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8 hospitals across Thailand forced to close after healthcare workers contract Covid-19

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8 Thai hospitals are temporarily closed after patients hid the fact that they were infected with Covid-19 and passed the virus on to hospital staff. Other staff members have had to self-isolate. According to Thai PBS World, the 8 affected hospitals are as follows:

Chiang Rai
Mae Sai Hospital, closed until May 16. 88 medical staff quarantined.

Nakhon Sawan
Chumsaeng Hospital closed until May 7. 1 medical worker infected.

Chai Nat
Ruam Paet Chai Nat Hospital 1 closed until May 12. 1 medic infected.

Lop Buri
Nong Muang Hospital closed until May 14. 1 staff member infected.

Nakhon Pathom
Samphran Hospital surgical ward closed until May 10. 40 medical staff quarantined.

Surat Thani
Bor Phud Hospital on Koh Samui closed until May 14. 7 medical staff quarantined.

Trang
Ratsada Hospital closed until May 31. 34 medics infected.

Nakhon Si Thammarat
Pipoon Hospital expected to re-open today. 2 medical staff infected.

Today, Thailand’s new cases of Covid-19 rose above the 2,000 mark, with 2,014 new infections reported. There have been an additional 31 deaths, a new high.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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