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Bangkok shopping centres: stay calm, we’re mostly safe

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Earlier this week, there was a minor kerfuffle when 3 shopping centres in Bangkok publicly denied they were the source of a Covid outbreak. Now, 3 different malls in a different district are also trying to calm fears amidst the CCSA stating they are the source of Covid clusters.

The news comes from the CCSA showing a graphic of the Pathumwan area of Bangkok, attributing 129 Covid infections by using arrows pointing at the shopping centres. The shopping centres: Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery are now trying to reassure shoppers that their shopping spaces are safe.

In a combined statement the shopping centre operators did concede that there had been 129 infections since April, affecting .4% of their employees. However, they attest that the infections did not happen simultaneously. They also claim the infections happened at the people’s residence.

The operators maintain that customer and employee safety is a high priority. They state they have been fully cooperative with preventative measures, and have even used the Siam Paragon location as a vaccination site.

On Friday, CCSA officials warned consumers to be careful of contracting Covid-19 while patronising shopping centres; a result of Covid infections being found in the Ratchaprasong and Pratunam areas

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Jack Arthur

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

4 Comments

  1. More panic over a virus with a 99.5% survival rate. As Thailand’s economy collapses, idiots are in panic over where to shop.

    Just wait until most of them are destitute. They’ll shop wherever they can afford then.

  2. “Mostly”?? thats good to hear. The idiots at the CCSA were quick to close down wet markets/seafood markets and/or any other outdoor markets earlier in the year. They are OPEN air markets. Why dont they do the same for these malls? Theres obviously different agendas for different levels of society…even for covid. The rich are well looked after while the poor get treated like second class citizens

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