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Over 5,000 people vaccinated in Klong Toei, more than 8,000 tested


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said that as of Friday 5,006 people residing in Klong Toei communities had been vaccinated against Covid-19 in a move to contain the rising cluster cases found in the areas.

The BMA dispatched two mobile vaccination units to Tesco Lotus Rama IV and Wat Klong Toei School on Tuesday, BMA permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsoon said.

The move followed a CCSA report last Sunday that throughout April, 304 people residing in or near slums in Klong Toei district had tested positive for Covid-19.

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday that to efficiently contain the cluster cases in Klong Toei, about 70 per cent of the population, or 50,000 out of 80,000 people in the communities, must be vaccinated.

Over 5,000 people vaccinated in Klong Toei, more than 8,000 tested

From May 4 to 6, 5,006 people were vaccinated at the mobile units, while 489 people did not get their jabs due to high blood pressure, tachycardia or a change of mind.

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

The city has launched an active case finding campaign by means of swab testing among people in Klong Toei communities, Silapasuay added.

“From April 27 to May 6, 8,022 people were tested, of whom 219 were positive and 5,614 negative, while 2,189 results were awaited from the lab,” she added.

Over 5,000 people vaccinated in Klong Toei, more than 8,000 tested

Published : May 08, 2021

By : THE NATION