Pub cluster spreads to 15 provinces – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th April 2021]
So far, a COVID-19 cluster related to entertainment venues in Bangkok and its suburbs, has spread through 15 provinces and infects 291 people in just two weeks.
Also, Dr. Yong Pooworawan has confirmed that the new infections related to this cluster is the UK strain of the coronavirus, which spreads 1.7 times faster than the normal strain (and it is highly contagious).
Bangkok alone recorded 200 cases related to the Thonglor cluster, followed by 23 cases in Chon Buri, 18 in Samut Prakan, 14 in Suphan Buri, 13 in Nonthaburi, 7 in Nakhon Pathom, 5 in Pathum Thani, 2 each in Chiang Mai, Chumphon and Samut Sakhon, and 1 case each in Loei, Kanchanaburi, Tak, Lop Buri and Sa Kaeo.
The latest report said that more infections, related to the cluster, were recorded in Yasothon, Phetchabun and Chiang Rai provinces.
The CCSA assistant spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that over 6,000 people related to entertainment venues in Bangkok have already been tested, with many results still pending.
She said that the CCSA subcommittee is yet to re-adjust zoning, in line with the situation in each province, but will discuss this issue with the Interior Ministry in the next few days.
She recommended travellers check with authorities in their destination provinces about travel restrictions before they travel.