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Mass infection outbreaks in Thailand night venues, the government considers ordering lockdown

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After the outbreak of a cluster of infections in a prison in Tawongfu, Thailand, the local epidemic prevention agency immediately carried out a comprehensive virus detection and screening of relevant personnel. (Reuters)

After the outbreak of a cluster of infections in a prison in Tawongfu, Thailand, the local epidemic prevention agency immediately carried out a comprehensive virus detection and screening of relevant personnel.

A mass infection broke out at night in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and the government is considering ordering lockdown to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Apisamay, an assistant spokesperson for the Crown Disease Management Center of Thailand, said on Monday (5th) that the country had 194 new cases of COVID-19 that day, most of which came from Bangkok entertainment venues and Narathiwat, where the COVID-19 outbreak occurred recently.

Apisama said that the authorities have closed the affected night venues until the disinfection work is completed. Health officials said they are considering ordering the closure of Bangkok entertainment venues for two weeks to curb the spread of the virus.

In addition, Thailand’s Ministry of Health Deputy Minister Gideip said at a press conference of the Epidemic Management Center on Sunday (4th) that the Narathiwat Prison in Tao Gongfu had an outbreak of mass infection, and the local epidemic prevention agency immediately carried out comprehensive virus testing and screening of relevant personnel. check.

As of 1 p.m. that day, the number of people diagnosed with coronary disease had risen to 120, including 95 prisoners and 25 staff. At present, a square cabin hospital with more than 200 beds has been built in the prison, and 92 confirmed prisoners with asymptomatic or mild symptoms have been admitted, and 3 prisoners with severe symptoms have been sent to the local hospital for treatment.

The prison has a total of 2,334 inmates and 97 staff. Officials from the Ministry of Health revealed that more than 1,000 people were in contact with the confirmed patients. At present, the prison has completely banned the entry and exit of personnel. All high-risk personnel have been quarantined and subjected to coronavirus testing and screening. At the same time, the staff and medical staff are stepping up to vaccinate against coronavirus.

After the incident, the Ministry of Justice of Thailand issued an emergency notice. From April 5 to May 5, 143 prisons across the country suspended visits, suspended work, suspended transfers of prisoners, prohibited foreigners from entering prisons, and required isolation of new prisoners 14-21 Day and accept at least 2 coronavirus tests.

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