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Samut Sakhon’s shrimp market to remain closed until February 15

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Samut Sakhon’s Central Shrimp Market, the epicentre of Thailand’s recent wave of Covid-19, will remain closed until February 15. The market can reopen once the overall hygiene situation at the market and surrounding area has improved, according to the province’s disease control committee.

Local officials say the shrimp market needs to remain closed until the market structure and nearby residential facilities are inspected. People who violate the order face up to a year in prison and a fine up to 100,000 baht.

More than 12,000 people in the province have tested positive for Covid-19. The increasing number of infections is a result from the active case finding to contain the spread of the virus.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World | Thairath Online

 

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    CJ Hinke

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    While ‘disinfection’ of facilities, roads, vehicles and markets is health safety theatre, Covid doesn’t last long on surfaces. When humans return to the market, so will the virus. But we all need to eat!

    It would be interesting to know what govt is spraying around for us to breathe.

    While the second Covid wave was discovered, not originating, in this market, it was spread to almost all provinces. When suppliers, sellers, buyers and traders return, the virus will hitchhike throughout the kingdom. (But we all need to eat!)

    The only real solution to this conundrum is widespread proactive testing EVERYWHERE not only in Samut Sakhon. Real PCR tests, not rapid tests.

    There’s no better was for govt to spend our money.

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