Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand

400-plus workers quarantined: 115 Covid infections confirmed at pineapple factory

There have been 115 new Covid-19 infections at a pineapple factory in Thailand’s western province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. A total of 402 workers are now in quarantine, with a dedicated isolation facility set up within the factory. The 115 patients are receiving medical treatment. Deputy provincial governor, Kittipong Sukpakun, says the quarantine facility will be in use for 14 days.

According to a report, most of the workers at the factory are Burmese nationals. In addition, there are 53 Thai workers on monthly contracts. The 402 workers in quarantine are considered high-risk. A total of 202 of them live on-site, while the other 200 live outside of the factory complex. The makeshift quarantine area within the factory is off-limits to nearly everyone, with 24/7 security in place.


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