Chonburi Governor holds press conference, discusses all 38 cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi, Koh Larn, further restrictions likely coming

Chonburi-The Governor of Chonburi, Phakarathorn Tienchai, spoke through the Chonburi PR social media channel this afternoon to address the public on the total cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi, the rise in cases over the past several days and the actions being taken for the Chonburi area.He stated that Chonburi now had, since the very start of the outbreak, 38 cases of Covid-19 identified in or from Chonburi residents and foreigners.He acknowledged the rise in cases, especially in the Mueang Chonburi area located closest to Bangkok.He stated that the vast majority were from people who attended a boxing stadium match in Lumpini and local residents, 18 in total with three close contacts of theirs. They had all been contact traced and their friends and relatives remain in quarantine.Four cases were from a nightclub cluster in Bangkok.Two were Thais recently back from Italy and Sweden who were identified previously.Seven were foreigners including an Italian man early in the month in Laem Chabang who we reported on previously as well as a Belgium man who visited Pattaya and went to Phetchabun, who we also reported on previously. Specific details were not given on all of these foreigner cases.Two were contacts of other cases and two are still being fully contact traced.A total of eleven cases have been identified or from Banglamung, which includes Pattaya. Nearly all of them were Thai people back from the boxing match cluster in Bangkok.Mueang Pattaya has the most cases in Chonburi, at twenty one.He stressed that full contact tracing and quarantining was being done in every case.He acknowledged the request from Koh Larn residents to close the island off temporarily to all non residents and stated he would be addressing that in a meeting later this afternoon with other local leaders. He stated this meeting would also address further potential restrictions meant to protect Chonburi as a whole and would align with measures from the Prime Minister and the emergency decree being announced.

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