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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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  1. Issan John

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Why, under current quarantine regs, were any guests in quarantine being “served meals”?

    Stand-by for a LOT more similar cases when the quarantine restrictions are reduced and “quarantined” guests allowed to use more hotel and local facilities whilst in “quarantine” and allowed to “mingle”, use dining rooms, etc.

    It’s simply inevitable that staff and other guests will catch and pass on the virus once “quarantined” guests are allowed to “mingle” – the guests will simply not be “quarantined” any more, either by international standards or by any recognised definition.

  2. Andy W

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    The back story of how she caught it sounds a bit “Thai TV drama” convenient.

  3. Paul

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:28 am

    @ Andy W .
    I totally agree with you regarding the drama , they need to point the finger or blame on something which is not them then they will come up that the cook she is illegal immigrants and they do not know how she got in ….

  4. Bart Smarstard

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Hey Matt Miran, I’m after one of those Tin Foil Hats, where did you get yours buddy?

  5. Glenn

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Matt, the few at the top are the plan and know, many in the middle go with the flow and do as they are told, and the street level officials are dumb as a rock.

    NEVER attribute stupidity to the high exec level people. They PLAY dumb, they PLAY stupid, because most people believe it. NEVER believe that.

  6. Glenn

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:28 am

    “Most people have reported symptoms of a fever, coughing, runny nose, sore throat and headache”

    Oh the horror, the carnage, the human misery. Quick, the leaders must prepare a color coded plan to save everyone from everyone. Fever – red, cough – orange, sniffles – pink, sore throat – yellow, and headache – purple. There, the ‘authorities have solved the common cold.

    When will the public ever wake up enough to realize they’ve been through a year of obedience training and a govt/big corp fear propaganda campaign !

    woof woof, puppies, take of your face diapers.

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