BANG RAK district officials this afternoon (June 10) posted a message on its Facebook page that Lalai sap market off Silom road is only being closed for three days from today for coronavirus cleaning and undertaking proactive tests, Sanook.com said.
The district debunked news that spread saying 310 people had been found to be infected with coronavirus at this market and that it is being closed indefinitely.
Officials explained from May 26 onwards 13 cases of coronavirus had been found at this market as well as a group of nine high-risk people all belonging to the same family.
Covid tests will be held at this market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow with around a thousand traders and people living close by to be screened for infection.
They underscored that this market is only being shut for three day from today to Saturday (June 10-12) only.
Meanwhile TV Channel 7 this morning quoted Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, assistant spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), as saying that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration had a plan to inspect 486 markets during May 24 to June 9 and completed inspection of 379 of them.
Of the total inspected, 90 markets failed to meet the standard.
The most common shortcomings were inadequate distance between people, no temperature screening at entrances and exits, being too crowded, upto 7% of the people not wearing face masks, not enough hand washing points, poor ventilation and traders and employees not being registered.
Lalai Sap market. Photos: Hotels.com