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How one partygoer became Thailand’s first ‘super-spreader’

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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A photo Techin Ploypetch posted on his facebook page on the night of his birthday, January 9th, 2021

 

Thailand looks poised to confirm its first official “super spreader” as fears grow over the scale of the latest cluster infection

 

The hashtag #DJ Matoom is top-trending on Twitter after the recent celebrity birthday party of Techin “DJ Matoom” Ploypetch on the rooftop of a five-star Bangkok hotel became “super-spreader event”.

 

One party-goer broke his 14-day self-isolation period and spread COVID-19 to other revellers. So far, the party has spawned at least 19 other new COVID-19 cases.

 

“Transmissions in Bangkok should be highlighted. They show the possibility of a person becoming a super-spreader,” said Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srirangsan during the daily briefing on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/how-one-partygoer-became-thailands-first-super-spreader/

 

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3 hours ago, dinsdale said:

Bangkok needs to mass test like Samut Sakhon. SS now doing 10,000 tests a day. Over 900 found in one day although mostly foriegn workers. Still over 100 Thais in a day is significant. Wonder what the numbers in BKK would show with mass testing.

 

Its long since been endemic to thailand imo. I cant see how its possible that they had millions of chinese tourists until late march, and covid not be widespread. Thais seems to be largely resistant to the worst effects of the virus somehow.

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6 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Believe it is because the DJ posted it himself, but they must be afraid of the defamation law here in Thailand as it might get them sued.  So much for the safety of people...

 

Other news outlets (Thai and English) reporting...

 

The DJ celebrated his birthday at the Banyan Tree hotel in Sathorn, Bangkok, on 9 January. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

One party-goer broke his 14-day self-isolation period and spread COVID-19 to other revellers. So far, the party has spawned at least 19 other new COVID-19 cases.

And those 19 to how many others?

Nice work to the man.

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1 hour ago, meltonpie said:

I must admit I find it hard to keep up with so many threads.

From what I have read on TV I thought that the virus didn't spread Thai > Thai.

I guess I got that wrong then.

But only spread by famous people or those inside casinos or pubs. It doesn't seem to spread among the general public. Magic.

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