11 July 2024

An instant noodle factory, in Ban Pong district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, has been ordered to close for 14 days from today (Monday), after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19 and another 300 have been placed in quarantine in the factory’s compound.

Employees in other departments of the Thai President Foods PCL, producer of the Mama brand of instant noodles, have been told to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Health officials will monitor them and provide advice on how to prevent the spread of the disease.

The communicable disease committee of the province is authorized to extend the factory closure if infections there are not contained within 14 days.