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Timeline of 5 infected cases in Bangkok


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday announced the timeline of five Covid-19 patients who are medical personnel at Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facilities.

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BMA spokesperson Pongsakorn “Earth” Kwanmuang posted on his Facebook page that the medical personnel may have become infected by coming into contact with people undergoing self-isolation or other medical personnel.

He said the BMA and the Department of Disease Control have disinfected the patients’ residences and instructed medical personnel to perform their duties with caution and take a Covid-19 test immediately if they have any symptoms.

“We believe we can contain the spread of the disease in Bangkok until a vaccine arrives, so we would like to ask venues at risk of infection to strictly abide by BMA measures and recommendations,” he said.

“Moreover, everyone must protect themselves from the disease by wearing a face mask, washing your hands regularly, maintaining social distance and avoid going to risky areas,” he added.

The timeline of the five medical personnel are:

Patient one: female, 26

On December 1, she took over a shift from another medical worker (the third patient) at an ASQ facility in Bangkok.

On December 2, she took a MRT train to a job interview at a hospital in Thonburi. She returned from the hospital by a BTS train.

On December 3, she worked at a private hospital. She got a fever at 12 noon, so she took a Covid-19 test at 7pm.

On December 4, she received medical treatment at a private hospital. Her Covid-19 test came back positive.

Patient two: female, 40

On December 2, she went to an ASQ facility in Bangkok to collect laboratory samples and train another worker (the fourth patient) without wearing a face mask. She then went to her relatives’ house in Chachoengsao by personal car.

On December 3, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok and sent a Covid-19 patient to hospital.

On December 4, she took a Covid-19 test under ASQ in Bangkok. She went for medical treatment at a private hospital before her test came back positive the same day.

Patient three: female, 32

On December 2, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok with the first patient.

On December 3, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok.

On December 4, she took a Covid-19 test at an ASQ facility in Bangkok. She had sore throat that day.

On December 6, she received medical treatment at a private hospital. Her Covid-19 test was positive at 7pm.

Patient four: female, 25

On November 27, she took a rest from work with the second patient, then measured the temperature of a Russian mother and daughter.

On November 28, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok and had lunch with the first and second patients. She bought a meal at Wat Khaek Market but was wearing a face mask.

From November 29 to December 1, she had symptoms such as a runny nose and cough.

On December 2, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok and had a meal with the second patient.

On December 5, she finally took a Covid-19 test. She had diarrhoea that day.

On December 6, her Covid-19 test came back positive.

Patient five: female, 27

On December 3, she worked at an ASQ facility in Bangkok and had a meal with one of the staff.

On December 4, she and the second patient conducted a swab test under ASQ in Bangkok. She then had a shift in a private hospital emergency room from 3pm to 11pm.

On December 5, she took a Covid-19 test as her co-workers were found to be infected.

On December 6, the test resulted was positive, so she went for medical treatment to a private hospital.

Published : December 10, 2020

By : The Nation