THE Land Transport Department today (May 20) announced that drivers of all types of public transport, such as tuk-tuks, small mini-buses, buses and motorcycle taxis, may now register for free Covid-19 vaccination from tomorrow onwards, TV Channel 7 said.
The department’s Director-General Jirut Wisarnchit said these drivers have to be vaccinated quickly because they are at a high risk of getting infected.
Vaccination will start during May 24-31 at Bang Sue Grand Central Station in Bangkok and the Land Transport office in each province.
They were urged to scan a QR Code that would show up when calling 7HD on their mobile phone and then provide all the details after which the department would contact them by sending them an SMS.
Another option is to register at the Land Transport website, http://www.dlt.go.th or do so at Bangkok Transportation Office, areas 1-5, or the department’s Passenger Transport Office.
Meanwhile, 25 out of 97 Thai workers returning from Cambodia tested positive for coronavirus at the border checkpoint in Aranyaprathet district at Sa Kaeo province today (May 20), Thai Rath said.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has now allowed Thai workers in Cambodia, including those who work at casinos in the Cambodian boomtown Poipet adjacent to Aranyaprathet, who do not have a valid passport to return home via this checkpoint by coordinating with the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh to do so.
This is to prevent Thais in the neighbouring country from sneaking across the border through natural routes.
Top: A Thai tuk-tuk. Photo: Richard (CC BY 2.0)