Countdown Events Cancelled in Bangkok as 694 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Across 5 Provinces

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The Center for COVID-19 situation announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in Samut Sakhon has risen to 694 and spread to 5 provinces.
The five provinces are Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi, and Nakhon Pathom.
Meanwhile, the CCSA has issued a public appeal asking people who have made a trip to the fish market in Samut Sakhon between 1st – 19th December to get a free COVID-19 test at a hospital or health service location near home.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced that all countdown events are cancelled after new cases of COVID-19 found in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.

However, if anyone wants to hold an event, they will have to ask for permission.

Currently, health authorities are conducting active tracing in construction sites, restaurants and 472 markets.

The BMA is also asking the public to work from home for 14 days.

Kiatiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary for public health, expected the caseload to climb in the coming days as results come in from tests being conducted on workers at the Central Shrimp Market in tambon Mahahai of Samut Sakhon’s Muang district.

Dr Kiatiphum said authorities are testing 10,000 Myanmar workers and the number will increase to 40,000 in a bid to contain the outbreak within the province.