148 football players, staff, and aircraft passengers who have been identified as both high and low risk contacts of a Covid-19 infected Buriram United player have tested negative for their second test of Covid-19, the Department of Disease Control announced this morning, September 14.
Following the case of a 29-year-old Uzbekistan footballer from Buriram United who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, the Thai authorities tracked down people who might have been in contact with the infected patient. Their blood samples were collected and subjected to official testing by the RT-PCR method yesterday. This was the second test all the contacts had taken, who have also been isolated and in quarantine.
47 football members from the Buriram United Football club, 44 players and staff from the Ratchaburi Mitr Phol Football Club, 51 footballers from the Khon Kaen United club, and six aircraft passengers to Bangkok were all tested negative.
Meanwhile, the results of another seven passengers, 27 high-risk contractors and 259 other low-risk contractors from other places in Buriram are still pending.
An overall number of 441 people have been tested for the Covid-19 Coronavirus so far in the case of the infected foreign football player.