The latest Covid-19 case in Thailand is a seafood vendor in Samut Sakhon Province. Her timeline shows 18 high-risk individuals who have come into contact with the patient. 16 have been found and are in quarantine, officials are searching for the remaining 2. Veerasak Vijitsaengsi the Governor of Samut Sakhon and Doctor Chatchai Kitiyanan from the Provincial Public Health Office reported the latest covid case on 17 December 2020. The 67-year-old woman is a seafood vendor and is the owner of a shrimp farm. The patient went to Mahachai Hospital and was confirmed positive. She is now under medical care at the Samut Sakhon Hospital.
The governor has given orders to the Provincial Public Health office to disinfect the shrimp market in Mahachai Sub-district. The patient’s timeline is as follows, on 1-13 December 2020 she went to sell seafood at the market from 6.00-11.00. She works at the market with 3 persons including 1. Her 39-year-old son, 2. 40-year-old Cambodian employee, and 3. 48-year-old Cambodian employee. The first 2 persons are already in quarantine at the hospital while officials are still searching for the 3rd person.
On the 13th she started having muscle pain and lost her smell. She received a Covid-19 test on the 16th that came out negative. On the 17th at 2.30 the patient went into quarantine at the Samut Sakhon Hospital and received her second test at 8.00 confirmed positive for the virus. Officials are investigating how the woman came into contact with the virus. The shrimp market will be closed for 1 day for deep cleaning and the shrimp farm will be closed for 3 days. It is very important to wear a face mask and to frequently wash your hands as you can never know where someone has been or who they came into contact with. Police will fine you 20,000 THB if seen out in public with no mask on in Samut Sakhon Province.
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