AFTER the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced late this morning (Dec. 25) that 81 people had tested positive for Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, Onnuch Fresh Mart revealed that two seafood vendors had contracted the deadly disease, Amarin TV reported.
Of the 81 new patients, 37 were domestic cases, 35 found through proactive screening of foreign workers and nine were overseas travellers who had been quarantined.
This takes the total to 5,910 confirmed cases with 4,130 patients having recovered, 1,713 still undergoing treatment while the death remains stationary at 60.
Meanwhile the management of the fresh mart in On Nut area posted a message on their Facebook page that one of their vendors regularly visited Samut Sakhon province to get seafood.
They had closed the stall and ordered this vendor to stay quarantined and go for a coronavirus test at a hospital last Monday Dec. 21. It was later confirmed the vendor had tested positive.
After that officials from the Health Service Centre 21, a unit of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Health Office, came in and tested 10 persons who had close contacts with the infected vendor with one of them also testing positive for Covid-19.
This person too had regularly sold seafood at the same stall.
Top: The large sign atop the fresh mart in On Nut area. Thai headline says, “Two sick at seafood stall.” Photo: Amarin TV