Korat village locked down after family reunion

Korat village locked down after family reunion

A dirt barrier blocks an entrance to Ban Tan in tambon Phon Thong of Sida district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Monday night. The village is under lockdown until Feb 23 after a cluster of Covid-19 infections was found there following a family reunion. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
A dirt barrier blocks an entrance to Ban Tan in tambon Phon Thong of Sida district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Monday night. The village is under lockdown until Feb 23 after a cluster of Covid-19 infections was found there following a family reunion. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A village in Sida district has been placed under lockdown after 22 people were found to have been infected with Covid-19 following a family reunion.

Ban Tan, the Moo 7 village in tambon Phon Thong, was closed off from 6pm on Monday until 6pm on Feb 23 under an order signed on Monday by district chief Kanitthee Sunthornket after a meeting of the provincial communicable disease committee.

Twenty-two people in the village were found to be infected with Covid-19 after a big party with relatives from Bangkok on Jan 29.

During the lockdown, people are not allowed to enter or leave the village without express permission from communicable disease control officials.

Community leaders agreed to assign guards to man all exit and entry points around the clock.

Dirt barriers block all exits and entrances except the main gate.

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