CCSA Update: ASQ cook causes Covid-19 cluster

CCSA spokesperson Apisamai Srirangson / Photo courtesy of the Thai government

Health officials say a cook at an Alternative State Quarantine hotel in Bangkok is the source of a new Covid-19 cluster of infections in Samut Prakan, just southeast of the capital. The Bangkok Post called the 28 year old cook “careless.”

The woman, who worked as for the catering department of an ASQ hotel, sometimes did not wear gloves and didn’t wash her hands after she served meals and collected trash from the guests, according to assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Apisamai Srirangson.

On March 17, the woman lost her sense of smell and taste. She also had a fever. 5 days later, she tested positive for Covid-19. So far, 9 cases are linked to the cook. Most people have reported symptoms of a fever, coughing, runny nose, sore throat and headache.

CCSA daily report

42 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 1,343 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic, the CCSA has reported a total of 28,868 coronavirus infections and 94 deaths.

Out of the 42 new cases, 19 were local transmissions in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan. 5 cases were detected in proactive testing in Bangkok and Samut Sakhon. The other 18 cases were detected in quarantine for those arriving to Thailand from overseas.

CCSA Update: ASQ cook causes Covid-19 cluster | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

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