A senior police officer who contracted Covid-19 is alleged to have a attainable hyperlink to the cluster of infections that emerged after a birthday celebration held by Techin “DJ Matoom” Ploypetch.
Royal Thai Police (RTP) have confirmed the contaminated officer is Pol Maj Mongkol Chuthanon, son of former deputy police chief Pol Gen Chongrak Chuthanon.
Pol Maj Mongkol was examined for the virus on Friday and, after being instructed his end result was constructive, has been recovering at Police Normal Hospital.
In the meantime, the RTP ordered that the Legal Data Division at police headquarters, the place he works, be sprayed with disinfectant whereas all at-risk officers have been despatched to get examined too.
Pol Maj Mongkol didn’t personally attend DJ Matoom’s lavish occasion on the upmarket Banyan Tree Resort on South Sathon Street on Jan 9.
Nevertheless, his timeline confirmed that final Thursday he was visited at his condominium by a buddy who had attended two events attended by DJ Matoom.
The celeb DJ, who works for GMM Grammy and is an actor, attended New 12 months celebrations in Chiang Mai from Jan 1-5 after which hosted his personal birthday celebration on the Banyan Tree Resort, after which he was discovered to be contaminated with Covid-19.
The Illness Management Division has thus far discovered 19 contaminated folks associated to the 2 occasions.
Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Division of Illness Management, has been reported as saying the provider may very well be the identical one that attended the occasion in Chiang Mai, DJ Matoom’s birthday celebration in Bangkok on Jan 9 and Pol Maj Mongkol’s home on Thursday.
Dr Opas mentioned that individual had taken Covid-19 check per week earlier, on Jan 16, but it surely got here again adverse. Nonetheless, he renewed his warning that individuals ought to keep away from congested locations.