The Chonburi Department of Public Health this morning (January 28th) announced zero new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus for the seventh day in a row in the province. Chonburi now has a total of 648 cases of Covid-19 with one death.
In the past ten days only one case of Covid-19 has been discovered in Chonburi and all of their close contacts have tested negative.
This person was a migrant worker who visited the Chonburi Provincial Employment Office.
Full testing was done on both the camp where the person lives and the office and two full rounds of testing have shown all contacts of the person as negative for Covid-19.
The Chonburi Provincial Employment Office will reopen today (January 28th) following an order by the Chonburi Governor Phakarathorn Teanchai earlier this week (January 26th).
Discussion on potentially easing more restrictions and measures around Covid-19 is expected this weekend. Massage shops and tattoo artists were allowed to reopen yesterday by the Chonburi governor. Additionally, the Ministry of Education announced school reopening for next Monday, February 1st, including in Chonburi. A large meeting with the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration is due tomorrow morning that will be officially discussing easing more restrictions around Covid-19.
Keep in mind, there is no promise of easing of business closures or other measures as health officials continue to stress caution. However, a draft proposal shown yesterday by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration shows Chonburi proposed to become a regulated orange zone instead of a “deep red” highly controlled zone which would stop strict travel restrictions requiring formal permission to enter and leave the province. We will have a full update tomorrow afternoon following the meeting.