Three Korat villages under lockdown

Three Korat villages under lockdown

Access to Khuem Muang village Moo 13 in Bua Yai district of Nakhon Ratchasima is blocked after a Covid-19 cluster was found. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
Access to Khuem Muang village Moo 13 in Bua Yai district of Nakhon Ratchasima is blocked after a Covid-19 cluster was found. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Three villages in Non Sung and Bua Yai districts have been placed under lockdown until early November after new Covid-19 infections were detected there.

The Non Sung district communicable disease control centre reported on Saturday that it had restricted mobility in Ban Don Faek Moo 8 and Ban Faek Pattana Moo 15 in tambon Phon Songkhram until Nov 2 after a cluster of 34 infections was reported in the two villages.

The cluster was found after a 53-year-old woman got infected and three more people in her family caught the virus, said the centre.

A disease investigation found that some people who had swum in Isan Khieo canal behind their villages during a flood later tested positive for Covid-19. The disease then spread to their families and relatives in the two adjacent villages, said the centre.

It was the second time this year that the two villages were put under lockdown. The first was in June this year after Covid-19 infections were reported.

In Bua Yai district, the lockdown of Khuem Muang village Moo 13 was ordered after four people in the same family had been infected.

A probe found that a relative from an at-risk province had visited the family and they had dined together. The family had not informed community leaders or officials about the visit of the relative, who was later found infected. The four family members tested positive.

Authorities then ordered the closure of the village from Friday to Nov 4 as there were many people who came into contact with the infected residents.


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