Migrant workers get sprayed with disinfectant as they leave the Covid-19 field hospital at Samut Sakhon's provincial stadium, after completing their quarantine period. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
Almost 300 Myanmar migrants left the field hospital in Samut Sakhon on Sunday, becoming the first large group of migrants to have recovered from Covid-19.
A total of 292 Myanmar migrants were declared free of Covid 19 infection and discharged from the hospital which was set up inside a sports stadium.
They waved goodbye to doctors and healthcare workers before being taken in military trucks to the Central Shrimp Market where they live and work.
The recovered migrants went home with Covid-free certificates issued by the provincial public health office.
The shrimp market is expected to reopen at the end of this month.
The market was shut on Dec 19 last year after it was found to be the source of a large cluster of new Covid-19 infections.
As of Sunday, at least 3,441 confirmed Covid-19 cases were connected to the Samut Sakhon cluster, 3,109 of which were people living in the province.
Samut Sakhon yesterday recorded 80 new Covid-19 cases.
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cluster : group of people, animals or things close together - กลุ่ม
discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
field hospital (noun): a temporary hospital, e.g. near a battlefield, a natural disaster, etc. -
free (adj.): not having something -
migrant : someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work (an immigrant is someone who comes to live in a country from another country) - ผู้อพยพ, คนงานต่างถิ่น
military (adj): connected with soldiers or the armed forces - ในทางทหาร,เกี่ยวกับทหาร
recovered : became fit and healthy again - ฟื้นฟูร่างกาย
source : the place or person or something comes from or starts at, or the cause of something - ต้นกำเนิด, แหล่งกำเนิด