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Covid-19 casts grim shadow as people return to Bangkok after long holiday


The atmosphere at the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) or Mo Chit 2 this year is different from previous years due to the new wave of Covid-19. There is none of the usual crowding and throbbing with activity.

People have been gradually returning to the capital from their home provinces since Sunday after a long break to celebrate New Year with their families.

Covid-19 casts grim shadow as people return to Bangkok after long holiday

The bus terminals are uncharacteristically quiet. The usual congestion at Mo Chit 2 terminal is missing. People who return or enter Mo Chit 2 bus terminal must check their temperature and get a hand sanitizer to wash their hands.

Transport Co said there would be approximately 65,000-70,000 passengers returning to Bangkok, down 20-30 per cent compared to the previous year. So far, no passenger problems have been reported during the trips and there have been no cases of infections.

Covid-19 casts grim shadow as people return to Bangkok after long holiday

The company said it is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by setting up screening points and providing disinfectant alcohol gel to passengers, registering passengers through the ThaiChana application to keep a record of travel history and speeding up investigations in suspected cases of infections.

Published : January 04, 2021

By : The Nation