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Department of Older Persons confirms no casualties from Covid-19 at the centre

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Covid in Aged care facility in Phuket

The Director of Phuket Provincial Division of Older Persons Welfare Promotion and Rights Protection, Puengpan Paojinda, has confirmed that there has been no casualties at the centre despite recent news about the spread of Covid inside the community.

She admitted that there had been Covid-19 cases before but they believed they caught the virus from outside of the centre. They infected people have been separated and quarantined and she said that none of them have shown any serious symptoms “because everyone got three vaccinations”.

She explained that the centre takes care of local elders and they are aware of the older “at risk” groups that are more likely to get serious symptoms from Covid-19.

There is a policy to prohibit outsiders from coming into the centre, even the relatives of the infected elders, or to have any close contact at this time.

She added that there are 70 elders at the centre and many of them have congenital disease.

“When they become sick, they would be sent to local hospitals and that could have been an opportunity they might have been infected.”

The centre claims they do not allow staff that work in contact with outsiders to meet the elderly people at all and the staff that work with the elders are being checked for Covid-19 weekly.

“The centre is very cautious about the safety of all elders.”

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