Wang Thong Lang police station closed for disinfection and all police there screened for COVID-19

All police officers at Wang Thong Lang police station in Bangkok were given swab tests today, after one of them was found to be infected with COVID-19.

The tests were conducted at the station by district health officials, with the help of a mobile lab from King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus.

All officers based at the station were ordered to quarantine at home and to wait for test results on Friday.

The police station was closed and disinfected today. Police from elsewhere have been sent as replacements, to provide services to the public outside the station, as a temporary measure.

According to the timeline the infected non-commissioned officer went home to Samut Sakhon on February 18th, to meet a friend who was later found to be infected. He returned to Bangkok on the following day and was assigned to duties at parliament on February 19th and 20th.

He then had two-day break before returning to work at Wang Thong Lang station on February 23rd to 26th.  On February 28th, he was assigned to the protest site in front of an army unit in Bangkhen district.

On March 2nd, he received a call from a friend in Samut Sakhon to inform him that he was infected and he went to a hospital for a test, which was positive.

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