Chonburi orders temporary lockdown of area where migrant workers live in Chonburi following Covid-19 cluster

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Governor tonight (June 18th) has ordered a temporary lockdown of an area where many migrant workers live in the Mueang Chonburi district due to many confirmed cases of Covid -19.

The order from the Chonburi Governor Phakarathorn Teanchai has been released today (June 18th) by the Chonburi Public Relations Office.

The order concludes that more confirmed cases and close contacts of Covid -19 were found at the end of Soi Rasprasit in the Baan Kod sub-district.

In order to control the spread of the virus, the Chonburi Disease Control Committee has ordered to temporarily lockdown the area.

No one is allowed to enter and exit the area except necessary with permission from relevant Chonburi officers. Food, water, and supplies will be provided to those in need in this village by health department officials. They will not be permitted to travel for work during this period but Chonburi Public Health Officials stated that they will be taken care of and they are working with their employers as well during the temporary quarantine. The quarantine will take place regardless if someone is positive for the Covid-19 virus or not, those positive will be moved to field hospitals.

The order takes effect from tomorrow (June 19th) to July 2nd.

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