COVID CONCERNS AT SAM ROI YOT KAREN VILLAGE

The Sam Roi Yot Sheriff has ordered a lockdown at Pa Mak Village, fearing a big Covid-19 cluster.

Pa Mak Village is a Karen tribal village with over 700 residents located about 60 kilometres from Petchkasem Road.  People from the village may commute to work or school in Hua Hin. 

Case detections have included those who have been to Hua Hin to study as well as those who work in a convenience store.  After they returned to the village they experienced coughing and body aches, then went to see a doctor at Sam Roi Yot Hospital and are awaiting Covid test results. 

COVID CONCERNS AT SAM ROI YOT KAREN VILLAGE

There are concerns that because this is a remote village, it will be difficult to control and to offer assistance.  The village has been sprayed with disinfectant with ongoing assessments being made.

COVID CONCERNS AT SAM ROI YOT KAREN VILLAGE

There are also concerns that the understanding of the needs to apply Covid-safe practices by the villagers is limited, including the principles of DMHTT measures.  Instructions are being relayed to the village headman and community leaders to inform community members.

The lockdown now does not allow people to enter and exit with staff of the Sam Roi Yot Hospital to swap all risk community members.