Mr. Khachit Chatcahwanit, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), had a site visit to inspect the compliance with the COVID-19 preventive measures in construction worker camps located in Lat Krabang District.

As many active COVID-19 clusters have been reported in construction worker camps located in Lat Krabang District, the BMA have implemented surveillance, prevention, and control measures for the spread of COVID-19 (Bubble Protocol) in construction worker camps near Soi Lat Krabang 14/1. The total number of construction workers is 285 comprising 240 Thai workers and 45 alien workers. Business operator has strictly complied with COVID-19 preventive measures and all workers have been tested negative.

However, Lat Krabang District Office requests for kind cooperation from business operators to conduct inspection according to handbook and checklist form specified by the Government and submit this information to the District Office in order to recheck the inspection. After that, the inspection result of the District Office will be sent to COVID-19 Outbreak Situation Control Center at the district zone level to supervise the inspection in order to ensure the most circumspect implementation.

In this regard, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration together with the Institute for Urban Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Public Health will conduct active case finding randomly among both Thai and alien construction workers at all camps in Bangkok area. In the construction worker camps with more than 100 people, 75 workers will be randomly tested. As for the camps with 50 – 99 construction workers, 50 workers will be randomly tested. The camp with less than 50 construction workers, everyone will be tested. If more than 2 infected people are detected, Bubble and Seal measure will be imposed on the camp. Much more stringent and complex measures with various steps will be enforced. Regarding the camp in which the number of infected people is less than the specified number, it shall continue the Bubble Protocol which means the infected people or high risk contacts are isolated from communities in order to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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