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Bangkok governor worried Omicron infections will rise, BMA prepares for new wave


Bangkok Governor Asawin Kwanmuang warned that Covid-19 Omicron infections were likely to rise especially because of New Year celebrations involving large gatherings.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has prepared medical staff, equipment, medication and patient beds in case there is a new surge of Omicron, he said.

Precisely 25,345 beds have been reserved for patients in main hospitals, field hospitals, and hospitels, according to the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Services.

Additionally, the BMA has prepared 40 community isolation sites with a capacity of 5,066 beds to treat Omicron cases.

The BMA, concerned about the current wave of Covid-19, has urged related organisations to closely monitor the spread of the new variant and asked the agencies to implement strict measures, especially after the New Year holidays.

City hall has also advised Bangkokians to get fully vaccinated to stay safe from infection or death.

 

Bangkok governor worried Omicron infections will rise, BMA prepares for new wave

Published : January 05, 2022

By : THE NATION