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Covid-19 found on doorknobs at quarantine facility where health workers tested positive

Maya Taylor



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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has confirmed that traces of the virus have been found on doorknobs at an alternative state quarantine facility, where a number of healthcare workers tested positive. CCSA spokesman Taweesin Wissanuyothin has called on cleaning staff in the facility to disinfect door handles and not just floors.

Yesterday, Thailand reported 15 new cases in quarantine, including 3 linked to the Burmese border town of Tachileik, which were recorded in the northern province of Chiang Rai . The 12 other infections were imported from the United Arab Emirates, the UK, India, Hong Kong, Hungary, France, Bahrain, the US, and Brazil. To date, Thailand has recorded 4,261 cases of the virus, with 60 deaths.

There have been no local cases since December 7, after a small outbreak in the north of the country was brought under control. A spate of cases was discovered after a number of Thai nationals working in Tachileik sneaked back into Thailand illegally.

Taweesin says that once Thailand goes 14 days without a local case of transmission, the country can once again be considered safe from Covid-19, with the exception of its quarantine facilities.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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    Alte Ledertasche

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    LOL…did anybody who stayed in a hotel in Thailand actually expected something else ? Cleaning has never been spot on in the industry – it even lacks in so called 5 star facilities.

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      Issan John

      Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      In an ASQ facility?


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    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    bla bla bla fear porn.

    You want good fear porn?

    Wait till the reports start saying MOSQUITOS are spreading CV….

    wait for it…

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      Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      It said somewhere recently that the song ‘Happy Birthday’ shouldn’t be sang at parties! Why? Because the ‘B’ and ‘P’ sounds, helped to omit sputum into the immediate environment!

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    Mister Stretch

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Only floors are being disinfected in ASQs? Every surface a person may touch should be disinfected.

    This thing IS dangerous, I’ve lost three friends in the last week…so no, Glenn it isn’t fear porn.

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