BANGKOK, Sept 7 (TNA) – The governor of Phuket province discussed treatment solutions for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with local administrators as their rising number raised concern.
Phuket governor Narong Woonciew had the meeting with executives of local administration organizations, sub-district chiefs and village headmen in Phuket as mass testing confirmed 200-250 new daily COVID-19 cases over the past week among groups of at-risk people including construction workers, fishing crewmen, workers at wet markets and prison inmates.
About 85% of the new cases were green-coded asymptomatic patients whose number affected the availability of beds at conventional and field hospitals. The local authorities were working out solutions to save hospital beds for yellow and red-coded patients.
Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said 900 COVID-19 cases were at an isolated construction camp and the Phuket Sandbox reopening project would proceed. (TNA)