THE Airports of Thailand Plc said this afternoon (April 21) that 19 of its workers had been infected with coronavirus with 12 of them working at Don Muang Airport’s security control room, Siam Rath newspaper said.
AOT’s president Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn also announced the closure of their head office on Chert Wudthakas Road, right opposite Don Mueang, for three days, during April 21-23, to coordinate with Public Health officials to come in and spray disinfectant.
Meanwhile Mr. Samphan Khutharanont, a director of Don Mueang Airport, said the security control centre where 12 staff members have got infected is separate from other departments and the area travellers use.
Usually there are 20 employees working each shift at this centre monitoring closed-circuit TV to maintain security. After one of them was diagnosed to have got infected with coronavirus, all the others working with him were ordered to get tested with 11 more getting positive results, taking the total to 12 cases, with the result of eight others still pending.
This security centre has now been closed and Public Health officials contacted to come and spray disinfectant.
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