CCSA decides against declaring Covid red zone

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided not to declare Bangkok and four adjacent provinces a red zone despite a request from the Public Health Ministry to do so, said today (April 7).

On Monday the ministry’s Centre for Action during a Public Health Emergency Committee held an urgent meeting and proposed that Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom provinces be declared a red zone because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

However CCSA passed a resolution to maintain the situation as is with no maximum control to be imposed. However Bangkok and the provincial governors were told to determine appropriate measures to monitor the spread of Covid-19.

Later this afternoon it was reported that Public Relations Department Director-General Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd has contracted coronavirus and is being examined. All those who had close contact with him are being called in to undergo a test.

Another prominent person who has got infected is an unnamed executive of Siam Commercial Bank with his infection being confirmed yesterday.

The bank released a timeline of his recent activities as follows.

March 29:

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Meeting at Room 9A02, 9A floor, head office;

March 30:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Worked on the 12B floor;

7 p.m.: Dinner at a Korean restaurant in SCB Park Plaza, east zone; 

8 p.m.: Shopped at 7-Eleven convenience store;

March 31

9 a.m.-noon: Worked on the 12B floor;

Noon: Lunch on the 12B floor;

7 p.m.- 10 p.m.:Dinner at Bar Yard;

April 1:

9 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Worked on the 12B floor;

2 p.m.: Photos taken for public relations;

5 p.m.: Attended the Thaibma event;

8 p.m.: Dinner at Ma Maison restaurant;

April 2: 

9 a.m.- 1.30 p.m.:Worked on the 12B floor;

2 p.m. to midnight: Training and banquet at the So Sofitel Hotel Sathorn (later found out some participants were infected);

April 3:

Did not go to work;

10.30 a.m.: Went to Amstutz Music School;

Noon: Lunch at Akart Bistro;

2 p.m.: Rest at home;

April 4:

Did not go to work;

10 a.m.: Dined at Siri House;

Noon: Lunch at Kru Saitip restaurant;

2 p.m.: Rest at home;

April 5: 

9 a.m.-noon: Meeting on 9A floor, head office;

Noon: Lunch at Sweet Pea restaurant;

2 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Worked on the 12B floor;

5 p.m.- 6 p.m.: Health check at the hospital

April 6:

7 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Got the result of being infected.


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