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Thai DJ Celebrity party is likely to be “super spreader” event

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The birthday party of Techin Ploypetch, better known as “DJ Matoom”, is now considered a super-spreader source of Covid-19, with 19 people already found infected after attending the event. According the CCSA spokesperson during the daily briefing today, “Transmissions in Bangkok should be highlighted. They show the possibility of a person becoming a super-spreader”.

The birth of the super spreader birthday party started with a guest to the DJ’s party who had visited a well-known entertainment venue in Chiang Mai between January 1 and 4. He sought a Covid-19 test on January 5 following news that infected people had visited the pub, but tested negative. He should have self quarantined for 14 days, but he still flew to Bangkok and then attended the DJ celebrity’s birthday party on January 9.

DJ Matoom says he met the guest, one of his friend, on January 9, but that friend didn’t know he was infected until January 19 in which he told Matoom.

According to Dr Tanarak Plipat, now acting inspector-general of the Public Health Ministry, an infected person can transmit disease to two others on average, while a “super spreader” will transmit to multiple people.

DJ Matoom and the party’s guest were criticised of violating the disease control measures.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    mike cooksey

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Rules only apply to the little people. Never to the monied or powerful.

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    S2K

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:22 am

    This is a bunch of people who only think about themselves.

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      James Pate

      Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      No, they’re simply a bunch of people who don’t think at all.

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      gethepartystarted

      Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      with new supposed variants coming each week new, and new treatments being used successfully, do we keep the world shut down forever?

      I know I am going to keep myself locked inside for the rest of my life as long as the media is reporting Covid bad!

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    J West

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Please….children….Covid is no joke. You are not immune. You can die. You can cause the death of people you love and many other innocent people. Stop playing with the restrictions. A missed party might seem like a life event, but it’s better than spending your last days with a tube stuck down your throat while your internal organs collapse. Don’t be fooled by naysayers who compare this with minor statistic, this really is killing people just like you.

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    Ozvenison

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I’m sure the men in brown will charge him with violation of disease control measures!
    Or maybe he has moved in with the Red Bull man 🙂

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    dispensed

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Intergenerational theft and hording of the wealth by profligate old people is likely super destructive to the wellbeing of the young… though not one iota of concern–or even an acknowledgement of the economic hardships young people endure–has been shown by the gerontocracy 10 years into the affordability crisis.

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    Alan

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Chronic inflation of the ego is a super spreader.

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