Thailand MOPH revealed additional details of investigation in the first local transmission case after 100 days free of local virus cases.
Dr. Sopon Iamsirithaworn, the Director of Division of Communicable Diseases, Department of Disease Control and the incident commander of DDC COVID-19 Emergency Operation Center said that a 37 year-old Thai male prisoner who was detected in the quarantine area of a prison. He was the first local transmission case after 100 days free of local virus cases in Thailand.
He used to be a DJ in the Pub named "3days 2 nights" where have branches in the areas of Praram 3 and Praram 5 and another restaurant at "First Cafe in Khaosan Rd". The investigation result revealed his timeline (since 15 August 2020 or 14 days before detection) as follows;
On 16 August - he went to work at "3days 2 nights" at Praram 5 between 10.00 PM - 01.00 AM.
On 17 August - he went to work at "3days 2 nights" at Praram 3 between 10.00 PM - 02.00 AM.
On 18 August - he went to work at the First Cafe at Khoasan Rd between 9.00 PM - Midnight
On 20 August - he went to work at "3days 2 nights" at Praram 3
On 21 August - he went to work at "3days 2 nights" at Praram 5
On 22 August - he went to work at "3days 2 nights" at Praram 3
and On 26 August - he went to the Ratchara Court
16 were identified as the close contacts, but the laboratory results were all negative for SARS-CoV-2. He exhibited symptoms since 29 August by having phlegm and were positive of SARS-CoV-2 on 2nd September.
The Thai Chana information was analyzed and messages were sent to individuals, who check-in and out during those periods of time. All high-risk persons were tested, but all were negative. However those persons are monitored for 14 days.
The Nonthaburi Public Health Office told that any person suspected for taking risks and met the PUI criteria can receive the COVID-19 testing at Bang Kruai 2 Hospital for free of charges.
Now, The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases are 3,231 cases with 4 new confirmed cases. 3277 cases were recovered and 96 cases are under treating, and 58 cases deaths.
Today, 4 new confirmed cases including;
One confirmed case is a 36 year-old American male who arrived Thailand on 25 August and the COVID-19 laboratory results were positive on September 1st. He presented fever and cough.
One confirmed case is a 54 year-old Thai male employee who arrived in Thaialand on August 30 and the COVID-19 laboratory results were positive on September 2nd, but he was aysmptomatic case.
One confirmed case is a 53 year-old Thai male interpreter in Saudi Arabia. He has had a respiratory infection since July 2020. He was referred to Thailand by the Air Ambulance. Now, he is under the medical attention.
Thailand MOPH asked for cooperation from people to practice the self-protection measures to keep individual safe, and prevent the infection from COVID-19 by wearing a face mask/cloth mask when the individual is leaving the residence or visit the crowded places, and frequently wash their hands. Please check-in and check- out when entry-exit the public places. The MOPH also requires the operators to maintain the disease prevention measures in their service areas.