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Petchaburi factory closed after 682 workers test positive


An electronics factory in Phetchaburi province has been ordered to close for 14 days after 682 of its workers tested positive for Covid-19. The outbreak occurred at the Cal-Comp Electronics Thailand (CCET) factory in Khao Yoi district, about 100 kilometres southwest of Bangkok.

Testing is underway on all 3,600 workers at the factory, said the local public health office.

Cal-Comp describes itself as the largest electronics producer in Thailand, manufacturing equipment for export worldwide.

The company said all employees will be paid at the normal rate during the factory closure and quarantine. It said it will also provide meals for quarantined workers.

Thailand logged 3,481 new Covid-19 cases and 32 deaths on Friday.

Published : May 21, 2021

By : The Nation