Government forms new centre to handle latest Covid outbreak in the capital

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The government has set up a new centre dedicated to tackling the coronavirus outbreak situation in Bangkok, as new cases continue to surge from new clusters across the capital, officials said Wednesday. 

“Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha as the head of the CCSA will also be director of the new center,” said Dr Apisamai Srirangsan, deputy spokeswoman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The new centre, called CCSA Bangkok, will oversee the outbreak situation such as proactive testing, patient allocation, medical resource allocation and vaccination in all 50 districts of the capital.

The move comes after the discovery of the new clusters in Khlong Toei and Pathumwan districts last week.

For the Khlong Toei cluster, 304 cases were found at 41 crowded communities within the district between April 1 and 30. 

For the Pathumwan district, local authorities have conducted around 30,000 proactive tests at entertainment venues, markets, factories and communities between April 5 and May 4 which led to the discovery of 1,586 cases within the district.

Of the 1,586 cases, 162 were found within six crowded communities in and around the Lumpini area including Pattana Bonkai, Keha Bonkai, Polo, Phra Chen, Ruamrudee and Kularb Daeng.

There are around 21,600 people living in these six communities.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said on Tuesday that they are planning to conduct around 1,000 proactive tests at known clusters per day.

They are also looking to provide tests to around 50,000 people at known clusters over the coming weeks, including 2,500-3,000 people per day at crowded communities in Khlong Toei.

The top 10 districts with the most cases in Bangkok between April 1 and 29 include Huai Khwang (392), Din Daeng (284), Bang Khen (284), Watthana (272), Chatuchak (259), Lat Phrao (230), Wang Thonglang (225), Bang Kapi (215), Suan Luang (211) & Phasi Charoen (186).

Some of the public venues that have reported cases in Bangkok between April 20 and 29 include:

April 20:

  • Ban Khae Market / Phasi Charoen
  • Bang Krabue Market / Dusit
  • Bang Phlat Market / Bang Phlat
  • 7-11 in Ratchada 13 / Din Daeng
  • Wongwian Yai Market / Khlong San
  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • 7-11 in Chaengwattana soi 6 / Bang Khen
  • Phra Khanong Market / Watthana
  • Seacon Bangkae / Phasi Charoen
  • The Mall Bangkhae (FOOD section) / Bangkhae
  • Lotus Bangkapi / Bangkapi
  • Khlong Toei Market / Khlong Toei
  • Chokchai Ruammit Flea Market / Din Daeng
  • Pratunam Market / Ratchathewi
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • Chao Phraya Flea Market / Bangkok Noi
  • 7-11 at Prem Sombat soi / Din Daeng
  • Big C Ratchadamri / Pathum Wan
  • Tops Market Market Place Dusit / Dusit
  • Mahanak Market / Dusit
  • Sri Kema Market / Bang Sue
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi
  • Huai Khwang Market / Din Daeng
  • Central Chidlom (electronic section) / Pathum Wan
  • CentralPlaza Ramindra / Bang Khen
  • Petchkasem 41 Flee Market / Bangkhae
  • CentralPlaza Rama 2 / Bang Khun Thian

April 21:

  • Pracha Uthit 61 Market / Thung Khru
  • Wongwian Yai Market / Khlong San
  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • Khlong Toei Market / Khlong Toei
  • The Mall Bangkhae (FOOD section) / Bangkhae
  • Chatuchak Market / Chatuchak
  • Number One Market / Prawet
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • Pratunam Market / Ratchathewi
  • Big C Petchkasem / Bangkhae
  • Rung Charoen Market / Yan Nawa
  • Huai Khwang Market / Din Daeng
  • 7-11 at Prem Sombat soi / Din Daeng
  • Market Today / Bangkapi
  • Mahanak Market / Dusit
  • The Mall Bangkhae (FOOD section) / Bangkhae
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi
  • Central Chidlom (electronic section) / Pathum Wan
  • BTS On Nut / Khlong Toei

April 22:

  • Tha Sai Market / Lak Si
  • Rung Charoen Market / Yan Nawa
  • Wongwian Yai Market / Khlong San
  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • Lotus Chaengwattana / Lak Si
  • Fashion Island / Khannayao
  • Mahanak Market / Dusit
  • Khlong Toei Market / Khlong Toei
  • Chokchai Ruammit Flea Market / Din Daeng
  • Pratunam Market / Ratchathewi
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • The Mall Bangkhae / Bangkhae
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi
  • Max Value Wang-Hin / Lat Phrao
  • Sai Song Market / Bangkhae
  • Bang Bumru Train Market / Bangkok Noi

April 23:

  • Makro Sathon / Sathon
  • Satri Witthaya 2 Fresh Market / Lat Phrao

April 24:

  • 7-11 at soi Ngamwongwan 52 / Chatuchak
  • Central World / Pathumwan
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • Big C Rama 2 / Bang Khun Thian
  • Talat Phlu Market / Thon Buri
  • Iconsiam / Khlong San
  • Makro Ramintra / Khan Na Yao
  • 7-11 at soi Charansanitwong 57 / Bang Phlat
  • Siam Paragon / Pathumwan

April 25:

  • McDonald’s at Lotus Rama 3 / Khan Na Yao
  • Wongwian Yai Market / Khlong San
  • Lotus Yaowarat / Sampanthawong
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • Sampeng Market / Sampanthawong
  • Tao Poon Market / Bang Sue
  • Central Rama 2 / Bang Khun Thian
  • Bangkok National Museum / Phra Nakhon
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi

April 26:

  • Prachaniwet Market / Chatuchak
  • Wongwian Yai Market / Khlong San
  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • Central World / Pathumwan
  • 7-11 at soi Tungmungkorn 20 / Taling Chan
  • Thanommit Market / Bang Khen
  • Big C Saphan Mai / Bang Khen
  • Khlong Toei Market / Khlong Toei
  • Chokchai Ruammit Flea Market / Din Daeng
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • Mahanak Market / Dusit
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi
  • B-Gallery (Baiyok Tower3) / Ratchathewi

April 27:

  • 7-11 at Bang Khae Market / Bang Khae
  • Big C Saphan Mai / Bang Khen
  • Bueng Kum Market / Bueng Kum
  • Chok Chai 4 Fresh Market / Wang Thonglang
  • B-Gallery (Baiyok Tower3) / Ratchathewi
  • Ta Prachan Amulet Market / Phra Nakhon

April 28:

  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • Mo Chit Bus Terminal / Chatuchak
  • Big C Saphan Mai / Bang Khen
  • Pak Khlong Talat Market / Phra Nakhon
  • B-Gallery (Baiyok Tower3) / Ratchathewi
  • Lat Phrao 101 Market / Bangkapi
  • Ta Prachan Amulet Market / Phra Nakhon

April 29:

  • Din Daeng Market / Din Daeng
  • Big C Saphan Mai / Bang Khen

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