Chonburi announces two new confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning

Chonburi, Thailand-

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced two new cases of Covid-19 this morning, January 18th, 2021.

The new cases were located in Si Racha and Sattahip, according to an online statement from Dr. Wichai Thanasopon, the deputy doctor of public health for Chonburi province.

Both cases were connected to previous clusters originating from breweries in the Si Racha area and were directly contact traced by health workers.

Chonburi Health Department workers plan on having targeted mass testing of high-risk groups this week such as migrant worker communities that live in tightly populated accommodations and those who had visited bars and breweries in the Si Racha area over Christmas and New Year.

Dr. Wichai cautioned that although numbers appear to have dropped significantly he wanted local residents to continue to wear masks, wash their hands, and socially distance. The Chonburi Department of Public Health also has stated that it is “too soon” to lift or ease measures that have closed many businesses, attractions, and restricted travel.

The Chonburi Government plans to examine these restrictive measures after further targeted testing throughout Chonburi and after health officials feel the situation is fully under control. This is likely to be at the end of this month. It is important to note that there is no promised date or guarantee on when measures and restrictions will be lifted.

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