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Policeman at Feb 28 rally in Bangkok tests positive for Covid-19


A member of the crowd-control police team from Bangkok’s Wang Thonglang Police Station has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now quarantined at home.

Police officer Somyot Naumcharoen visited his hometown in Samut Sakhon on February 18 and met friends in the neighbourhood. Samut Sakhon has been a hotspot for Covid-19 infections since mid-December last year.

On March 3, Somyot got tested after learning one of his friends was infected. Though he tested positive, Somyot is asymptomatic.

He then notified his commander and told him of the officers he had been in contact with. Everybody who was in close contact with him has been quarantined.

After returning from Samut Sakhon on February 18, Somyot’s timeline shows he mostly travelled between work and home, except on March 1, when he went to play football in a park near the Mass Rapid Transit Authority on Rama IX Road. He was also part of the crowd-control team that kept pro-democracy protesters out of the 1st Infantry Regiment on Vibhavadi Road on February 28.

Published : March 04, 2021

By : The Nation