Amphawa is not a new COVID-19 cluster, says Samut Songkhram Governor – Thai PBS World Tonight [9th February 2021]
The governor of Samut Songkhram, Charas Boonnasa, expressed his concern over the CCSA’s announcement of a new cluster of COVID-19 infections, apparently linked to a female pork vendor in Amphawa district.
He explained, during a press briefing, that the infected woman, is one of the 20 infections at the market, which were discovered during proactive screening. This means that she is not a “super-spreader” and Amphawa district does not contain a new cluster of infections.
The governor’s remarks came after the CCSA warned of a new cluster, spread by a woman living in the Amphawa district of Samut Songkhram province, where 87 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
Meanwhile, many vendors at Amphawa’s floating market are demanding that the CCSA take responsibility for the error. They said that the CCSA’s statement scared people into believing that the floating market contains COVID-19 infections, leading many tourists to cancel their hotel bookings for the upcoming long weekend.