Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Bangkok community calls for proactive tests after 41 residents infected


Rim Klong Samsen community members are calling on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to launch proactive tests in their area as they fear an explosion of new Covid cases.

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Somnuek Thapnoi, former area chief, said since April, 41 members of the community had tested positive for Covid-19, while 80 people were under self-isolation.

He said the community committee has been cooking meals for those who have been isolated, adding that 328 households had donated 20 baht each to fund the meals.

“We ask BMA to conduct proactive tests in the community as soon as possible because there is a risk of the area becoming a new Covid cluster in Bangkok,” he said.

Meanwhile, officials from the Ratchathewi District Office have taken 50 people facing the risk of infection in the community to take swab tests at the Kingpetch School.

 

The officials said community members will have to wait for their turn as many people are waiting to take Covid-19 tests.

Published : May 13, 2021

By : The Nation