The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is vaccinating 2,100 people who work at entertainment venues in Watthana district’s Thong Lor area against COVID-19, as the area emerges as an epicentre of a new COVID-19 cluster.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said yesterday 4,200 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been reserved for the inoculation drive to contain the Thong Lor cluster.
A total of 300 people were vaccinated on the first day of vaccinations, which were carried out at Wat That Thong yesterday.
The inoculations will continue at the Saeng Thip sports ground on Soi Pridi Banomyong 2 from today until Friday, with 600 doses reserved each day, the governor said.
The recipients will receive their second dose within 2-4 weeks.
Meanwhile, about 300 police officers at Thong Lor station and about 100 officials at the Watthana district office will be vaccinated at Police General Hospital.
Health workers are also collecting nasal swabs from people working at entertainment venues in Watthana and the adjacent Klong Toey district.
Pol Gen Kwanmuang said the capital’s infectious disease committee have shut down 81 entertainment venues in Watthana, 75 in Klong Toey and 40 more in Bang Khae district between 6th-19th April to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the capital after many cases were found there.