February 24, 2024

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Large-scale COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Thailand’s seafood market

Large-scale COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Thailand’s seafood market

Large-scale COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Thailand’s seafood market.  689 COVID-19 cases! A large-scale epidemic broke out in Thailand’s seafood market, and local measures to “lock down the city”.

Large-scale COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Thailand's seafood market

[Global Times reporter Sun Guangyong Wang Yi] The epidemic in Thailand suddenly worsened. Agence France-Presse said on the 20th that the Thai government confirmed that the 689 cases of infection were related to the seafood market in Samut Sakon Province, and most of the infected were laborers. The authorities have ordered Myanmar workers in the seafood market not to leave.

A spokesperson for the Thai Ministry of Health said: “We are taking lockdown measures to prohibit them from walking. We will provide them with food.” At present, Samut Sakon has been “closed”. Soon after this data was released, there were 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an aquatic product market in Samut Prakan province, also close to Bangkok.

According to the “Bangkok Post” report on the 20th, Samut Prakan Province Yin Wanchai said on the same day that three cases of infection had been found in the estuary market in Samut Prakan. Among them, two are Thai merchants selling seafood, and one is a 31-year-old Lao employee.

In addition, 22 people had close contact with these 3 infected persons, and the first test results were all negative. The job of Lao employees is to transport goods between seafood markets. These 3 cases of infected persons have all been in contact with infected persons in Shrimp City of Samut Sakon.

On the 17th, the first confirmed case appeared in the Shrimp City of Samut Sakon. It was a 67-year-old woman who sold shrimp. After her diagnosis, three other members of her family also tested positive. Subsequently, relevant departments conducted isolation and virus testing on 1192 people in accordance with procedures, and closed the seafood market.

On the 20th local time, Thailand’s COVID-19 Epidemic Management Center revealed that 689 cases have been confirmed to be related to the outbreak in the seafood market. “Bangkok Post” said the epidemic in the seafood market has spread

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