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Covid-19 infected nurses are staff at Bangkok’s BNH Hospital

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Although reports are fairly vague about the recent Covid-19 cases involving Bangkok medical workers, BNH Hospital confirms that 4 of its staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. The hospital says preventative measures are in place to make sure the hospital is “infection free,” but adds that those concerned with visiting the hospital can do a consultation online.

The hospital says the staff members worked at an alternative state quarantine facility. Health officials suspect a nurse contracted the virus while taking temperatures of a family of 3 in the ASQ facility, who were infected with the virus, and then passed the virus to her colleagues. The Bangkok Post reports a total of 5 nurses have tested positive for Covid-19.

Reports do not say if the health staff worked at the hospital after working at the ASQ facility. Director general of communicable diseases, Sophon Iamsirithaworn, told the Bangkok Post in an earlier report that 745 hospital staff members tested negative for Covid-19.

BNH Hospital released a statement saying the hospital is treating the infected workers under strict protocols and they have been working with the Public Health Ministry to track down those who were in close contact with the workers and are at risk of infection.

“Other staff who carry a high risk of having close contact with the infected staff have also been quarantined, while those carrying a low risk were tested and all have negative results.”

“The hospital has also employed preventive measures to make sure that all areas of the facility are infection-free. If you are still concerned about the risk of infection at the hospital, you can opt to receive consultation services through our virtual platform online.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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