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Covid tests for 800 in Nakhon Phanom

A disease control worker sprays disinfectant at a branch of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in That Phanom district of Nakhon Phanom on Thursday. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai)
A disease control worker sprays disinfectant at a branch of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in That Phanom district of Nakhon Phanom on Thursday. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai)

NAKHON PHANOM: Disease control workers have taken samples for testing from more than 800 people in That Phanom district who had contact with a local food vendor found to be infected with Covid-19.

Nakhon Phanom governor Kraisorn Kongchalad ordered Covid-19 tests on 829 people. 

The 51-year-old food vendor lives in Ban Nong Kud Khaen village in tambon Phra Klang Thung. She tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and was believed to have been infected  by a relative working in Bangkok who returned home for a visit on Dec 28.Her factory-worker  husband was later found to be also infected.

Five people in close contact with the vendor have already tested negative. The 829 other  people were waiting for their test results.

The village and its vicinity has been locked down and active case finding was continuing.

Places visited by infected people were being disinfected daily, including a wet market.

A branch of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in That Phanom district and two local schools were also closed for disinfection.

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