Mon, December 06, 2021

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Entertainment venues the biggest source of Covid-19 infections in Bangkok


Close to two-thirds of Covid-19 cases in the third wave in Bangkok can be traced to entertainment venues, according to statistics revealed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the 19 sources of infections, visitors to entertainment venues totalled 2,227, followed by family or home (278), workplace or company (203), cluster links from other provinces (199), SQ/ASQ/AHQ (89), banquet seminar/ordination ceremony (78), hospitals (77), markets (74), restaurants (74), stores/convenience stores (55), sports venues/gyms (32), police station (22 police), educational institutions (17), prisons (11), religious place (10), condos (9), beauty salon/massage/spa (9), public transport (6), and others (8).

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin told a press conference that each province would have different strict measures to contain Covid-19 depending on the local situation, which had been approved by the CCSA sub-committee. He said the most common measure was people needed to wear a mask in public or face a fine of up to Bt20,000.

Published : April 25, 2021

By : The Nation