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The Chonburi Department of Public Health this morning (January 30th) announced zero new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus for the ninth day in a row in the province. Chonburi now has a total of 648 cases of Covid-19 with one death.
In the past twelve days, only one case of Covid-19 has been discovered in Chonburi and all of their contacts have been reportedly traced and tested negative. Banglamung, home of Pattaya, has gone over two weeks without a confirmed case of Covid-19.
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 has been open for two days now with no issues.
Chonburi has also ordered the closure of hotels and tourist attractions effective two days ago in a “symbolic administrative closure” that allows staff and hotels to collect social security and financial aid for the roughly month period of time that travel restrictions have been in place, bringing domestic travel to zero. It’s important to note venues can opt-out of this by informing district officials if they choose and the closure has nothing to do with more cases of Covid-19, etc. Hotels had been asking for this closure for weeks.
Checkpoints for Covid-19 in Chonburi that check paperwork to enter and leave the province will be discontinued effective Monday, February 1st. This will no longer be required and people may freely enter and leave the province UNLESS they are migrant workers (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia), which will need permission from their company and proof of being legally allowed in the country. There will be no quarantine required for people to come to Chonburi from other locations in Thailand, regardless of zone.