Communities in Bangkok’s Laksi area inoculated as 1,284 workers there have COVID-19

People in seven communities near construction sites in Bangkok’s Laksi district are being inoculated against COVID-19, as more infections have been found at Italian-Thai Development worker housing, bringing total infected construction workers in the area to 1,284.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has organised inoculations for the residents in adjacent communities, from today until this Saturday, with 4,500 doses being administered, as many infections have been found in construction sites, especially the Indian variant, or B.1.617.2. 

The people being inoculated have already tested negative for the virus.

Laksi District Office Chief Sombat Kanoktipwan revealed that, among the 327 Italian-Thai construction workers tested, 146 have COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the district office conducted another proactive screening session today on 500 people, from sub-contractors for Italian-Thai to vendors in six markets at a construction site near Chulabhorn Hospital.

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