All visitors to Thonglor pubs in March told to report for COVID-19 screening
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging all visitors to pubs and other entertainment venues in Bangkok’s Thonglor area in March to log into the “BKKcovid 19” system to arrange COVID-19 tests immediately.
The BMA’s public relations office said, in its Facebook post today (Sunday), that 40 people, who visited entertainment venues in the Thonglor, Ekamai, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak areas, have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
Details of the infections are as follows:
- Crystal pub in Thonglor Soi 25, 21 cases
- Baan Phahon Café and Bar in the Chatuchak area, 3 cases
- Ekamai Beer House, 8 cases
- Bar Bar Bar Pub Thonglor and Dollar Bangkok, 5 cases
- The Cassette Music Bar in Ekamai, 1 case
- The Emquatier Sukhumvit 39 and The Emporium, 2 cases
The BMA thanked operators of these venues for their cooperation with city officials when disinfecting the venues and help in tracing those who have visited in March.
Those who have visited these venues can contact the BMA hotlines on 02-203-2393 or 02-203-2396.
Meanwhile, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri told Thai PBS that there is no confirmation yet of a rumor that a cabinet minister visited a pub in the Thonglor area in March and then attended cabinet meetings.
When asked by a reporter whether he had visited one of the pubs, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob laughed it off, saying he hadn’t, but he promised to find out whether any of his team had done so.