10 Bangkok markets closed to curb COVID-19 spread
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the closure of 10 markets in the capital, as the rate of new COVID-19 infections is still increasing and spreading across the city.
The markets ordered to close are:
Ying Charoen Market, Bang Khen district (May 14th – 24th)
Din Daeng Central Market (May 12th – 21st)
Bang Kapi Market (May 20th – 22nd)
Klong Toey Market (May 15th – June 4th)
Sam Yan Market, Pathumwan district (May 18th – 20th)
Nong Chok Fresh Market (May 19th – 31st)
Sai Nate Market, Kannayao district (May 20th – 22nd)
Sala Nam Ron Market, Bangkok Noi district (May 14th – 22nd)
Lam Nok Khwaek Market, Nong Chok district (May 19th – 21st)
Phuyai Uan Flea Market, Lat Phrao district (May 20th – 22nd)
Permanent Secretary of the BMA, Silapasuay Raweesangsoon, announced the closures for cleaning, disinfection and proactive screening of market vendors and nearby communities.
The closures, however, may be extended to allow further screening and investigation. As for other markets, district officials and municipal officials have been deployed to monitor the areas, while visitors are being urged to wear face masks, wash their hands frequently and practice social distancing.