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Phetchabun sugar factory closes with Covid-19 cluster


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After a cluster of 90 workers was discovered to be infected with Covid-19, a factory in Phetchabun producing sugar has been instructed by government officials to close down for a week. The Thai Roong Ruang Industry Co in the Si Thep district received the orders yesterday to close from now until August 2. The provincial communicable disease committee made the announcement after discovering the outbreak in active case-finding. Health officials in Phetchabun conducted testing on Sunday that led to the discovery of the Covid-19 infection cluster. After getting the test results, the more severely afflicted workers diagnosed as being Covid-19 […]

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"The sugar factory was closed completely for 7 days"

looks like everyone is implementing PM's rapid response plan. Maybe looking at WHO study showing that participants shed potentially contagious virus particles in the range of 5–16 days will help to understand the stupidity of expediting things during pandemic

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 It follows on the recent much larger cluster uncovered in a Bung Sam Phan district chicken processing facility which saw 3,481 of the factory’s 7,200 mostly Burmese workers diagnosed with Covid-19 as well as 138 people living in the neighbourhood surrounding that factory.

Aaah ..... "mostly Burmese".

 

That would explain why 3,000 cases never showed up in Phetchabun's figures, if foreigners are still excluded from the tally.

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