THE Public Health Doctor of Samut Sakhon province from where the current Covid-19 outbreak sprang confirmed today (Jan. 6) that over 900 workers at fish canning factories that are all part of the same group have been infected with this feared disease, Sanook.com reported.
Dr. Naresrit Kondasima said all the infected workers had been quarantined in their factories.
He also mentioned that this total of infected fish canning factory workers was arrived at two days ago and had already been reported to both the Public Health Ministry and all other concerned authorities.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) too had added these cases in the daily national roundup.
Meanwhile Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, reported at 11.30 a.m. today that over the past 24 hours there were 365 new coronavirus cases with 250 being domestic infections, 99 among migrant workers and 16 travellers from overseas who had entered state quarantine.
Another patient, a 63-year-old Thai man who worked as a driver for migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, died taking the death toll of 66.
Overall there are now 9,331 coronavirus cases, with 4,418 having recovered.
Of the 16 overseas arrivals who have been quarantined, six came from the US, two each from Ethiopia, Turkey and Germany and one each from Israel, Canada, Switzerland and Malaysia.
Top: Samut Sakhon seafood market. Photo: National News Bureau