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Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster

Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021

The district chief of Samui ordered immediate proactive Covid-19 tests in a bid to curb the latest cluster on the island. He also confirmed the Samui Plus project would move ahead.

On Wednesday, district chief Teerapong Chuaychoo along with Koh Samui Hospital doctors and the island’s district health officers set up a Covid-19 proactive screening point at Phru Chaweng multipurpose pavilion after 20 new cases were reported earlier.

The new cluster emerged at a birthday party at an establishment in Bophut district, causing 16 people to be infected.
An additional four cases were discovered. Three were family members of a patient and one had returned after travelling outside the island.

Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster
“The new cluster developed from the 99th infected case on Samui – a 32-year-old Thai female fitness club cashier who tested positive after attending a birthday party earlier,” the chief said.


“As for now, we have elevated safety measures, conducting proactive screening tests and preparing accommodation for patients with up to a 100-bed capacity. The Bophut district police are also investigating this new cluster to see if there were any violations of anti-Covid-19 measures,” Teerapong said.


“We will continue to welcome tourists under the Samui Plus model as the virus spread has occurred in a limited area and the situation is still under control,” he added.

Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster Samui Plus project to continue as island chief orders proactive Covid-19 tests after cluster