69 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, with a new cluster related to a confectioner

Thailand recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including 17 in a cluster linked to a confectioner in the Bang Khun Thian district of Bangkok.

CCSA assistant Spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, said that health officials found 3 Thais and 14 Myanmar migrant workers infected with COVID-19 during proactive screening at the confectioner.

The first case in this latest cluster is a migrant worker who visited a labor office to renew his work permit, she said, adding that the confectioner’s premises are always busy with people constantly coming and going. Although there are temperature scanners at the entrance and exit, enforcement had been somewhat lax.

Moreover, the migrant workers live cheek by jowl in rented rooms in commercial buildings, which do not operate any preventive health measures.

In Samut Sakhon province, only 9 new cases were recorded today, as the situation has steadily improved to the point where the provincial administration approved the resumption of bus services in the province today.

Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 28,346, with 26,873 recoveries and 92 deaths. 939 others are still being treated in main hospitals and 442 are in field hospitals under observation.

8 new arrivals from abroad and in quarantine were also found to be infected.

Meanwhile, the Ratchathewi post office has been closed for five days, after a staff member developed a fever and sore throat and was subsequently found to be infected.

13 co-workers were also told get tested and to remain at home for 14 days while the post office is disinfected.


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