Connect with us


Entertainment venues the source of 6,020 Covid-19 infections

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: Nightlife entertainment venues were responsible for over 6000 Covid-19 infections this month.

As the Covid-19 third wave reaches in Thailand’s provinces, the main culprit in the spread of the infectious new strain is entertainment venues such as bars, clubs and pubs. With around 1,000 – 1,500 new daily infections over the past week, 71 provinces throughout the country have traced Covid-19 infections back to clusters in bars and nightclubs.

The CCSA announced yesterday that in April alone a total of 6,020 Coronavirus infections were connected to evening entertainment venues.

They confirmed that 40% of all people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bangkok this month could be traced back to nightlife locations, a total of 1,583 infections. In the other provinces, entertainment spots were also the source of a quarter of all Covid-19 infections.

Young people make up over half of these third-wave cases, with 3,432 Covid-infected people 20 to 29 years old according to the CCSA. While all of Thailand’s 77 provinces now have Covid-19 infections, only 6 provinces don’t have any cases traced to these entertainment venues. Just Chai Nat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Ranong, Satun, and Yala are currently free of Coronavirus infections linked to these nightlife clusters.

1,157 patrons along with 364 bar staff and 348 other people thought to be in close proximity to people who were infected with the Coronavirus came forward and were identified and tested from these entertainment venues. But the CCSA says that accounts for only 27% of the infections connected to nightlife locations, while the majority of people did not cooperate and withheld pertinent information, making the identification and containment of the Covid-19 outbreaks from entertainment venues more difficult.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Leave a comment below or join the discussion on Thaiger Talk Forums.



  1. Avatar

    Boris B

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:10 am

    This is a never ending storyline I fear the worst for the Thai people and the economy.

  2. Avatar


    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:39 am

    ‘Entertainment’ venues… LMAO. We all know what they are 555

  3. Avatar


    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    That is the result of Songkran. Nobody talks about it.

  4. Avatar


    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    the virus spiked in the Bangkok sea food market 3 months ago by traffickers and casual labour,has anyone been made accountable

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Thailand. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

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.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime1 hour ago

Motorbike thieves arrested after a million baht of bikes stolen

Tourism4 hours ago

300 tourism businesses given SHA Plus certification in Phuket

Chiang Rai4 hours ago

Police warn child pornography is a serious matter after teacher caught downloading clips

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


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

Sponsored by image

Weather4 hours ago

Tropical storm Koguma brings heavy rain to North, Northeast

Thailand5 hours ago

(Another) poll (also) shows Thais’ lack of confidence in vaccine campaign

Politics6 hours ago

Despite rumours, PM and goverment not planning early election

Thailand6 hours ago

Thai PM not happy with soccer gambling

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Doctors demand the government be more honest about Covid-19

Songkhla7 hours ago

Songkhla officials investigate pricey street lamps

Crime8 hours ago

Illegal casino operator accused of 4 charges including murder

Thailand8 hours ago

Survey shows lack of confidence in Government’s handling of vaccinations

Thailand9 hours ago

Goverment kind of discloses what the secret budget is spent on

Weather9 hours ago

Penis statue works as village sees rain after erection

Eastern Thailand10 hours ago

Man busted for allegedly possessing over 100 marijuana plants, selling marijuana online

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Bangkok parks, salons, tattoo, massage reopen Monday

Thailand3 months ago

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

Tourism3 months ago

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

Phuket3 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8