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4 health care workers in Bangkok test positive for Covid-19



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4 health care workers tested positive for Covid-19 after working at alternative state quarantine facilities and hospitals in Bangkok. The medical personnel, ages 25 to 40, tested positive on December 4 and 5 after reporting symptoms of a fever and headache.

Public health officials are investigating the cases to see if there were any slip-ups in quarantine protocols. Medical personnel working at ASQ facilities typically get tested for the coronavirus every 3 days.

Health officials have tracked down 280 close contacts with 51 people at “high risk” and 228 at “low risk.” So far, all the contacts at high risk have tested negative for the coronavirus. Results are still being processed for those at low risk.

Along with the 4 health care worker cases, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 7 cases from Thai women returning from Myanmar and 8 cases from people entering Thailand from overseas. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 4,126 with 3,874 recoveries and 60 deaths. 192 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus.

Covid-19 cases from Myanmar:

6 Thai women tested positive for Covid-19 while in quarantine after returning to Chiang Rai from Myanmar where they had worked at entertainment venues. The women, ages 24 to 37, all reported coronavirus symptoms including loss of smell, muscle ache, diarrhoea, sore throat, fever and a runny nose. They were sent to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

A 21 year old Thai woman also tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Myanmar. However, the woman entered the country illegally, evading quarantine. She entered Thailand on November 29 and tested positive for the coronavirus on December 5. She was asymptomatic.

Covid-19 cases from overseas:

A 32 year of Thai woman, who is a prison inmate, tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Thailand from Bahrain. No other details on her case have been released.

Other cases from overseas, detected in quarantine, include a 38 year old Thai woman travelling from Turkey, a 65 year old Swiss man travelling from the United Kingdom, a 62 year old Thai man and 61 year old Thai woman travelling from the United States, a 73 year old Danish man travelling from Denmark and a 24 year old Thai woman travelling from Morocco.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Bangkok Post

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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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