Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19 controls ramped up at Thailand’s wet markets amid rise in infections

Maya Taylor

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Flickr/Lucas Richarz

Thailand’s Health Department is ramping up screening measures and Covid-19 controls at wet markets across the country amid a rise in infections linked to the venues. Thai PBS World reports that 14,678 infections have been detected at 132 markets across 23 provinces between April 1 and August 10 this year.

As a result, officials are using antigen test kits to conduct mass testing of traders and workers on a weekly basis. The number of entrances and exits at each market has also been reduced, while additional measures include daily disinfection, improvements in ventilation, and disinfecting shared contact points at markets.

According to the Thai PBS World report, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai from the Health Department has outlined the new rules that apply in the event of Covid-19 infection being detected.

If a seller or worker at a particular stall or vending space tests positive, the stall will be shut down for 14 days. If 2 people are found to be infected, it will be closed for 14 days and disinfected, while infected patients and those who’ve had close contact with them will be isolated and not allowed to enter the market. If infection is detected in more than 10% of vendors or market workers, the entire market will be shut down immediately.

According to Suwanchai, each market should create a community quarantine facility if space allows for it. He adds that workers who test negative, as well as those in the surrounding areas, must be vaccinated in the interim.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 hour ago

Sunday Covid Update: 117 deaths and 13,576 new cases

Tourism16 hours ago

Local businesses say they aren’t profiting from Phuket Sandbox

Crime17 hours ago

Woman shot by stray gunfire during motorcycle shooting

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Phuket19 hours ago

Phuket pair arrested in possession of meth pills, homemade gun

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Prayut to propose to CCSA to reopen theatres, allow filmmaking

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Saturday Covid-19 UPDATE: Select provincial totals

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Transport20 hours ago

Woman dresses as astronaut to show moon-like road condition

Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 hours ago

CCSA announces vaccination goals for October; 50% inoculated

Coronavirus (Covid-19)23 hours ago

Phuket Covid-19: 235 daily infections, 238 hospital beds available

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Saturday Covid Update: 122 Deaths 14,109 new infections

Thailand2 days ago

Oct 1 reopening NOT confirmed, Kpop star sparks frenzy for Thai meatballs |Thailand News Today

Hua Hin2 days ago

Final arguments Tuesday on dual pricing suit against Health Ministry

World2 days ago

Texas lawyer dressed as Halloween’s Michael Myers to spread hurricane cheer

Thailand2 days ago

The Last Dance feat. Mike | Thaiger Bites | September 17

Thailand2 days ago

No “October reopening” plan has been approved – CCSA

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand5 days ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending