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Sudarat urges Prayut to check out Covid cluster in Govt House neighbourhood


The prime minister should visit the Ban Manangkhasila community in the neighbourhood of Government House where 70 residents recently tested positive for Covid-19, former Pheu Thai Party executive Sudarat Keyuraphan said on her Facebook page.

The veteran politician, who recently set up the Thai Sang Thai Party, said: “Today my team and I visited over 200 households in the community to deliver food and supplies.

“I learned that some 30 families have been forced to isolate themselves as they were in close contact with the 70 confirmed patients,” she said.

Sudarat urges Prayut to check out Covid cluster in Govt House neighbourhood

“Many of the locals believe the source of the cluster cases in the community is the gambling den that has opened up in the area,” Sudarat added.

“They say the den operator has been switching locations to avoid detection and one of the locations is a market near the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal, which is believed to be a Covid-19 hotspot.

“I urge Prime Minister Prayut [Chan-o-cha] to visit the community with me to see if there really is a gambling den so close to the Government House that has been causing problems for surrounding communities, especially during this outbreak crisis,” she said.

Sudarat urges Prayut to check out Covid cluster in Govt House neighbourhood

Sudarat added that she has tasked party members to closely monitor the situation in the community as well as coordinate with related agencies to provide the necessary aid.

Published : May 18, 2021

By : THE NATION