Coronavirus

Ekamai lighting store worker catches Covid-19

IMMEDIATELY pulling down the shutters at Ekamai yesterday afternoon (Dec. 22) was the Lamptitude lighting store after one of the employees tested positive for Covid-19, Amarin TV reported today.

In a Facebook post Lamptitude Ekamai branch said they had quickly notified the Public Health Ministry and the store was cleaned and disinfected today.

Moreover the store contacted all the customers who came in during December 14-22  when the infected employee was working there after having returned from a stay at Andaman Lanta Resort in Krabi where he contracted Covid-19.

The infected employee’s timeline of activities is as follows:

– Monday Dec. 14:  Came to work at Ekamai branch by private car as usual, was there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

– Tuesday Dec. 15: Took leave from work because he felt unwell, went to see a doctor at Ladprao Hospital and was told he had flu.

– Wednesday Dec. 16: Came to work at Ekamai branch by private car as usual, was there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

– Thursday Dec. 17: Came to work at Ekamai branch by private car as usual, was there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

– Friday Dec. 18: Came to work at Ekamai branch at 9 a.m., left at 9.30 a.m. to go to a customer’s house in Ayutthaya province;

– Saturday Dec. 19: Came to work at Ekamai branch, was there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After work drove by private car to Kanchanaburi province;

– Sunday Dec. 20: At around 8 p.m. was informed by the friend he met on Dec. 12 he had caught Covid-19. Packed and immediately returned to Bangkok;

– Monday Dec. 21: Took leave for a checkup at Ladprao Hospital. Was admitted at around 7 p.m.;

– Tuesday Dec. 22: Underwent a test at 8.32 a.m. and got the result at around 3.27 p.m. Store shut immediately after that.

Lamptitude mentioned that the sick employee did not go to other branches and the warehouse nor touched any other employees. All employees of this branch have been ordered to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, from today till Jan. 5, 2021, with the company paying for Covid-19 tests of those employees at high-risk of contracting this deadly disease.

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Top: A syringe with Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Jernej Furman (CC By 2.0)

Nina
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