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Samut Sakhon outbreak reaches 689 cases, spreads to Bangkok and Samut Prakan

Tanutam Thawan

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There’s been an update in Covid-19 cases stemming from the Samut Sakhon outbreak. Thailand’s Public Health Ministry have now upgraded the provincial cluster, including mostly Burmese migrant worker, to 689 cases, all identified through contact tracing. Most worked in and around the provinces coastal fishing market according to the Department of Disease Control.

Some traced cases have been located in Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Bangkok and Samut Prakan. All have so far been traced to the original source of the market.

The numbers are expected to rise as the testing, tracing and quarantining process continues. Importantly, the Department of Disease Control claim they have “the situation under control”.

For now, only Samut Sakhon is on a strict “lockdown” with non-essential travel banned in and out of the province plus a nightly curfew imposed until at least January 3. Migrant dormitories and camps have are now on “hard lockdown”. Some of the camps have been secured with barbed wire fences and migrant workers have been instructed not to leave the area.

The DDC ask that “the public should remain calm and trust in Thailand’s sophisticated health care system and ability for tracking and tracing”. They maintain that Thailand “has been ready for another outbreak”.

At this stage the DDC say there has been no credible evidence that seafood from the market, or seafood in general, could spread Covid-19 but is urging the public to have their meals hot and not eat them raw.

At this stage the government haven’t announced any extension to neighbouring provinces.

More information about the Samut Sakhon outbreak HERE.

 

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    Alte Ledertasche

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Sofisticated healthcare system…..LOL. In Thailand. What kind of BS is that please ?

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      Issan John

      Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Maybe you’d like to explain how the healthcare system works here, for farangs and Thais, from your obviously extensive knowledge?

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    Dirty Farang

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    These f*cking farangs. These farang tourists. Many are dressed dirtily and never shower. The embassies should be notified and the public should be informed too. They need to be kicked out of Thailand!

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      CleanFarang

      Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      This outbreak Congress from Myanmar. Farangs are not involved, boomer.

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      Issan John

      Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:06 am

      They have been. Ask Toby A.

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        Peter File

        Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:52 am

        You’re one of them.

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    Rasputin

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    They need to be kicked out of Thailand!

    I thought most of the “Dirty Farangs” had already been thrown out, I wonder what the excuse will be this time, assuming it’s about to kick off again.

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    joe

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    well here goes does the dirty foreigner mean the cheap Asian labor or all foreigners..from what I see no social distancing at all so let’s work together on this wash hands distancing mask wearing if not your attention is invited to look at the USA Europe .ok you get the idea

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    Ian

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Ive been saying for weeks covid will eventually get Thailand ,and yes its not the dirty farang fault you tried Thailand but the damn wall is now cracked ,contained my arse lol

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    Ben

    Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Thailand has done a good job of containing the virus. Situations like people sneaking across the Myanmar border are going to happen and they’ll now have to deal with it. With active cases in the hundreds they have a shot at minimizing the negative impact on Thai society unlike what’s happened in the west. Track and trace until vaccine’s and treatments show up to save the day.

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      Issan John

      Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Agreed, Ben.

      It’s impossible to seal the country off given the borders, but overall Thailand’s done outstandingly. Whether that’s down to the authorities or the Thai people, or both, is arguable, but either way credit should be given where it’s due.

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    Kiwi

    Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Maybe now that %umps out of a job, Thailand Gov could employ him to build a wall along the boarder?

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