191 COVID-19 infections found in new Bang Khae cluster

191 COVID-19 infections have been found so far in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district, through proactive screening, in a new cluster traced to a shopping mall in the area, according to City Hall.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said today (Friday) that 14 infections were found on April 28th, in a community on Soi Petchkasem 84. One of them is an employee of The Mall Bang Khae. Since then, proactive screening has been conducted, during which the other 191 other infections were found.

Among the 191 infections, 82 are employees of The Mall Bang Khae, while 13 are community members in Soi Petchkasem 84.

Further investigation also found 7 cases among people who work on buses and living in Baan Khing community, prompting proactive screening of 1,500 people in the community, where 87 more infections were found. 9 infections were found in Taweechot village, while 70 bus workers are still waiting for their test results.

A previous cluster of infections in Bang Khae was linked to Bang Khae market in March, with hundreds of COVID-19 cases.

Those living in Bang Khae district can find more details, including whether they are in the high-risk group, on the website; http://bkkcovid19.bangkok.go.th/ or by calling the health office’s hotline at 02-203-2393, 02-203-2396 or 02-203-2883.


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