BANGKOK, May 19 (TNA) – The government prepared hospitals including field facilities to treat the workers and inmates who were infected with COVID-19.
Deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said the preparation focused on infected construction workers, mostly migrants, who contracted the disease at their camps in Laksi and Watthana districts of Bangkok.
Asymptomatic people were sent to field hospitals in Samut Sakhon province and symptomatic cases were being brought to the Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment and Busarakham Hospital.
Ayut Sinthopphan, director-general of the Corrections Department, said 1,117 inmates tested positive for Covid-19 today and the total of infected inmates nationwide rose to 12,767.
He ordered field hospitals to be set up at nationwide prisons to treat their infected inmates whose numbers could rise. (TNA)