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Covid-19 patient in Phuket worked at Thong Lor nightlife venue




Phuket health chief / Photo via Facebook/สสจ.ภูเก็ต

A Covid-19 patient in Phuket worked at an entertainment venue in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area where a cluster of coronavirus infections have been reported.

The 29 year old woman worked as a receptionist at a venue on Thong Lor. Reports don’t say which bar she worked at, but dozens of Covid-19 cases are linked to bars and pubs in the area.

A customer told the bar that they tested positive for Covid-19 on April 1. It’s unclear if the receptionist heard about the Covid-19 infection. The day after the customer confirmed their infection, the receptionist travelled to Phuket.

She found out later that night that 2 of her co-workers at the Thong Lor bar tested positive for Covid-19. She experienced symptoms of fever, a runny nose and cough the following morning.

The patient’s timeline:

  • April 1: A customer reports that they are infected with Covid-19.
  • April 2: The woman travelled by van to Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport. She boarded a flight to Phuket at 1:15pm. She had a headache during the flight. She travelled by taxi to a hotel in the Mueang district and then ate with her boyfriend and his family. At 7pm, she heard that 2 of her co-workers tested positive for Covid-19. At 8pm, she had a fever and moved to another hotel in the area.
  • April 3: She had symptoms of a fever, runny nose and a cough. She went to a hospital and tested positive for Covid-19.

Health officials in Phuket are investigating. Bar hopping and partying has led to a spread of Covid-19 cases in Bangkok, and now Phuket. A band member who attended 3 large “Kolour” parties over the weekend has tested positive for Covid-19.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Looks like honeymoon for Phuket is over, best they step up vaccinations, or we are all going to be locked down again, irresponsible holding these mass music events at times like this, we had almost turned the corner

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    J West

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Agreed Maverick. Every time I refresh the numbers get higher. The bar scene pics look frightening and I worry for the children who’d distanced themselves from logical self-preservation. A new story that emerged of a Bangkok music school closed due to privately confirmed outbreak ( one of the teachers tested positive and hundreds must now test) has taken off because teachers were freelancing in private homes expanding the circle exponentially. Hope not…but I think we may see more…and for mass tourism to get shelved yet again.

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