Mrs. Wantanee Wattana, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration together with Mr. Sombat Kanoktipwan, Director of Lak Si District Office followed up the situation of COVID-19 outbreak and monitored the implementation of active case finding and disease screening (swabs) among the construction workers of Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited at the construction site near Chulabhorn Hospital in Soi Chaeng Watthana 5, Lak Si District.
After conducting active case finding in the risk group on May 11, 2021, 120 out of 209 construction workers were found to be infected with COVID-19. Moreover, 150 construction workers had disease screening at hospitals and 76 were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. Altogether, 196 were found to be infected with COVID-19 among 1,667 construction workers. The infected persons were isolated and admitted to hospital according to the level of their symptoms.