kindergartens, daycare centres in three Bangkok districts order to close


Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Tuesday ordered to close from today (Wednesday), until further notice, kindergartens and daycare centres in three districts in the capital: Bangbon, Phasi Charoen and Nong Khaem districts.

According to The Nation report, the urgent order came following a press release earlier on Tuesday, in which Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Phongsakorn Kwanmuang announced the results of active case findings at a factory in Phasi Charoen district.

“Tests found that 27 persons at the factory are infected, with 130 suspected of coming into close contact with them and must therefore be put in quarantine,” Phongsakorn said.

“The BMA has ordered the immediate shutdown of the factory, which has 887 workers – 300 Thais and 587 Myanmar nationals,” he said.

“The BMA also ordered the closure of Chanpradittharam School, which is located nearby, until February 5,” he said.

Phongsakorn added that the company which owns the factory also has a subsidiary with about 1,300 workers. The provincial public health office has already collected saliva samples from 800 employees for testing, and is expected to collect samples from the remaining workers by Wednesday.

Source: The Nation

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