Almost 2,000 COVID-19 infections so far linked to markets – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th February 2021]
The CCSA spokesperson, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin has revealed that 1,815 infections across the country are linked to markets, 90.19% of the cases are vendors, while only 9.81% are customers.
He explained that vendors spend most of their time at the markets and are often in close contact with each other, increasing the chance of contracting the virus, compared to customers.
As for the type of markets, 96.86% of the infections are connected to fresh markets, 3.14% to flea markets.
1,496 infections in Samut Sakhon have been traced to fresh markets and 46 to flea markets. In Bangkok, however, 71 infections were related to fresh markets, and 6 to flea markets.