Krabi’s Communicable Disease Committee extended access restriction for Phi Phi Island for seven days as more Covid-19 cases linked to infections at anunder-construction sewage-treatment plant popped up.
Rescue workers on Wednesday brought 15 new Covid-19 patients from Koh Phi Phi to a field hospital at the Krabi campus of Thailand National Sports University in Muang Krabi District.
The new cases came from a cluster linked to the wastewater-treatment plant construction site. The cluster expanded to vendors and police on the island.
Total cases in the cluster rose to 79, all of whom are receiving treatment at hospitals. Meanwhile, 321 other people were waiting for results of their Covid-19 tests.
The committee extended restricted access to Moo 7 and Moo 8 villages on Phi Phi island for seven more days from Sept 18-24. It gave access to only tourists under the Phuket “sandbox” reopening project.