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Shopping malls more dangerous than outdoor markets, says pulmonary expert


In a Facebook post on Friday, pulmonary disease expert Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs attacked the authorities for allowing shopping complexes and convenience stores to stay open amid the new wave of infections.

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In his post, the doctor said that the risk of contracting Covid-19 in closed, badly ventilated areas was 10 times higher than in the open air.

Hence, he said, closing fresh and flea markets to protect people from the virus was ridiculous. Instead, he said, outdoor markets can be made safter if they are opened up to allow free flow of air and both shoppers and sellers wear medical masks.

Published : January 08, 2021

By : THE NATION