Coronavirus

Two more Rama 9 station cleaning staff catch Covid 


THE Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc (BEM) said today (June 3) that two more cleaning workers at MRT Rama 9 station had contracted coronavirus after another worker did so earlier with one of them also being seconded to Hua Lamphong station for a few days, Amarin TV said.

Meanwhile the  Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said there were 3,886 new Covid cases and 39 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The new batch of cases raised the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 169,348 with the count in the current wave that started last month reaching 140,485.

The 39 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,146.

An additional 3,626 patients were cured taking the total number of recoveries to 118,204. However  49,998 are still hospitalised with 1,247 in serious condition and  381 requiring ventilators.

From February 28 to June 2 this year altogether 3,959,356 people have been vaccinated. Yesterday 146,917 people got their first jab and  58,721 their second.

Meanwhile BEM gave the timelines of Rama 9 station’s two newly infected cleaning workers as follows:

CASE 1

May 13-28: Worked at this station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 

May 29: Worked here from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Was told to self-quarantine at home because another cleaning worker at the same station has been diagnosed with Covid-19;

May 30: Self-quarantined at home;

May 31: Remained off duty and went to a hospital for a test;

June 1: Self-quarantined at home;

June 2: Hospital confirmed coronavirus infection.

CASE 2: 

May 18: Day off;

May 19-21: Worked at Rama 9 station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

May 22-24: Went to work at Hua Lamphong station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as reserve staff;

May 25: Day off;

May 26-28: Worked at  Hua Lamphong station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as reserve staff;

May 29: Told to self-quarantine at home as another cleaner at the same station had caught Covid;

May 30: Went to hospital for test;

May 31-June 1: Self-quarantined at home;

June 2: Hospital confirmed coronavirus infection.

However BEM confirmed that both cleaning workers wore face masks throughout their working hours.

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Top: A subway escalator. Photo:  David Villa (CC BY 2.0)

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