Immigration officers at Sadao infected with Covid-19

Immigration officers at Sadao infected with Covid-19

A Thai returnee from Malaysia has her temperature taken at the Sadao immigration checkpoint in Songkhla province. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)
A Thai returnee from Malaysia has her temperature taken at the Sadao immigration checkpoint in Songkhla province. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Two immigration officers at the border checkpoint in Sadao district were reported to have been infected with Covid-19, putting about 70 others at risk, the provincial communicable disease committee said on Wednesday.

The two new cases, after two weeks with no new infections, brought the provincial tally to 39.

The first of the new infections was detected on April 20 - an immigration officer returning from visiting relatives in Pattani. He was sent to Songkhlanagarind Hospital for treatment.

The second had tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday morning and was admitted to the same hospital.

The first officer had been in close contact with 10 provincial police officers - a lieutenant colonel, three with the rank of captain and six with the rank of senior sergeant major. All 10 had been placed in home isolation for 14 days.

About 60 others at the Sadao immigration checkpoint had also been classified as being at risk. Samples had been taken from them for testing at the same hospital, the committee reported.


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