THE Public Health Ministry today (April 4) came out to deny that any Thai minister had gone to a pub in Thonglor area with the Japanese ambassador who is infected with coronavirus and hospitalized but is in stable condition, Siam Rath newspaper said.
Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, the director-general of the Disease Control Department, denied social media news that a minister who has not been vaccinated has got infected after a night out in a Thonglor pub with the Japanese envoy with this clearly pointing to Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow.
He added that investigation by several parties revealed that no minister in this Cabinet had visited a Thonglor pub with the Japanese envoy.
Meanwhile the Japanese embassy confirmed that the ambassador is infected with coronavirus and while his condition is stable, his symptoms still need to be monitored closely.
At the same time Minister Supattanapong, who is currently in Udon Thani province, said he will undergo a Covid test out there.
He added that he is scheduled to get vaccinated in a hospital next week with this being because he has a congenital disease that requires the jab to be given under medical supervision in a hospital.
Top: Dr Opas, left, and Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Supattanapong, right. Photo: Siam Rath
Home Page: Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Supattanapong speaking at workshop recently. Photo: NNT