Ministry of Public Health reveals one driver from Myanmar infected with COVID, Tak orders to suspend permanent border crossing
Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, M.D. Director of the Division of General Communicable Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health revealed that the situation of COVID-19 At the Thai-Myanmar border at Mae Sot District, Tak Province, after meeting a driver from Myanmar That came across to deliver goods in Thailand Previously infected with COVID-19 Recently, another driver from Myanmar was found infected with all three of them who have now been admitted to Myawaddy Hospital While the Ministry of Public Health accelerates proactive checks to find close contacts
In this regard, the situation of COVID-19 Myanmar side has found the number of people infected with COVID-19. Increase in Myawaddy Province Which is opposite Mae Sot District, Tak Province, which the public health department Department of Security and Administration Participated in the screening of international cargo workers by on Oct. 8 as the first day of screening เกมยิงปลา Mae Sot Hospital reported that 55 cases have been tested, no infected persons and 60 cases have been examined on Oct. 9, with two Myanmar drivers found. Not sick Was sent back to the Myawaddy Hospital. And later on October 10, the disease control investigation team in the area where the driver came to deliver the product Which is related to 2 warehouses, Ali warehouse and Sing Rung Rueng Warehouse Causing the sample to be collected Of the 74 additional samples of workers in both warehouses, one was found to be positive, which is also a Myanmar driver. As a result, there are now three Myanmar drivers who have been infected by proactive screening.
For people in the area receiving preventive care advice. Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and keep personal distance. To prevent the spread of infection On the Myanmar side Those exposed to the driver were also brought into the quarantine facility, both of which were monitored for 14 days. There is support for screening and investigation of disease in the area. And has a biosafety vehicle Samples collected 3 cars will be carried out in the area. Which is on the go As well as a support for the reagent set And disease investigation team who will work in the area To ensure that effective and preventive measures are taken So as not to have a continuing effect In which people in the area who are uncomfortable can go and request a free examination without charge.
The exact number of people who have close contact with infected Myanmar nationals must be detained. The local agency will continue to provide information. But initially found those who were close to the driver there were hundreds However, all 3 drivers were infected since neighboring countries. In which passing the checkpoint into Thailand will be wearing a mask And take care of cleaning Prevent the spread of frequent hand washing, including a period of no more than 7 hours of entry because it is international shipping and back out, the first two cases that were detected on Oct. 9 went back. set It made him believe that the behavior that would spread the infection would not be much. Because the infected person has no symptoms
Mr. Thanitphol Chaiyanan, advisor to Minister of Public Health, said the Ministry of Public Health Always focus on the outbreak of neighboring countries. After the outbreak in Rakhine State, the border protection has been gradually raised. By placing a balance between the trade in the area Including the prevention and control of disease as well Which may affect some groups and some occupations Therefore having to leave the public to maintain a distance And put on a mask Avoid risky areas It believes that all public health processes that Thailand have started and that the cooperation of the people Will help create safety for the people And able to return to life as before as possible
Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that the detection of a Myanmar driver with COVID 19 was caused by surveillance, prevention and control of disease in the Thai-Myanmar border area. The prediction of the outbreak that could occur in 3 forms, this event is considered to be in the first pattern, ie, the infected person was found. Can be detected and controlled What needs to be done is constant proactive surveillance. By sending a disease investigation team from the central and regional to support the operation Including arranging 3 royal biosafety vehicles to collect samples in the Thai side at Ali warehouse And Warehouse Sing Rung Rueang For another vehicle, the area will choose the service point Support 1,000 PCR reagent kits and 2,000 Rapid Tests to provide adequate supplies. Take control of the situation as quickly as possible.
Proactive search for patients in Mae Sot district this time Operated among drivers inbound Thailand and Myanmar. Between 8-9 October, 115 people used RT-PCR test, 2 positive results were found in Myanmar without symptoms, and both were admitted to Myawaddy Hospital. In which the results of the verification give the same positive results as Thailand From the investigation, it was found that Both cases came from Myawaddy, where the first person traveled to Thailand in the morning at 10:00 a.m., afternoon round at 3:00 p.m.