68 quarantined labourers need donated food and water

 | Mon 12 Jul 2021 13:12 ICT

Following the quarantining of 68 labourers in Saraphi, who are believed to be high risk due to recent contact, there are reports now that they are not just starving, but desperate for water.

Yesterday there was news that there is a new cluster of virus-positive people found in a labour camp in T. Sarn Dek with reports later that day that one person had been confirmed to have contracted the virus.

Up to 18 people have had direct contact with this person and the authorities immediately closed down the camp and have quarantined 68 people within, including four children and two elderly persons.

Saraphi District head told CityNews that while the district have been supplying these workers with nescessities, it is not enough as there are many other labour camps in the area which require close supervision and there may not be enough supplies to go round. These labourers, who are now unable to leave their camp are therefore relying on the kindness of the public, with various charities and foundations saying that they will step up, solicit donations, and take all necessities and supplies to the camp.

Nong Faek Sub-district is open to donations and they ask anyone who wishes to donate dried food, sanitary products, water and other supplies to drop off what they can at the district office.