Team checks apartment block where Covid-19 infected Korean man stayed


THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration today (Sept. 9) sent its team to an apartment building in Ladphrao area where the Covid-19 infected South Korean man had stayed prior to flying home with 72 persons seen to be at risk of contracting this deadly diseas, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

Moving in to inspect Smile Mansion, at Ladphrao soi 102 in Wang Thonglang district, where the South Korean man, Mr. Kim Taehung, had stayed before his departure for home on Friday September 4, were BMA’s team 3 together with officials from Public Health Centre 15 Ladphrao.

Of the 72 persons now at risk of contracting coronavirus infection, two of them are in the high-risk category with one being the building cleaner and the other an  office worker. The remaining are residents in this apartment block and deemed to be at lower risk level.

Samples of the two high-risk individuals have been sent to the Urban Disease Prevention and Control Institute for testing while the remaining 70 persons will be monitored with the health centre officials checking their condition every day.

The apartment staff have been told to contact the South  Korean man via Line messaging app to find out more about the timeline of his activities in Thailand.

Meanwhile at 11 a.m. today the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration Facebook page said there was one new case over the past 24 hours with this person having returned from Japan and has been put under state quarantine, Khaosod reported.

The latest coronavirus totals are 3,447 cases with 3,286 having recovered while the death total remains at 58.

Of the confirmed cases 1,863 are undergoing treatment in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province, 95 in the North, 633 in the central region, 112 in the Northeast and 744 in the South.


Top: Smile Mansion where the infected South Korean man had stayed and, below, a team member taking a sample from one of the two high-risk individuals. Photos: Siam Rath


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