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Bangkok restaurant closed after owner found to be carrying Covid-19

Mar 11. 2020
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The owner of a Bangkok restaurant has shut down his place after he tested positive for the new coronavirus ( Covid-19).

On Tuesday (March 10), owner of Ohana Poké, a Hawaiian restaurant located in Bangkok’s Lumpini district, posted on the restaurant’s facebook page, @theohanapoke, that he had undergone testing for Covid-19 at Bangkok Christian Hospital and the result was positive. He is now in quarantine at a government hospital, awaiting confirmation on his status.

Immediately after getting the result, he ordered the restaurant manager to close the establishment and inform the building owner of the situation.

He also stated that he had not been to the restaurant after March 6, when he still showed no symptoms of the Covid-19 pneumonia.

The owner posted a picture of his passport and boarding pass departing from Singapore to Bangkok on February 2, indicating that it had been more than one month since he had returned. “If 14 days are the maximum incubation/infection period, I most likely caught it locally in Bangkok,” he said.

He also added that all his staff had gone to Chulalongkorn Hospital on Tuesday to be examined. They had no symptoms or fever and were sent home for 14 days self-quarantine. He also ordered his restaurant to be fully sanitised during closure.

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