Burton

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Today was another of Pattaya’s “Big Cleaning Days” but considerably more serious than the usual beach cleanups.

As soon as it was reported that a 67 year old Belgian tourist has been confirmed as infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus , a major scrub was undertaken in the areas he’d visited. The man arrived in Thailand on March 3, had drinks in Pattaya, spent the night in a hotel, and went to stay at his wife’s house in Phetchabun province, north of Bangkok. He became ill on March 10 and went to a private hospital, where the Covid-19 diagnosis was later made.

Pattaya’s Public Health and environment officials immediately began sanitising a beer bar on Soi Pattaya 8 where the man drank, his hotel, Walking Street, the port and a market. Special attention was paid to ATMs, shop door handles and other surfaces that are frequently touched. People with whom he may have been in close contact were notified and asked to remain at home for 14 days of quarantine while being monitored.

Pattaya beach clean up | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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