Residents of Bangkok’s Condo One X on Sukhumvit 26 are furious as the Department of Disease Control (DDC) vehicles were spotted outside the complex today to test residents for covid-19.
The health checks are being performed following revelations that a 9-year-old girl who was meant to be in self-isolation with her family had tested positive for the coronavirus.
An investigation has been launched into why the Sudanese diplomat and his family were not required to enter an alternative state quarantine facility and only requested to self-isolate.
The Thai Government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) included the young girl in Saturday’s daily coronavirus briefing. However, on Monday, it was revealed that her four family members were not in quarantine and had been staying at the condo in downtown Bangkok.
During Tuesday’s briefing, the CCSA presented a timeline of the family’s movements. According to the briefing, the family arrived at Condo One X at 9.25 am on Friday, July 10th.
They used elevator number three to access their room. At 11.38 am, an ambulance came to collect the girl who had tested positive for covid-19. Her family remained in the condominium.
On Sunday, July 12th, the family was moved into accommodation at the Sudanese embassy.
Deputy Director-General of the DDC, Dr. Preecha Prempree, has instructed anyone who came into contact with the family to immediately seek a coronavirus test.
CCSA officials have said they are still investigating the case and whether the family visited anywhere outside of the condo during their stay.
The incident follows an Egyptian delegation, one of whom tested positive for covid-19, who were allowed to wander around Rayong without undergoing quarantine procedures.
Source: The Nation