11 July 2024

An additional 146 workers at a chicken processing plant, belonging to CPF Company in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi, have been found infected with COVID-19 today (Sunday), bringing the total so far to 391, according to Saraburi provincial authorities.

Of the confirmed cases, 151 are Thai nationals and 240 are Cambodian. 166 are male and 225 are female. About 3,400 workers, of the plant’s 5,862 employees, have been tested so far, with results now available for 2,299 of whom.

All of the infected employees have been admitted to either a state hospital in the province or a field hospital, located at a scout’s camp in Kaeng Khoi district. Another 400 bed field hospital is being set up within the plant’s compound.

The plant has been closed for five days.