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Hunt Continues for Bangkokians Infected by Covid-19-Stricken Deejay

Contact Tracing Covid-19 Coroanvirus Infection Bangkok Thaialnd
Contact tracers interview those in proximity to the infected inmate.

The hunt continued Saturday for more people infected by an imprisoned deejay who tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration health workers spread out across the city in a broad contact-tracing operation to determine if the 37-year-old deejay behind bars at Khlong Prem is the only local coronavirus case or if others are sick.

Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang teams went to all areas related to the inmate, including his various workplaces to seek out close contacts. The pubs’ three-day closure now has been extended to 14 days, mostly because the First Café on Khaosan Road and 3Days2Nights locations in Bangkok and Nonthaburi have no staff, as all are in quarantine for two weeks.

 where the infected inmate had worked were closed for 14 days for disinfection, he said.

Contact tracers found five at-risk people at his home and collected samples for Covid-19 tests, which should produce results in two days. The officials asked them to observe home quarantine and local health officials were monitoring their conditions, Aswin said.

Meanwhile, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported seven new coronavirus cases among returned foreigners already in quarantine.

One of them arrived from Indonesia, another from the United States, two each from Russia and India and the other from Bangladesh.

The total of confirmed cases in the country rose to 3,438, 3,279 of whom recovered and 92 remained at hospitals. The death toll stood at 58.