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Bangkok uncovers 8 new Covid-19 cluster outbreaks

Neill Fronde

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FILE PHOTO: New Covid-19 clusters have been found in 8 Bangkok districts. (via AP)

Eight clusters of Covid-19 outbreaks have been reported by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration with 4 districts slowing but 2 spreading quickly. Outbreaks in the Dusit and Din Daeng districts are showing a higher rate of infection and increasing spread, so authorities are closely monitoring the areas. Crowded communities and dense populations are causing faster transmission of the Covid-19 infections in busy areas such as malls, markets, companies, and labour camps.

In these compacted areas, people are frequently coming in close proximity with those infected with Covid-19, sharing workspaces, meals, or other general activities together. After these crowded spaces spread Coronavirus infections within the community, newly infected people are then bringing the virus home to their families with Covid-19 spreading within households, contributing to further outbreaks.

The BMA is working quickly to identify Covid-19 infections by accelerating proactive screening in the most affected areas and working to quickly launch vaccinations programmes and sites in the districts infected in these newly identified Covid-19 outbreaks.

Today’s report from the public health department confirmed 2,256 new Covid-19 infections in Thailand, along with 30 Covid-19 related deaths.

According to the BMA spokesperson posting on Facebook yesterday, the following areas have been identified as containing clusters of new Covid-19 outbreaks:

  • The Bon Kai slum in Pathumwan district
  • The Ban Khing Community in the Bang Khae district
  • The Sommasas Temple community in the Pom Prab district
  • The Sampeng area of Samphanthawong district
  • The Din Daeng district
  • The Dusit district
  • The Khlong Toey district
  • The Suan Luang district

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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