17 medics at Samut Prakan hospital isolated after patient lies about contact with an infected person
Seventeen medical personnel at Samut Prakan provincial hospital have been quarantined after a patient failed to disclose information about his contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
The hospital said, in its Facebook post today (Friday), that two doctors, nine nurses and six other medics, who were in close contact with the patient in question, have had to enter self-isolation, depriving the hospital of badly-needed medical staff.
It warned that any patient who refuses to provide information about previous contact with an infected person will face legal action and will be liable to a maximum fine of 20,000 baht on conviction.
The provincial health office today recorded 40 new COVID-19 infections, including 27 local cases and 13 who were transferred from other provinces.