The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced this morning zero new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the past day.
This is the first time since late December and a now three week long period of business closures and restrictions that zero cases have been found. This follows what authorities are calling targeted mass testing of high-risk groups which are taking place with hundreds of residents on a daily basis in Chonburi. The testing is set to continue for the rest of the week as authorities continue to ensure there is no sign of widespread infection of Covid-19 in the local community.
Dr. Wichai Thanasopon, the Deputy-Director of the Chonburi Department of Public Health, cautioned in an online statement this morning that this didn’t mean people should let their guard down and should continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands.
Chonburi Public Health Officials have stressed that although signs are encouraging it is still too early for lifting of business closures and other restrictions but that the situation would be re-evaluated as targeted testing continued in the province.
Some of the high-risk groups being tested are migrant workers who live in densely packed communities, people who visited and worked at entertainment venues in Si Racha, people who attended illegal gambling events, and people who work in occupations with lots of exposure to others like taxi drivers and supermarket workers.
Photos: Pattaya City Law Enforcement