27 Covid clusters found in 17 Bangkok districts

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) this afternoon (May 15) said 27 coronavirus clusters had been found in 17 Bangkok districts with 20 of them still being brought under control while seven had been curbed, Amarin TV said.

People were urged to strictly follow coronavirus preventive measures and get vaccinated.

The clusters CCSA mentioned are as follows:

Maximum surveillance clusters:

  • Din Daeng district: Huay Kwang and Din Daeng markets;
  • Khlong Toey district: construction workers’ camp and slum community;
  •  Laksi district: Construction workers’ camp;
  •  Lat Phrao district: An insurance company;
  • Ratchathewi district: Pratunam Finance Company;
  • Phra Nakhon district: Pak Khlong Talat market;
  • Dusit district: Mahanak intersection, fruit market and Saphan Khao junction;
  •  Pom Prap Sattru Phai district: Klong Thom Centre, Suapa, 22 July Circle, Worachak and Bobae;

Clusters under surveillance:

  • Wattana district: Construction workers’ camp;
  •   Suan Luang district: Morawan community;
  • Chatuchak district: Prisons;

Newly found clusters: 

  • Ratchathewi district: Samsen canal community and Makkasan railway flats;
  •  Prawet district: Bun Rueang market;
  •  Bang Rak district: Silom;
  • Thawi Watthana district: Slum community;
  • Suan Luang district: A furniture store.

Meanwhile protest leader Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, or Rung, said in a Facebook post that her parents had got infected with coronavirus after she and her older sister Methavi had done so.

She added that she was coordinating with a hospital for their treatment and had informed all those who got close to them of what had happened.

However she also said she could not express how sad and angry she was at what happened to her and her friends who were detained for two months while awaiting trail with some still behind bars.

This led to her and her friends catching Covid in prison and passing the infection on to those close to them.

She added that those detained and imprisoned did not know how severely Covid was spreading in the compound because everyday officials would tell them to relax and not worry and just protecting themselves was enough.

She pointed out that while the Corrections Department had stated that the situation was under control, the number of inmates getting infected was increaing daily, peaking at more than 1,000 today.

She questioned what else the department was hiding from the society.


Top: Downtown Bangkok as seen from Cloud 47 Rooftop Bar, United Centre office tower, Silom road. Photo: Ninara (CC BY 2.0)

Home Page:  Protest leader Panusaya, or Rung, said her parents too had got infected. Photo: Amarin TV


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