11 July 2024

More than 900 employees of a seafood cannery in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon have been found infected with COVID-19, Labor Minister Suchart Chomklin disclosed on Wednesday.

He said that the discovery of the high number of infections was the result of pro-active COVID-19 testing.

He asked everyone not to just look at the high number of infections, but to also consider the benefit of pro-active health screening, without which the spread of infections will never be contained.

“Finding 500 new cases or more means we identify the carriers. If we don’t conduct pro-active tests, more people will get infected and the cycle of infections will never be stopped,” said the labor minister, as he assured that the government is capable of taking care of those infected.

There are more than 10,000 factories with workforces of fewer than 200 employees each, 276 which hire between 201-500 employees and about 100 which employ 500-5,000 or more employees.