Two of Bangkok’s fresh markets closed after traders and workers found infected with COVID-19
The Central Din Daeng and Yingcharoen markets in Bangkok are to be closed from tomorrow (Sunday) until May 21st and May 23rd respectively, after several traders and workers in there were found to be infected with COVID-19.
The National Housing Authority’s Nakhon Luang housing office issued the order on Friday, after the Din Daeng district office had been conducting active screening of traders and workers in the market since May 10th and found numerous people testing positive for the disease.
The market will be cleaned and disinfected and remain off-limits until it resumes operations.
At the Yingcharoen market, in Bang Khen district, the management has decided to close the market from tomorrow until May 23rd after 10 traders and workers, who were regarded as high risk, tested positive for the virus.
The market’s management said in its announcement that traders and workers, many of them migrant workers, as well as people living in a community nearby will be given free COVID-19 tests from tomorrow until May 20th.
It added that the manager of the market will notify them about appointments for screening. Meanwhile, they are asked to stay home, with a terse warning that those who venture out will be banned from entering the market again, or fired in the case they are employed there and have their rental contracts cancelled in case of the traders.