Navy ship crew tests negative after two sailors infected

Navy ship crew tests negative after two sailors infected

HTMS Chakri Naruebet, docked at the naval base in Sattahip district of Chon Buri. (Photo: Wassana Nanuam)
HTMS Chakri Naruebet, docked at the naval base in Sattahip district of Chon Buri. (Photo: Wassana Nanuam)

The crew of HTMS Chakri Naruebet have tested negative for Covid-19 after two sailors were earlier found infected with the virus following a visit to a beer garden.

Navy spokesman RrAdm Chettha Jaipiem said on Wednesday that tests on 210 crew  quarantined in the reception building at Sattahip naval base in Chon Buri, and 60 others on the ship, showed they were not infected.

They must still complete 14-day quarantine, he said.

The mass testing was done after two of 11 sailors who went to Pah Daeng beer house in Sattahip district were later found to have been infected.

The date of their visit was not released, but the navy announced the infections on Monday. The same day, 270 other members of the crew were quarantined.

The two infected sailors were admitted to Queen Sirikit Naval Hospital.

Another 33 crew members were ordered to isolate at home as they had no contact with the infected men, and the other 16 were not on duty at the time, RrAdm Chettha said.

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