May 14, 2021

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Responding to the infection of the Bangkok community cluster, the Thai prime minister personally leads the command center

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The Bangkok City Government has transformed the Nimipur Stadium into a ward for patients with covid-19. (AFP)

Recently, there have been a series of community cluster infections in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Thai Prime Minister Prayut has ordered the establishment of a special command and dispatch center in the Greater Bangkok area to fight the epidemic, and he will personally lead it.

China News Agency reported that Thai Epidemic Management Center spokesperson Tawisit said on the 4th that there were more than 300 community infection cases in the Khongti District, where the largest fresh wholesale market in Bangkok is located, due to the high population density in this area. , Especially in slum residential areas with dense housing and poor ventilation, people from all walks of life are worried that it may cause the virus to spread on a larger scale.

In addition, community cluster infections were also found in the Dusit District of Bangkok, with 80 confirmed cases. Tawi said that the number of infections here began to surge after the Songkran holiday in April.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut has ordered the emergency distribution of vaccines to speed up the vaccinations for people in the air-lifting area. Bangkok Mayor Asayun said that the government has opened two vaccination sites to vaccinate community residents in the Kongti District from the 4th to the 19th of this month. At the same time, it is stepping up virus testing in the district.

In view of the large-scale cluster infections in the Khlong District, Bangkok’s already tense public medical resources may become even more overwhelmed. According to Prayut’s instructions, the Thai Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the Port Authority, will use one of the Port Authority’s offices. Facility construction square cabin hospital. A spokesperson for the Thai Ministry of Defense said that the shelter hospital is mainly used to treat patients in the airlift area.

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