Phaholpolpayuhasena Hospital in Kanchanaburi yesterday barred people from visiting patients in its care to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.
The hospital advised relatives to contact patients via mobile phone, using apps such as LINE video, instead of visiting in person.
From today, patients are allowed to have one carer, who should be in good health, who will be issued a carer’s card.
As of yesterday, the accumulated number of people put in quarantine in the province was 17.
Two were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 and are now being treated at a hospital in Kanchanaburi. Of the 42 people who had close contact with them, four were found to have been infected and were awaiting the result of another test for confirmation. A further 14 were awaiting test results and 24 others tested negative for the novel coronavirus.