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No outbreak in central Chinatown, insists Bangkok official


Bangkok officials have debunked rumours that Covid-19 has been spreading rapidly through Yaowarat (Chinatown), stating that only one shop in the area had reported an infection.

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Bangkok officials have inspected the area and confirmed that no outbreak has taken place, said Khachit Chatchawanit, deputy permanent secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

Khachit Chatchawanit

One person tested positive for Covid-19 at a shop on Ratchawong Road and was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment, he said. The shop has been closed for cleaning, while people exposed to the infected person have been quarantined for 14 days.

No outbreak in central Chinatown, insists Bangkok official

Khachit also responded to fears triggered by the sight of an official in full biohazard gear spraying disinfectant in Yaowarat. He said the BMA had not ordered its Ratchawong office to take such action and would instruct employees on the right way to conduct cleaning operations.

No outbreak in central Chinatown, insists Bangkok official No outbreak in central Chinatown, insists Bangkok official

Published : April 22, 2021

By : The Nation