The Department of Disease Control yesterday said 155 people who were in contact with an infected Uzbek footballer at Buriram United had tested negative for COVID-19.
They comprise of 47 people at Buriram, 44 at Ratchaburi Mitr Phol, 51 at Khon Kaen United and 13 passengers on the same flight he took to Thailand.
However, another 286 people who may have come into contact with him physically from various areas in Buriram are still awaiting their medical results.
Of those, 27 people are considered high-risk and will come to the end of state quarantine next Thursday, while 259 others are considered low-risk.
Witoon Anankul, director of the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, said the centre was well-prepared to tackle any second-wave COVID-19 epidemic, after new outbreaks in neighbouring countries.
Despite the outbreak, migrant workers and tourists are needed here to help reboot the economy but their arrival must not exceed the Public Health Ministry’s capability to treat them should that be necessary.
For the prevention of outbreaks, the ministry has come up with a real-time tracking system, which can reach patients immediately.