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BMA inoculates 3,000 Klong Toei residents in bid to control cluster


Some 3,000 residents in Bangkok’s Klong Toei communities have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Wednesday in a bid to contain the cluster of cases in the crowded areas.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) dispatched two mobile vaccination units to Tesco Lotus Rama IV and Wat Klong Toei School on Tuesday after 304 people residing in or near Klong Toei slums tested positive for Covid-19 recently.

Of them, 193 people are residents in the 12 slums of Klong Toei, while 111 reside in condominiums or apartments near these slums.

BMA inoculates 3,000 Klong Toei residents in bid to control cluster

Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday that to efficiently contain the cluster of cases in Klong Toei, about 70 per cent or 50,000 of the 80,000 people living in the area should be vaccinated.

Aswin also promised to have the infections in the area under control within two weeks.

BMA inoculates 3,000 Klong Toei residents in bid to control cluster

From Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday evening, 2,802 people had been vaccinated, while 208 had not been given their jabs either because they changed their mind or because they had high blood pressure or fast pulse (tachycardia).

BMA is planning to dispatch more mobile units soon and aims to vaccinate around 2,500 to 3,000 people per day until May 19.

Bangkok is still leading the list with 739 new confirmed cases on Thursday, which brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the city to 16,048 since the start of the third wave on April 1.

BMA inoculates 3,000 Klong Toei residents in bid to control cluster

Published : May 06, 2021

By : THE NATION