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Nakhon Pathom driver who tested positive for Covid-19 had visited Bang Khae market


The timeline of a taxi driver in Nakhon Pathom province who tested positive for Covid-19 revealed a connection to Bangkok’s latest hotspot at Bang Khae market.

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Nakhon Pathom’s Public Relations Department posted on its Facebook page a timeline of the latest confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province on Sunday.

“The 122nd patient found in Nakhon Pathom since the start of the new wave is a Thai male aged 63 years, a native of Phutthamonthon district,” said the department.

“The man is a taxi driver who had visited Bang Khae market in Bangkok to buy food with his wife -- the 121st patient confirmed earlier.”

The travel history of the patient, besides visiting Bang Khae market early in the morning, is as follows:

February 26 – He picked up a passenger from Phramongkutklao Hospital and dropped them off at Don Mueang airport, while wearing a face mask.

February 27 – He picked up a passenger from Pak Khlong Talad and dropped them off at Central Rama II, while wearing a face mask.

February 28 – He picked up a passenger from Soi Sathu Pradit and dropped them off at Ekamai, and then from Ekamai to Southern Bus Terminal, while wearing a face mask.

March 1 – He brought his car to a service centre in Soi Phetkasem 48.

March 2 – He visited a market in Setthakit Village, Bang Khae district.

March 3 – He picked up a passenger from BTS Bang Wa and dropped them off at Ratchaphreuk Food Centre, while wearing a face mask.

March 4 – He picked up a passenger near Phetkasem 48 Market, while wearing a face mask.

March 5 - He picked up a passenger from Hua Lamphong station and dropped them off in the Pratunam area, while wearing a face mask.

March 6-7 – He visited Bang Khae Market with his wife and then stayed home.

March 8-10 – He stayed home to take care of his wife, but went to a grocery once while wearing a face mask.

March 11 – He took his wife to Kanjanapisek Medical Centre to test for Covid-19 together with his son. His wife was confirmed infected as the 121st patient.

March 12 – He came back to the medical centre for testing together with his son. At 9pm he was confirmed as the 122nd patient and his son was the 123rd.

“The three are being treated at Nakhon Pathom Hospital,” the department said.

Published : March 15, 2021

By : THE NATION