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515 test positive for Covid at construction site in Nonthaburi, mostly migrant workers

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Another construction site, this time in Nonthaburi, north of Bangkok, has reported an outbreak of Covid-19 after active testing revealed 515 people infected with Covid-19, over half of the 959 total workers who were there and screened. The worksite, Sin0-Thai, has been ordered to close.

The majority of those who tested positive were asymptomatic, according to provincial health officials who performed the pro-active screening. This Covid-19 outbreak follows last week’s outbreak, also in a construction site in the nearby Lak Si district, for the Italy-Thai company, just south of the Don Mueang International Airport. It has already been closed down and the residents quarantined.

A small fraction of the infected were Thai nationals (43), with the rest being from Burmese (265) and Cambodians (207).

The sick workers are currently being treated in a field hospital in the province, while the non-infected are isolated in a housing facility for quarantine. Entering or leaving the facility is not allowed at the moment.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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Jack Arthur

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

One Comment

  1. When is the government going to wake up that these types of work places are breading grounds for covid, forget about testing, vaccinating all workers at these work places should be a priority.

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