AS news is circulating that a television station has been badly hit after a large number of its workers got infected with coronavirus, media company Workpoint Entertainment Plc said over its morning news programme that two of its reporters have been infected and are now hospitalised, Amarin TV said this afternoon (June 16).
Workpoint stated that it has strict measures in place with all its workers undergoing a swab test every seven days but despite this the two journalists caught the infection.
For the safety of its employees the company has shut down its studios and offices for 11 days during June 10-20 for cleaning and disinfection.
Meanwhile the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said there were 2,331 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and 40 fatalities, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,525 and in the current wave that started in April 1,431.
The cumulative confirmed total has climbed to 204,595 since the start of the pandemic and 175,732 in the current wave.
An additional 4,947 patients were cured taking total recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 167,665 and in the current wave 140,239. Altogether 35,405 patients are still undergoing treatment with 1,306 in severe condition and 364 requiring ventilators.
Of the new batch of patients 1,814 emerged in the surveillance and service systems, 462 through proactive search in communities, 26 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 29 overseas arrivals were placed in state quarantine.
Coronavirus representative image with Thai headline saying ,” two reporters infected.” Photo: Amarin TV