Connect with us


Bang Khae vaccination drive begins as Bangkok records 100 new infections



PHOTO: Mufid Majnun for Unsplash
Thaiger deals

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok gets underway today, as officials act swiftly to prevent the further spread of the virus. 100 new cases have been recorded in Bangkok in the last 24 hours, which accounts for 69% of Thailand’s new infections. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is overseeing the vaccination drive, which will take place at Bang Khae market and local hospitals.

According to a Bangkok Post report, the BMA plan to vaccinate between 500 and 600 people a day in Bang Khae, up to a total of around 6,000. Market traders and those who have had close contact with them are being prioritised. BMA governor Aswin Kwanmuang says anyone who believes they may have come into contact with infected people can ask for a vaccine at a local hospital.

It’s understood the vaccines are being reserved for those who have tested positive but are asymptomatic, as well as those who test negative. Those experiencing symptoms such as coughing, fever, hypertension, and chest pain will not be vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Chawetsan Namwat from the Department of Disease Control says Bangkok’s new infections are linked to the Bang Khae markets, 6 of which have been closed for deep cleaning. He says when they do re-open, disease prevention measures will be in place and all market traders will need to be vaccinated before their market can re-open.

According to district official Rujira Arin, cleaners have already been appointed to deep clean and disinfect the 6 markets. In addition to the cleaning, work will be carried out to improve ventilation and to clean drainpipes.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

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:

Transport19 mins ago

RTP urges Thai drivers not to ignore e-tickets, they’re real, not fake

Transport40 mins ago

A few good apples – Taxi drivers are not all bad

Hot News2 hours ago

Pro-monarchy ‘dictator’ must be stopped from retiring in Australia, say Thai asylum activists

Events2 hours ago

Father’s Day celebrated throughout Thailand today

Expats2 hours ago

Russian murder suspect arrested in Pattaya

Politics20 hours ago

6 months in, Bangkok Governor Chadchart rated highly

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
North East20 hours ago

Bloody end to innocent celebratory nap

Crime21 hours ago

Officials seize 25 tonnes of illegal meat from Chon Buri factory

Pattaya22 hours ago

Raid roundup: Pattaya pubs, cannabis shops scrutinised

Crime23 hours ago

Loan shark sends goons to attack man in hospital and steal his car

Election24 hours ago

‘Big Joke’ goes back to school to hunt visa crooks

Insurgency1 day ago

Insurgent bomb derails train in Songkhla

Bangkok1 day ago

Fire at Bangkok’s CentralWorld mall sends shoppers scurrying (video)

Video1 day ago


Transport1 day ago

Disruptive Phuket-bound passenger thrown off flight in Karachi

Thailand1 year ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Phuket2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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