On June 27, 2021 PP TV New Media get information fromPPTV Volunteer Reporter That there is a large computer equipment factory in Hemaraj Industrial Estate, Nong Khae District, Saraburi Province. Employees are infected with Covid-19. Prior to the proactive search, 113 employees were infected from 870 tests from more than 3,500-4,000 employees without further testing. The group was infected with 113 people. The results were released on June 25, 64 until the evening of June 26 in the past. There is an order to close the factory, disinfect, clean on 27 – 28 June. Oh my god. Just 2 days.
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PPTV Volunteer ReporterSaid that this factory employs more than 3,500 people, possibly up to 4,000 people, 80% of whom are foreigners, Myanmar and Indians, while only 20% of Thai people are divided into 2 shifts, which are day and night, more than 1,500 people each.
Previously, around June 10, 64 employees in the factory I learned that two of my coworkers have been infected with COVID-19. But there is no information from the company or factory to inform employees. or have a practice or proactively detect infection or order the detention of related persons
Until 14 days have passed since the 24th of June. has begun proactive testing for COVID-19 by selecting only employees in the management department and daytime production line workers that has been tested only By selecting 870 people until the evening of June 25, informing the results of 113 employees infected with Covid-19, spreading to residential areas in 5 provinces, including Nakhon Nayok, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Saraburi.
Later, on June 26, the morning before the start of work Personnel Officer, Nursing Department, Work Safety Department Has sorted out 113 infected employees and close people in high-risk groups, including more than 140 people, for quarantine by screening infected people to hospital and field hospital. by coordinating the public health He was admitted to the field hospital in the evening of that day.
He said more than 3,000 factory workers were awaiting whether public health or the factory would send them for COVID-19 testing. Proactively for everyone. Another day, because a large factory cluster occurs. Now, although only 113 people have been confirmed to be infected, there is another part waiting to be confirmed. While the factory employs nearly 4,000 people, less than a quarter of the test is considered to be COVID-19, and the tests are only for day-shift workers. The night shift workers have not yet been examined. Meanwhile, data claims that the first two infected people also worked night shifts. But the night shift does not detect infection. factory worker They waited for clarity but were not informed. There is only information that they have been randomly tested, according to 870 people, while the others go to the screening office under social security eligibility.
He said more than 80 percent of the factory’s employees are foreigners, so the opportunity to go for self-testing is difficult in practice. This group of workers tried to be careful. avoid checking because they are afraid that if they find themselves infected, they will not be treated like Thai people
He said that throughout the 26th of June, employees in the factory They are unhappy Fear of being infected with COVID-19 is a risk group infect family members until evening The factory only told me to stop work on 27-28 June for 2 days to disinfect the factory. to come to work as usual on 29 June 64
He also said that Now, factory workers who have not been tested for the virus are worried. and when the Saraburi Provincial Public Health Acknowledged that employees in the factory were infected, they sent village health volunteers or village health volunteers in each area. To inform employees who work at this company to detain for 14 days according to the law, the ministry’s announcement. I understand that the VHV is doing his duty, but the company does not stop work. According to the announcement of the company on 29 June, I have to go to work. But the anchor has ordered to detain until July 12, 64, causing employees to be confused about how to act, must be absent from work and how to get compensation. When the factory is still in operation while those who come to work on June 29 must travel normally.
“The most worrying thing is the epidemic of COVID-19. Because most of the more than 3,000 employees have not been tested for the virus. In addition, the infection test was done after the first case was found 14 days ago, during which time the epidemic will occur. I want government agencies to come and check, clarify, and let the public health take care of it. Allow employees to test for more than this number of covids. and to have authority such as the governor of Saraburi Order to close the factory In order not to repeat the occurrence of other factories that appeared in the news, they did not close the factory in the first place. until the coronavirus outbreak spreads to thousands of people both in the Saraburi area and at Khao Yoi, Phetchaburi Province