12 July 2024

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced the immediate closure of six fresh markets in Bang Khae district for three days for disinfection, with the possibility that the closure may be extended if the number of people infected with COVID-19 keeps rising.

To date, the number of infections has risen to 224 out of 4,991 people tested between March 11th and 14th.

3,086 were cleared of the disease and results are still pending for 1,681.

People who visited the markets, namely Siriseththanon (formerly Saeng Fah), Soon Karnkha Bang Khae, Kitti, Pasom, Talad Mai Bang Khae and Wonder, between February 20th and March 13th have been asked to come forward for screening, to be provided free of charge, at a mobile lab based in a public park at the side of The Mall Bang Khae.

Due to the number of people who showed up for tests today, some could not receive the test, so testing has been extended until March 26th and the number of people being tested per day has been increased from 800 to 1,000.

Those who want to receive the free tests must bring with them their ID cards and smart phones and queue tickets will be issued from 7.30 am.