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BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday surveyed markets and workers’ camps in Yannawa district in a bid to nip new Covid-19 clusters in the bud.

Wallaya Wattanarat, BMA deputy permanent secretary, said the number of Covid-19 cases is rising due to the quick transmission of the virus.

“So, BMA has instructed district offices across the city to work on curbing the spread of Covid-19, especially in markets, communities and workers’ camps,” Wallaya said.

Retailers and staff underwent Covid-19 tests in six markets in Yannawa district, namely Rungcharoen, Hiso, Wat Dokmai, Lan Sai, Perm Sap and Bang Pong Pang. City officials have collected 75 samples in each market.

BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities

BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities

BMA officials also visited the Pre-Built company’s workers’ camp on Rama III Soi 77 to check if steps have been taken to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Of the 609 workers inside the camp, 252 had earlier this month tested positive for Covid-19. Of them, 146 are being treated in hospitals or field hospitals and 106 are awaiting test results.

Officials found that Pre-Built has implemented preventive measures such as keeping the area well ventilated, disinfecting the surroundings and monitoring workers’ symptoms.

“Yannawa district officials have been instructed to monitor the situation in the area to control the spread of Covid-19 effectively,” Wallaya added.

BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities BMA hunts for clusters in Yannawa markets, communities

Published : June 16, 2021

By : The Nation