THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (March 24) that a new cluster of 17 coronavirus cases has been found at a confectionery factory in Bang Khun Thian district with three of them being Thai and 14 Myanmar citizens, Sanook.com said.
CCSA’S assistant spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said after revealing the daily Covid count stood at 69 that this cluster was found after one of the workers went in for work permit renewal.
An inspection revealed that this factory, which employs 71 workers, was operated from a commercial building with people coming in and out all the time.
Although there was temperature scanning in its departments, there was no such control at another commercial building where 70 workers lived.
As 1.1 million migrant workers have registered with the Social Security Office, the discovery of this cluster indicates that control measures cannot be quickly eased, she added.
Earlier CCSA said that the addition of the latest batch of 69 new coronavirus cases took the cumulative confirmed total to 28,346 with 26,873 patients having been cured while 1,381 are still undergoing treatment.
There were no additional deaths with the toll remaining 92.
Altogether 44 new patients emerged at surveillance and service systems while 17 were found through proactive search in communities.
Eight foreign arrivals were either hospitalized or placed in quarantine with three coming from UAE and one each from Brunei, Sweden, Bahrain, Japan and Myanmar.
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