Three family members from Saraburi province test positive for Covid-19, connected to market in Samut Sakhon, provincial public health confirms this morning

Saraburi –

  • Three Family members who shopped at a Samut Sakhon market that is near the epicenter of a cluster of Covid-19 infections tested positive for the virus 
  • They run restaurants in Saraburi
  • Their contacts have been identified, are being tested and quarantined

Three family members, who were also running a pork shop and local hotpot restaurants in Saraburi, tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus, provincial public health representatives told the press this morning, December 21.

A father and a daughter were traveling from the province to purchase ingredients for their restaurants at a market in Samut Sakhon on the night of December 14 and returned to Saraburi in the morning of December 15th according to the provincial health committee.

On December 16th, a mother who was reportedly suffering from suspicious symptoms went to a private hospital for medical treatment at around 9:00 A.M. The daughter was visiting her restaurant at the Nong Khae branch in the evening before traveling with her father to the Malachai market again for ingredients at night.

The mother went to her pork shop at a fresh market in the Mueang district on December 17th at around 8:00 A.M. before going to the hotpot restaurant in the Nong Khae branch in the evening. Meanwhile, the father and the daughter began having some mild symptoms and went to see a doctor at a clinic in the evening.

On December 18th, the father went to sell pork in the Pathum Thani market in the evening while the mother was staying at their pork stall in a Saraburi fresh market. The daughter reportedly stayed at home all day.

All three of them had a rest at home all day on the following day as their symptoms were worsening until they all decided to travel by private car to Saraburi hospital for treatment on December 20th. The hospital asked the family to conduct a Covid-19 test. They were being isolated at the hospital as soon as their results proved positive for the virus.

According to provincial public health officers, the Communicable Disease Investigation and related agencies are able to identify a total of 25 people in a high-risk group; one is their son, who so far is negative, and the 24 others are employees in three branches of restaurants and a pork shop.

The authorities had ordered the temporary closure of all of their businesses to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus while the investigation to detect more close contacts of the family members is being conducted.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.