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Hat Yais famous Kim Yong market up and running as lockdown relaxed


Merchants at Hat Yai’s Kim Yong market are ready to welcome a large number of shoppers after Covid-19 measures were relaxed in Songkhla province. Virus prevention measures are to be strictly adhered to while most of the merchants have been vaccinated.

On Monday, the Kim Yong market was bustling with activity as people came out in large numbers to buy dried food and snacks, after the easing of restrictions in the province.

A shop owner told reporters that the market had come back to life the past Saturday and Sunday as interprovincial travel has been resumed.

“Sales during the past weekend got a major boost as some customers purchased bulk quantities of products for reselling. If this satisfying trend continues, sales should shortly reach THB10,000 per day like it used to.

Hat Yais famous Kim Yong market up and running as lockdown relaxed

Most of the vendors at Kim Yong market have received the first shot of the vaccine and some are receiving the second one. On Tuesday, some of the merchants have closed their shops to get the second jab,” said the owner of Somchaipanich general store.

The Kim Yong market is strictly following Covid-19 prevention measures by providing alcohol-based gel and checking the customers’ temperature before they enter the shop.

Published : September 07, 2021