23 May 2024

Popular shopping malls, Central Plaza Lat Phrao, Imperial World and Union Mall, which are all located at or near Bangkok’s Lat Phrao intersection, have declared that they are not the unnamed malls, mentioned by the CCSA on Wednesday as the location of a new cluster of 23 COVID-19 infections.

In her daily press briefing, CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that 48 infection clusters in Bangkok have now been placed under close watch, including a new cluster at a Lat Phrao shopping mall, which she did not name.

In the Central Plaza Lat Phrao Facebook post, the mall said that it is not the one mentioned by the CCSA assistant spokesperson, insisting that the mall has adopted stringent preventive measures, by conducting a “big clean” every day, after the closing time, to ensure utmost confidence among its clients.

Meanwhile, the Union Mall, which is opposite Central Plaza, also issued a denial in its Facebook post, saying that the mall resumed operations on May 28th after a 15-day closure for disinfection and cleanup. It said it has checked with the Chatuchak district office and was told that there is no new cluster in the district.

Imperial World Lat Phrao, which is located on the Lat Phrao Road, also issued a denial, saying that it is located in Wang Thong Lang district, not Lat Phrao district, as widely misunderstood.

Lat Phrao Road does not cut through the Lat Phrao district, but through Chatuchak, Wang Thong Lan and Bang Kapi districts.

The Lat Phrao district covers an area of 21.36 square kilometres.  It is divided into two sub-districts, namely Lat Phrao and Jarakae Buats main roads are Chokechai 4 from Sangkhom Songkroh Road to Lat Phrao-Wang Hin Road; Lat Phrao-Wang Hin Road to Wang Hin intersection; Sena Nikhom 1 Road Khlong Lat Phrao Bridge to Wang Hin intersection; Lat Plakhao Road from Wang Hin intersection to Khlong Loom Fai Bridge, Prasert Manookit and Pradit Manootham roads.