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Covid scare at Mae Sot hospital; timeline for Sukhothai case released


Mae Sot Hospital in Tak province on the Myanmar border has banned visitors until Monday (March 8) after 19 of its staff came into contact with two Covid-19 patients.

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Covid scare at Mae Sot hospital; timeline for Sukhothai case released

The move was taken to enable disinfection of the hospital, its director Thawatchai Setsuppana said on Thursday.

He explained that two patients had tested positive for Covid-19 after being treated at the hospital. “Three doctors, 11 nurses and 5 patient assistants have been ordered to undergo 14-day quarantine," he said.

Meanwhile, officials are questioning the two Covid-19 patients in a bid to trace other at-risk contacts.

Covid scare at Mae Sot hospital; timeline for Sukhothai case released

Separately, Sukhothai Provincial Public Health Office has published the timeline of a Thai casino worker who tested positive after returning from Myanmar.

According to the report, she developed Covid-19 symptoms in Myanmar before entering Thailand via the Mae Sot border crossing on March 1.

She then travelled to her house in Sukhothai's Ban Nong Ya Plong subdistrict to attend her grandfather’s funeral.

"On March 2, she took a Covid-19 test at Sukhothai Hospital and went shopping in Muang district before heading home. She was admitted to Ban Dan Lan Hoi Hospital on March 3 after her test came back positive," the office said.

It added that 17 people came into contact with the patient and seven are at high risk of infection.

Published : March 04, 2021

By : The Nation