Three shopping malls deny having clusters of COVID-19 infections in their premises

Three popular shopping malls, in Bangkok’s Siam Square commercial district, claimed today (Saturday) that the COVID-19 infections among their staff account for just 0.4% of their employees and that most caught their infection elsewhere.

A joint statement from Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and Siam Discovery was issued today in response to a statement by CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin that a new cluster of infections has been found at shopping malls in Siam Square, in the Pathumwan district.

The three malls said that only 129 infections have been confirmed since April, out of some 35,000 employees working there, and that most of them were infected at their lodgings.

They said that they have already taken steps to contain the spread of the disease, adding that they attach the utmost importance to the safety of the employees and their clients and have been cooperating with the government by allowing Siam Paragon to be used as a venue for vaccinations about two weeks ago.

Their employees are receiving vaccine jabs and the three malls have been disinfected every day, after closing time, for the past 14 months, which will continue, said the statement.


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