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Virus variant seen in South Africa found in Narathiwat Covid cases


Many areas in Narathiwat province were temporarily closed after Covid-19 Network Investigations reported that the strain of the virus found in South Africa was found among infected persons in the Tak Bai area.

During a meeting on Saturday, provincial government officials discussed the situation of new Covid-19 cases discovered in the Juvenile Detention Centre in Muang Narathiwat district and Sri Trang Agro-Industry in Yi Ngor district.

They decided that Yakang floating market and walking streets near Phraya Sai Dam and Attarkiah Islamiah Institute would be closed for at least two weeks or until the situation is resolved.

"Communities in Riko subdistrict in Su-ngai Padi district and Ko Sathon in Tak Bai district were closed in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19," officials said.

"Mo Samae and Tha Rua 2000 communities in Muang Narathiwat district were opened since May 22, but Phanason Soi 2 community was closed for another week to evaluate the situation."

Virus variant seen in South Africa found in Narathiwat Covid cases

Officials said that they would encourage people in the province to get their Covid-19 jab as soon as possible, as well as prevent workers from sneaking across areas.

"The office of the Islamic Committee in the province has asked people to perform Salah in areas without risk of Covid-19 infection," officials said.

Virus variant seen in South Africa found in Narathiwat Covid cases

The officials added that the semester opening in the province was postponed from June 1 to June 14.

"Schools in districts at risk of infection would organise online or on-air classes," officials added.

 

Virus variant seen in South Africa found in Narathiwat Covid cases

Meanwhile, the press reported that the situation in Narathiwat provincial prison had returned to normal and all officials and inmates had recovered.

Published : May 23, 2021

By : The Nation